So, you’ve decided to do a Whole30—that popular 30-day clean eating endeavor that shuns all grains, legumes, added sweeteners, dairy, alcohol. Good for you! This paleo style, whole foods approach to eating has helped loads of Americans hit the reset button on their highly processed diets and feel great as a result. (Just look at the more than 2 million posts with the #whole30 hashtag.)
The downside, however, is that the Whole30 can be a pretty tough adjustment, even for people who eat a relatively healthy diet to begin with. In my personal experience with this dietary challenge, the first week is the hardest—I’ve dreamt of donuts and shed very real tears while observing a family member devour a sandwich. However, each time I do a Whole30, I have a secret weapon that sets me up for success: meal prepping!
Having the right foods at the ready throughout your Whole30 won’t necessarily make it a breeze, but it sure does get you off on the right foot, giving you that good thrust of momentum you need to stay motivated throughout your month of clean eating.
Here, check out our 10 favorite foods—and how to prep them—that make your Whole30 a whole lot less painful.
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