For 30 days this month we're exploring Whole30, the 30-day reset and refocus on whole foods. Whole30 isn't a diet or a judgment of foods as "good and bad." It's actually a short-term reset that has helped many of our readers cook more and figure out the foods that make them feel their best. Read more about our coverage here.
This January I'm embarking on my first foray into Whole30. In case you're not familiar with this very popular program, you cut out dairy, added sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, carrageenan, MSG, and sulfites for 30 days and then gradually reinstate them to see if anything bothers you.
I'm doing Whole30 for a myriad of reasons, including a desire to increase my energy level and help with my anxiety. Will it work? I have no idea. But I'm willing to give it a shot and find out.
As an editor at Kitchn, my life basically revolves around food so I'm a little (read: very) nervous to start the program. Will I be able to go without cheese for so long? What happens to those impromptu dinner invitations? And what about wine? Here's how I'm tackling the biggest challenges I know I'll face during the next 30 days.
5 Whole30 Challenges (and How I Plan to Deal with Them) — 30 Days of Whole30