Honest Whole30 Diet Review | Doctor Mike On Diets | Wednesday Checkup

  • Published: 05 September 2019
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    Since I've covered Keto and intermittent fasting I decided to jump in and cover Whole30. I have many friends and patients who started this diet and have had responses from both ends. Let's chat Whole30. Please submit your questions and experiences down below!

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  • Lautaro Quiroga
    Lautaro Quiroga  16 hours back

    It's easy. GO TO A NUTRITIONIST/Your head doctor for any questions you may have. Always consult with a professional. Also, each person and their body is different.

    But as a general rule, RESTRICTING is always BAD. The ideal is for you to eat 6 times a day; Your total amount of calories a day will vary depending on what you want to do: get bigger (let's say build muscle) or lose weight. It's generally for weight loss. 6 times a day to keep your metabolism going fast. Of course, you can't eat 6 mcdonald's combos a day... it's meant for you to have 4 big meals and 2 in between that are just "snacks". You need to eat healthy. This means that you CAN drink some coke here and there, and eat almost anything. Just in a measured way, responsible. And if you decide to cut on sugar, sodas and such, even better.

    And then, to pair the diet you MUST exercise. There is NO way around it.

    • Barb Robbins
      Barb Robbins  20 hours back

      The Whole 30 creators also mention creating your own whole 30 program. I have done whole 30 twice and now have created my own, less restrictive version.

      • KIM PETTUS
        KIM PETTUS  1 days back

        I only eat grp 2&3 so that's a nope

        • Teresa M
          Teresa M  2 days back

          My mom has been doing whole30 first two years now! She loves it!! Completely changed her life! :)) She definitely has an "all or nothing" personality, so it works really well for her. I've done it a few times, and it definitely helped change my relationship with food. I don't do it 100% anymore, but i've kept some of the original principles and incorporated it into my daily life. Personally, I have nothing but good things to say about it! But I know it's not for everyone so to each their own! :))

          • Chantheary Tim
            Chantheary Tim  3 days back

            I have a legume, nut, and gluten allergy. I also have dairy sensitivity. I have no choice but to eat whole30.

            • Bob Dylan
              Bob Dylan  3 days back


              • Hawk
                Hawk  1 weeks back

                My sister had to go on whole 30 because she has celiac disease. She lost a lot of weight and was under weight. My sister is still under weight. She is know off while thirty.

                • jaclyn olson
                  jaclyn olson  1 weeks back

                  are you going to do an update on how your Whole 30 went?

                  • Laura Garnham
                    Laura Garnham  1 weeks back

                    Dairy, grains and legumes are full of nutrients and a good part of a healthy balanced diet, no one who knows anything about nutrition would recommend you to cut them out of your diet unless you have evidence that you are intolerant or allergic

                    • Liz Skelton
                      Liz Skelton  2 weeks back

                      Is any diet safe for a fully breastfeeding mother? I’m pescatarian, my son is 2 months old, I’d like to lose the last 13 pounds I’m exercising as much as possible but my son nurses constantly, so that makes exercise difficult.

                      • David Mossholder
                        David Mossholder  2 weeks back

                        This was excellent. Thanks!

                        • Amanda Rivers
                          Amanda Rivers  2 weeks back

                          Can we you do a save weight gain video?

                          • PulseLightningYT
                            PulseLightningYT  2 weeks back

                            When you said no caros I was like too far but then you said NO DAIRY and I’m like OH HECK NAW

                            • Be Kind
                              Be Kind  2 weeks back

                              I’m on week 2 and I enjoy it. Fruits and veggies are my savior potatoes to be exact! It’s not as bad as it sounds and it’s definitely healthy.

                              • Sara Danelon
                                Sara Danelon  3 weeks back

                                What are your thoughts on metabolic balance? May you please review it as well?

                                • Rain Blooms
                                  Rain Blooms  3 weeks back


                                  • Dante Dauz
                                    Dante Dauz  3 weeks back

                                    I did Whole30 for 60 days and I lost 32lbs (205 to 173). I had massive cravings throughout the entire process so when I went off, I gained all my weight back by eating all the things I missed. Also, it was a pain to find products and food that was free of restricted ingredients. It’s just not sustainable long term. The positive side was that it did make me more aware of what was in food I bought at the grocery store and gave me some healthy recipes I still use.

