whole30 diet review

Whole30 diet review

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Whole30 is an up and coming (fad) diet that aims to re-energise your body and help you lose weight in just 30 days. It’s being tried by many people looking to get more healthy and slim down. But, does it really work? And is it as healthy as it claims to be? Here’s our Whole30 diet review.

whole30 diet review

Lets start by taking apart the bad food groups they advise eating and the good ones they advise skipping.

Misinformation

The diet promises to give you more energy.

So, why do they tell you to give up sugar and grains? This is absurd. Getting rid of the foods that provide your body with the vital energy it needs to live and thrive off is not the way to do it.

In fact, you need to be eating sugar, carbs and grains in ABUNDANCE.

What do the slimmest nations in the world consume as the staple of their diets? Rice. Corn. Sugar.

Asians and Africans are the slimmest because they eat high carb diets. Travel anywhere around Asia and rice is included in almost every meal. Sadly, this is changing with the inclusion of the poisonous Western diet. If you’re interested on reading more about this I suggest you read The China Study By Dr Colin Campbell.

whole30 diet review

Eating a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet will slim you right down, not to mention, give you stacks more energy.

I can assure you it’s not the rice, fruit and potatoes that causes high obesity rates in the Western World. It’s the massive amount of animal products, saturated fat, eggs and dairy.

Their recommendation to avoid vital foods such as sugar and grains isn’t a good start.

Recommending unhealthy and cruel foods

Sadly the Whole30 diet recommends eating meat, seafood and eggs. That’s such a shame. It’s 2016 and people are still advising unhealthy and cruel foods like these?

Whole30 claims to help you lose weight. How will that happen when you eat high protein foods such as meat, eggs and seafood? As we know protein, especially animal protein is highly anabolic, meaning it makes you gain mass.

whole30 diet review

While people may claim they’ve lost weight through the diet, it will be through calorie restricting. No one wants to be starving hungry all day, there’s much more healthy ways to lose weight.

Anyways, here’s more information on why especially meat and eggs are bad for your health and the environment.

Meat

To put it frankly, we shouldn’t eat meat and our bodies were never designed to eat meat.

Herbivores’ jaws move in a side to side motion during chewing and mastication. The jaws of carnivores are locked in place and move in a vertical motion. Carnivores also have long sharp canines to tear the flesh from a freshly hunted animal, humans have blunt, small canines with an abundance of molars.

We’re not carnivorous by nature, we’re simply lied to and misled into thinking we are.

Whole30 diet review
This is why humans aren’t meat-eaters in ANY sense of the word.

Our intestinal tracts are long like all herbivores and frugivores. Carnivores and omnivores have short intestines. Meat ruins our digestion and leaves rotting flesh inside of us. Not the nicest eh?

Humans aren’t meat-eaters, it’s as simple as that.

Meat and health

Why is it that a humans health is destroyed by eating meat? Just look at this chart below. How could the Whole30 diet promote meat?

humans arent meat-eaters

Processed meat and bacon are class 1 carcinogens, red meat is highly likely to cause cancer. . Plants don’t cause cancer, they stop it.

If our bodies were meant to eat meat then it certainly wouldn’t give us cancer.

whole30 diet review

Not to mention the contribution to obesity, heart disease (the leading cause of death in the US) and diabetes.

According to research conducted by Cleveland Clinic, a substance that’s abundant in red meat, has been found to promote the development of atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis is the hardening or clogging of coronary arteries and is one of the highest contributor to deaths worldwide.

whole30 diet review

The substance named carnitine, is transformed into a metabolite called TMAO, which in particular is linked with atherosclerosis and the clogging of arteries.

It was found that a diet high in carnitine (e.g. processed meat and red meat) is a precursor to future problems such as heart disease. Unsurprisingly and most notably researchers found that:

Baseline TMAO levels were significantly lower among vegans and vegetarians than omnivores. Remarkably, vegans and vegetarians, even after consuming a large amount of carnitine, did not produce significant levels of the microbe product TMAO, whereas omnivores consuming the same amount of carnitine did.

heart disease and veganism

Eggs

Promoting eggs in a ‘healthy diet’ is downright laughable.

Here’s the deal with eggs.

If you’re keen to eat a chickens period, then great!

Really though, think about it. Why would you want to eat a chicken’s period? Most importantly, we don’t need to eat eggs.

346 million male chicks are simply discarded at birth as they provide no benefit to the farmers and industry. Specifically, a grinder is used in which the alive and fully conscious chicks are thrown in to spinning metal cogs and crushed.

Or, alternatively, they’re left in small plastic bags while they suffocate to death.

Want to be part of that? Don’t eat eggs, choose compassion.

And then we have your health. Eggs are the leading cause of high cholesterol in the United States. They simply have a pro-inflammatory nature that affects the lining of our arteries, some studies have even shown eggs may be as bad as smoking in terms of arterial plaque build-up.

For more on why eggs are so horrendous click here. Or, if you want to know more about why their so bad for your health, try here!

Lets end on the positives.

They promote not eating dairy, this is EXCELLENT. Dairy is massively detrimental to your health in both the long term and short term

Dairy is packed with cholesterol. A single serving of milk can contain as much as 24g of it, whereas, it’s simply non-existent in a vegan diet.

Oh, and then there’s the cancer. Dairy is one of the biggest carcinogens known to man. Ovarian, prostate, you name it, dairy most likely causes it.

This is only skimming the surface (pardon the pun!)

