How to Eat Clean & Lose Weight on the Whole30 Diet

What’s the new trend when it comes to weight loss? It’s called the Whole30, and was created by two sports nutritionists: Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. It’s similar to the paleo diet but lasts only 30 days. After that period, you learn to gradually add in food groups such as dairy to see how your body responds.

Whole30 Diet


Think you can’t do it for 30 days? On their site, they note: “It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard.”

On the list of foods to avoid for the 30-day period: Sugar, alcohol, all grains, beans, peanuts and dairy. What can you eat? We’ve got the details below, with suggestions. In all cases, the emphasis is on organic, clean, minimally processed foods:

A sample day:

  • Breakfast: Eggs scrambled in olive oil with tomatoes and avocado, plus grapefruit
  • Lunch: Roast beef with sweet potato and lettuce topped with asparagus
  • Dinner: Broiled salmon or chicken, steamed vegetables, applesauce topped with fresh blueberries and coconut milk

About Diet Diva

Joanne Eglash,’s Diet Diva, has a master of science in holistic nutrition and more than 15 years experience as a nutrition consultant, blogger, author and journalist. She has written for a wide range of publications and websites, including, Natural Health magazine, Shape magazine, Success magazine, Energy for Women and Chefs. Joanne is currently the national Diets columnist for the online news and entertainment site,, and a features food columnist for Yahoo.

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