                                    Honestly, intermittent fasting has been far more effective. I’ve lost the weight again and have been able to keep it off for the past 5 months.

                                    • animefreak5219
                                      animefreak5219  3 weeks back

                                      i love his look with the glasses

                                      • Andrea Campos
                                        Andrea Campos  3 weeks back

                                        Yay! I’m very excited for you. I’m wrapping up my second go at Whole30 and my biggest take away is that sugar=bad. Lol.

                                        • Sam
                                          Sam  3 weeks back


                                          • Kathleen Goodwin
                                            Kathleen Goodwin  4 weeks back

                                            ok I am going to try this starting November 1 It says repeat that over and over again Because i have to do something Dont want to gain the 100 pounds I lost back No thank you

                                            • Kathleen Goodwin
                                              Kathleen Goodwin  4 weeks back

                                              I love peanut butter cookies what is your favorite cookie

                                              • Kae
                                                Kae  4 weeks back

                                                Food will not cure my bipolar lmao. Whole 30 wild out here with that claim. Broken Brian is in my DNA bb

                                                • COSTAAPEN
                                                  COSTAAPEN  4 weeks back

                                                  Hi Dr mike, could you make a video on how to make a correct elimination diet for sensitive?

                                                  • grace de la Cruz
                                                    grace de la Cruz  4 weeks back

                                                    I did the whole 30 diet when I was in high school. I was on ADHD and anxiety meds and I didn't need to take those anymore. It's very different at first but it is so worth it

                                                    • Amy
                                                      Amy  4 weeks back

                                                      I appreciate your review. I’m midway through, I’ve gone from 303 to 289, and the only reason I weighed is because I had a check up this week....and I could not resist looking. 😉 Mainly, I have been working SO hard and was feeling like, “if I’ve worked this hard, especially giving up alcohol and chips, and I haven’t lost anything, I’m going to be pissed.” I’m doing this with friends, and none of them are as heavy as I am. I mainly started because I realized how unhealthy I had become overall and was looking for a jumpstart. I’ve NOT had the increase in energy that the rest of my friends are having. And my skin is not clearing up, as theirs is, and I’m moody (detox, I’m sure is a factor). I’m 51, and peri menopausal- (good grief, I sound like a Roseanne Rosanna Danna sketch!). In discussing the diet with my dr & what specifically I was eating, she suggested I may not be eating enough fruit (I call it “carb fear”, from ghosts of diets past), and I definitely need to take supplements. Thank you for the comment on the vitamin D and dairy correlation. I’m thinking of moving on to “carb-cycling” once my Whole30 time is up, which I think could be very doable for me as a lifestyle. I’d be curious if anyone else besides me experienced “food boredom” on Whole30. On the plus side, Whole30 is helping me break a lot of bad habits I had gotten into....staying up too late, while drinking alcohol to help me sleep....and snacking, because you’ve gotta eat something with it, right? I’m working out 3xs a week, when I had gotten to almost completely sedentary. Food (especially chips) and wine were my comfort. Figuring out why I eat and paying attention has been huge. I’ve always been plus size, but after our home flooded due to hurricane Harvey, I completely numbed myself with food and alcohol. It has taken us over 2 years, but we are finally almost 100% rebuilt, so now it’s time to rebuild me. 🥰 Thank you again for your insight.

                                                      • Collin L
                                                        Collin L  1 months back

                                                        I’m doing it now and it’s sucks

                                                        • lou
                                                          lou  1 months back

                                                          Hi ^^. Great videos. Since I've seen that you made videos on different diets, I was wondering if you wanted to make one about the Thonon Diet? I'm doing it, and I think it would be very interesting to hear a doctor's point of view on it.
                                                          Sorry for my bad English, this is not my first language.

                                                          • Morgen Hollier
                                                            Morgen Hollier  1 months back

                                                            As I'm sitting here eating a bowl of chocolate frosted flakes..

