​6 Workout Tips When You Are On The Whole30 Diet

You’ve probably seen results or heard others raving about one of the biggest diet trends in the last few years. The “Whole30 diet”.

Dramatic changes to your diet can be beneficial for you when done correctly. However, one of the major challenges involved with any diet change is to change your habits.

Building habits is something that requires unwavering attention, focus and most importantly mental and emotional strength. But we all know that, in the end, the sense of accomplishment and the rewards of these habit changes far exceed the effort.

So let’s take a quick look at the Whole30 diet and then you can make the decision on whether or not this is something you want to try.

For 30 days, you eat items that are Whole30 approved. Foods like vegetables, eggs, meat, seafood, fruit, and healthy fats. Whole30 means no grains, no dairy and forget about sugar. Seems simple right?

The first two weeks will be rough. If you can get past those two weeks you may start to reap some of the benefits like more energy, better digestion, improved sleep, and stable blood sugar levels.

Whole30 is one of the “diets” out there that I can get on board with. The reason being is that it is far more sustainable than a lot of other options. However, are you really ready to give up pizza? How about ice-cream? Following a macronutrient based program to provide your body with everything that it needs while never having to say “no” to your favourite foods is what I will always recommend.

Want to give Whole30 a go?

I am excited for you!

Here are some helpful tips for you to keep in mind while working out while following the Whole30 diet:

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  1. BE REALISTIC

One of the major points of importance to be remembered, before engaging in a difficult task, is to be conscious of your current position. After this, you must determine what you seek accordingly. If your expectations are too high, then it might result in disappointment. On the other hand, a pessimistic attitude towards the future will result in demotivation and lethargy. So be realistic about what results you are hoping to achieve while following Whole30. Don’t expect to win if you aren’t exercising or following a diet and then tomorrow you try to be perfect and workout every single day.

Choose how many workouts you plan on doing each week while you are on the Whole30 diet and schedule those workouts into your calendar.

2. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

To successfully follow the Whole30 process, it is very important for you to listen to your body. It is important for you to track your progress and be aware of the reasons you may not be getting toned. As you go through the process of following this diet, feel free to make a few changes to your work out routine if your body demands. If you feel tired, rest. If you feel like a short at home workout vs. the gym, do that. Also, don’t be afraid to take a break from exercise for a few days at a time if your body tells you to.

3. PRE-WORKOUT SNACK OPTIONS

Eating before exercise is a very important aspect of fitness. An empty stomach in the gym is like a car without any gas. It can also cause serious damage to your body and organs. Consuming a healthy snack an hour before working out is recommended. It is important that the snacks included are part of the Whole30 diet itself. I recommend pairing a protein with a healthy fat for your pre-workout fuel if you are following Whole30. Some examples of pre-workout foods: Hard boiled eggs with cashews. Salmon and avocado.

4. BUDDY SYSTEM

A buddy in the gym (or a gym buddy as it is called) can be very helpful as you go through the process. Whenever two people engage in an activity, it sets out a cycle of consistent inspiration. One person inspires the other. Buddy system also makes giving up much more difficult. This also ensures that discipline is maintained throughout the entire process. So before starting it is better for you to find someone with the same goals and inspiration as yours.

The buddy system will work even if your friend is not following the Whole30 diet.

5. MAKE A PLAN

Every task becomes more effective when conducted in a systematized manner. Unique plans bring out unique results and ordinary plans bring out ordinary results. Make yourself a plan that is focused on your key expectations and keeps you motivated. Start by writing what you want to establish and what keeps you motivated. After this make plans accordingly.

I recommend really focusing on your “WHY” and instead of putting “work out” in your calendar, put your WHY so that when it pops up and reminds you, the motivation to go comes along with that reminder.

6. SET SOME GOALS

Muhammad Ali once said, "What keeps me going is goals. ”Proceeding without a goal will be like walking in an unfamiliar land without a map. You will never know where you are or where you are going. Hence, make small goals or targets for specific periods to be achieved. Continue to make more goals as you achieve the previous ones. This is what will make the ultimate difference in the result that you achieve.

Share your goals with people who you truth. Let them help you. Let those people hold you accountable. You don’t have to go it alone. For a GREAT and FREE supportive community, join the be the fire fitness Facebook group here.

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Be patient. Listen to your body. Try Whole30 if you are curious but don’t be afraid to admit that it is not for you.

There are many types of diets out there but I challenge you to try something different. Try and eat foods without labels. Try to eat when you are hungry and stop when you feel full. Your body is extremely intelligent and if we slow down and listen to what it is telling us about the food we are eating, you may not need to turn to follow such an extreme diet.

If you want to lose weight, develop that toned look and increase your energy following the Whole30 diet may not be the best thing to do. After losing over 65 lbs myself and trying LOTS of different variations of diets and meal plans I know what works. So, what works? Get your own customized fitness program with the support of an online personal trainer. You WILL see results like 100’s of my clients around the world who take part in the 8-week program.

Stay strong. Be the fire.

Dunnebells


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