Decoding Popular Diets: Whole30

Decoding Popular Diets: Whole30

Years before I became a Registered Dietitian, I tried Whole30 (gasp!).  Full disclosure, I didn't last 30 days.  Details are fuzzy (probably from removing so many foods!), but I doubt I lasted longer than a week.  My decision to begin the program stemmed from lingering eating-triggered pain that I experienced following my gallbladder removal.  It wasn't the right program for me at the time, and now as a dietitian, I'd caution others venturing into it - but not based on my personal experience (sample size of 1 wouldn't hold up in the science journals!).  Let's dig into the details along with my reservations about the program.  

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