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Whole30 Debuts Plant-Based Program That Could "Improve Your Energy"

Now, vegetarians and vegans can join the Whole30 health kick.

There's a new plant-based eating program in town, and it's pretty spectacular. Melissa Urban, co-founder and CEO of Whole30 says of the recently debuted Plant-Based Whole30 program, "Improve your energy, sleep, cravings, mood, and self-confidence with the Whole30's new whole food plant-based approach."

Previously, the Whole30 company has mostly focused on proteins that are animal-based, which was not an option for vegetarians or vegans. A plant-based program like this affords non-meat eaters to use the Whole30 diet program while enjoying the healthy, delicious benefits of plant-based food. Read on to learn more, and next, check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

Here's how the Whole30 program works

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If you're not familiar with the Whole30 concept, it's a way of eating that was designed to be a change in lifestyle. It's not a quick way of losing weight, but a change in your eating habits.

The program goes a little something like this. For 30 days, you eliminate certain foods altogether. According to the program rules, these food items include grains, dairy, alcohol, sugar, and processed foods, with the goal of attaining a diet that's well-balanced. After the 30-day period, each food item is gradually brought back into your diet, one at a time.

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The end goal?

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There's another benefit to experiencing this program, in addition to establishing a well-balanced diet. In adhering to this concept, it's easy to discover what makes you feel good, what foods are bad choices, and any food sensitivities you may have. The goal is to pinpoint many mental and physical conditions, allergies, anxiety, skin issues, and so much more. The process will help to rebalance your hormones, kick cravings to the curb, improve health ailments, energize you, and boost your immune system.

The Whole30 concept is, "Empowering you to change your health, habits, and relationship with food—on your terms."

Here's what to know about the new Plant-Based Whole30 program

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You'll abide by the same standard rules for the plant-based program, but the differences lie in protein. If you opt for the new plant-based regimen, you'll be eating lentils, peas, legumes; forms of soy that are minimally processed or whole, like tempeh, miso, and tofu; whole forms of plant-based protein powers like pumpkin, chia, pea, or hemp; nuts and seeds, to name some examples. You won't be eating animal protein, animal fats, forms of soy that are highly processed, animal-sourced dairy, grains, alcohol, sulfites, or carrageenan.

Related: 11 Best Healthy Plant-Based Snack Ideas

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Alexa Mellardo
Alexa is the Mind + Body Deputy Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa
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