There’s the high saturated fat, increased chances of osteoporosis, acne and the weight gain associated with dairy. Weight gain because milk contains growth hormone. Growth hormone meant to increase the weight of a calf by 20 times, just imagine what that does to a human. This isn’t even mentioning all the antibiotics and pus in milk (yes pus, as in the white shit in your pimples).

But let’s get to the main point.

Dog milk is for puppies, rat milk is for baby rats, horse milk for their foals. But what about cows milk?

Humans!

WRONG.

Cows milk is for baby cows. No animal needs milk beyond the years of infancy and that includes fully grown adults. We have to be one of the dumbest species to think that we need to drink another species milk.

Then there’s how cruel the dairy industry is…

They also promote eating un-processed foods which is good and to not drink alcohol. They say to eat fruits and vegetables Even better! We have no complaints about this part of the diet, in fact we strongly recommend eating this way.

Whole30 diet review- summary

The Whole30 diet has some good ideas behind it in regards to not eating dairy and eating lots of fruits and vegetables. However, it’s heavily let down by the other foods it supports.

Promising to give you more energy yet excluding foods that the body runs off and needs for that energy just doesn’t make sense.

It’s a diet that promises health yet promotes eating foods that contribute to heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes. That doesn’t make much sense.

whole30 diet review

The Whole30 diet is another fad diet. You’ll be yo-yo-ing in weight, mood and health. It’s not the worst fad diet out there but it’s certainly not healthy.

There’s much healthier ways to lose weight, improve digestion and increase your energy levels. You could eat sustainably and not worry about the constant up and downs of fad diets.

You’re much better off eating a high-carb, low-fat, vegan diet with a focus oh whole foods and exercising daily. You’ll be feeling your freshest, healthiest and happiest. There’s no calorie restricting, it’s the healthiest way to live.

Vegans live longer, have a fraction of the health problems and are more likely to live longer. Now, why don’t you go give that a try?!

10 COMMENTS

  1. Sooo… Not a review of Whole30 at all then?

    This, my friends is the rantings of a Milligan’s vegan with only a very basic knowledge of Paleo and Whole30 lifestyles…

    You’re vegan… Yay! You have your lifestyle and I have mine… Grow up and change the name of this article, because it has NOTHING to do with what it claims.

    • Sooo… Not a review of Whole30 at all then?

      This, my friends is the rantings of a Millitant vegan with only a very basic knowledge of Paleo and Whole30 lifestyles…

      You’re vegan… Yay! You have your lifestyle and I have mine… Grow up and change the name of this article, because it has NOTHING to do with what it claims.

  2. I’ve been Paleo for 4 yrs. Lost 28 lbs/ lowered my bad cholesterol/ raised my good cholesterol/ all my blood chemistries are within normal. I have the energy of a person 1/2 my age. And I sleep better. It works for me!

    • Exactly! The pseudo science in this article misses some very obvious important factors. Namely the processed vs. Whole foods as being the reason the US has these problems that Asian countries do not. Same applies to a vegan diet. Most are eating more veggies and less processed foods. As your last pie chart shows, the US consumes 63% of calories in processed foods…THAT is the problem, that is the only common denominator among the world’s healthiest populations. and it’s one addressed by the whole30 lifestyle.

      Furthermore, whole30 does NOT restrict calories! I tracked my calories and ate between 1500 and 1700 calories per day (far more than the 1200 I would get with carb restrictive diets.

      The whole30 also does not restrict carbs, they just come from better sources- fruit and veggies! The truth is, some people’s bodies just do not process grains well, and they feel much better without them.

      Finally, I really can’t believe you’re pimping sugar. No one needs added sugar in their diet. You can get all the sugar you need from fruits and veggies.

  3. There are so many things wrong with this article, so I will try my best to be succinct…..just kidding….I won’t.

    1. THIS IS NOT A DIET….not the way in which you are advertising anyway. This is a LIFESTYLE.

    2. Whole30 IS NOT about weight loss. Please purchase a copy of the book and you will see for yourself that there is ZERO emphasis on weight loss. In fact, a strict rule is to forget about your scale for the 30 days. If you intentionally weigh yourself (I say intentionally because there is a way to get around not knowing your weight at the doctor’s office when they ask you to get on the scale) you MUST start over.

    3. Whole30 DOES NOT tell participants to give up all sugar, it tells participants to give up ADDED sugar. There’s a big difference buddy, I suggest you learn it. They’re are natural sugars in vegetables that give you plenty of energy.

    4. High carb/low fat diets DO NOT slim people down. You need to do some more research on this for sure. A little laughable.

    5. The reason why America is FAT is not because of the “massive amount of animal products, saturated fat, eggs, and dairy” as you claim. It’s because of the added sugar, chemicals, and food-like products that the food industry is pushing on us. Let me break it down for you. There’s a symbiotic relationship between the food industry and the medical industry. The food industry pumps out food-like products that our bodies do not know how to process, therefore, making us sick. Where do we go when we’re sick….why….to the doctor of course!!! Where they can pump us with more foreign agents.

    6. If you talk about how humans are not designed to eat meat one more time…

    7. Eating eggs raises LDL cholesterol (the good kind in case you’re that dense) so I’m not sure what the problem here is.

    8. The Whole30 IS NOT A FAD. It’s here to stay.

    I have watched myself and family members turn our health around and we could not be happier, so maybe instead of asking people to try a vegan lifestyle like you do at the end of this pathetic article, maybe you should actually TRY the Whole30. Once you’re done, you can eat your words, although they probably won’t be compliant.

    Cheers.

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