There are numerous benefits for partaking in the Whole30 diet, including more energy, improved metabolism and – an especially desirable result – weight loss.
But exactly how much weight can you expect to lose on Whole30?
Generally, the Whole30 average weight loss amount is around 10lbs for those who have stuck with the Whole30 program for the full 30 days. Of course this won’t be the same for everyone – some will lose a bit more or a bit less.
Whole30 Weight Loss Results: Don’t Sweat It & Ditch The Scale
A word of understanding: Whole30 is not a weight loss program, as the creator Melissa Hartwig has made very clear (in fact, you’re not even supposed to weight yourself while on Whole30).
Whole30 is about learning to understand your body better and putting a stop to the unhealthy addictive relationships many of us have with food. There are numerous benefits to Whole30 that are much more significant than weight loss, like improved mood, better sleep, healthier gut, clearer skin, and an overall deeper understanding of food and how it interacts with our bodies. The weight loss should really be thought of as an added bonus.
The problem with the obsession revolving around weight loss is that it overshadows everything and helps perpetuate that unhealthy relationship many of us have developed with food. If you can ditch your scale for a month and instead focus on how you’re feeling and what your body is responding to, you’ll likely be better for it.
Still, folks want to know what kind of weight loss results come with Whole30. As I said above, 10lbs is pretty standard. However, everyone’s body is different, so your results might vary.
Whole30 Weight Loss Success Stories
Take a look at these incredible Whole30 weight loss success stories for a better understanding of just how powerful Whole30 can be.
(Note: these success stories are summaries of stories published on Whole30 – read the in-depth stories of how these individuals’ lives were changed there).
Whole30-er Bret C. started his program at X. He lost 20lbs in the first month, and after 6 months he had lost 80lbs!
While this weight loss is incredible, you’ll note that Bret’s most impressive results revolve around his overall health. Starting out with IBS, acid reflux, insomnia, depression, high-cholesterol, and metabolic syndrome Bret wasn’t doing so well. After six months, many of these medical issues have been lessened or resolved completely.
Julie lost 75lbs over the course of three Whole30s plus continued paleo eating. Again, you’ll note that for Julie, the results go way beyond weight loss – she learned how certain foods made her bloated or irritated, and it’s changed her life so much for the better.
Katie lost 20lbs during her first Whole30 session, and another 15lbs with round 2. She’s now lost a total of 126lbs and counting!
Have you done a Whole30 program? What were your Whole30 weight loss results? Share you story in the comments below!