Whole30 diet review
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.
Lets start by taking apart the bad food groups they advise eating and the good ones they advise skipping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Promoting eggs in a ‘healthy diet’ is downright laughable.
Here’s the deal with eggs.
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?
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.
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?!