Devils advocates say:
Life is too short, you should live in the moment. Everything in moderation. What about your social life? If you don’t have celiac disease then gluten isn’t bad. You’re going to starve. Quinoa, brown rice, oatmeal, yogurt, and beans are healthy foods…won’t you be missing out on key nutrients? Sounds like this whole30 is going to suck the fun out of you, see you in 30 days.
If you’ve thought any of these thoughts (we did too) then you need to admit that food is emotional. People get really worked up about it, and it’s not surprising. We love food too, which is one reason why we want to redefine need/love/want.
But, before you try to talk us out of it, know that we’ve done our research. We’ve weighed the pros and cons, read a lot of whole30 critiques and our conclusion is still “let’s do this.” We have answers to all of your concerns, with our biggest rebuttal reiterating that it’s only 30 days. It’s not forever. We will not starve.
If at any point we feel like this program isn’t making us healthier we have no problem admitting we tried our best. However, we aren’t going to quit because we’re giving into a donut craving, or had a hard day and need a glass of wine.