                                                            • Christine Grassi
                                                              Christine Grassi  1 months back

                                                              So I guess I'll be eating potato chips all day 😂 I'm surprised there was no mention of processed oils

                                                              • Hilary Walton
                                                                Hilary Walton  3 weeks back

                                                                In the W30 only ghee and or coconut oil - no processed oils

                                                              • Jenni J
                                                                Jenni J  4 weeks back

                                                                And hey...no calorie counting! 😆

                                                            • Gabeena M.
                                                              Gabeena M.  1 months back

                                                              I’m doing whole30 as well, but I don’t think that I’m going to be super super strict about starting over. I need to get through a thirty day period of “mostly following the guidelines & eating well”. I cannot re start over & over again because that just slaps me of motivation

                                                              • Ligia Gaspar
                                                                Ligia Gaspar  1 months back

                                                                Hi, this diet is very similar to AIP-Autoimune Protocol diet which actually addresses some of your concerns from this video. Many people with autoimune diseases such as Hashimoto's are doing this diet and it helps reduce the autoimune response and find out triggers. But one of the main things is related to supplements which this Whole30 does not address. I will go on AIP soon but only after taking some tests to check certain deficiencies such as Vitamin D, B12, Iron, Selenium etc and use supplements together with the diet at the recommendation of a nutrition specialist.

                                                                • Caitlyn Allen
                                                                  Caitlyn Allen  1 months back

                                                                  0:50 laser eyes

                                                                  • Lily Maples
                                                                    Lily Maples  1 months back

                                                                    How come if I close my mouth for a little then I lick them it tastes like I just cried even though I didn’t

                                                                    • Lily Maples
                                                                      Lily Maples  1 months back

                                                                      I don’t have to do the challenge I don’t put dairy after the swallow mark of my mouth #lactoseintolerant

                                                                      • Kristina Korenkova
                                                                        Kristina Korenkova  1 months back

                                                                        Its good as AIP diet

                                                                        • Jacquard Isaiah Wyse
                                                                          Jacquard Isaiah Wyse  1 months back

                                                                          I've missed soooo many videos😭😭
                                                                          I Missed Dr. Peawoop

                                                                          • Matt Gray
                                                                            Matt Gray  1 months back

                                                                            Having done multiple rounds of the whole30 I can say for me it has been successful but you are absolutely correct it is not for everyone. My latest round I held off on looking at weighing myself until the end and I had tremendous results and ultimately needed to buy new clothes. I live by the whole 30 principles during the week but weekends I have added some things back in that are on the no list as it is just easier when out and about to eat food at a restaurant. One thing to also remember is that if you are larger and a male the results may be more dramatic (not always but more often than not). My wife did it with me, or should I say my wife made me do it, and her results were a little different than mine and that was ok she felt better overall and that was what mattered and so did I. The weight loss I experienced though did get my mind right and help motivate me to start running again (it had been 5 years) and that hopefully will help me keep myself in better physical condition. Results may vary but here are mine. Mid May weighed 250lbs and was a XXL shirt (18 1/2 neck) with a 38 inch jean. Mid October I now weigh 190lbs L or XL shirt (16" neck) and a 32-34 waist. Again this wasnt whole 30 alone. Exercise is just as important.

                                                                            • suzàyn nn
                                                                              suzàyn nn  1 months back

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                                                                              • Katie Skoczen
                                                                                Katie Skoczen  1 months back

                                                                                I wish you would've actually done the diet rather than just reading the book....I feel like this is review isn't backed by any experiences.

                                                                                • Giselle Richards
                                                                                  Giselle Richards  1 months back

                                                                                  I lost 13 pounds in 30 days on Whole 30. I have been overweight since I was 8 years old. I'm addicted to sugar, and once the sugar monkey is on my back , I lose control. This eating lifestyle allows me to stay in control. I have added cottage cheese and other cheeses in limited quantities back in regularly. I allow myself to go off the plan for very special occasions and limit that to a specified window of time. I continue to lose weight (17.5 pounds so far) without much effort. What I like best is not having to measure anything. Oh and I have not had a single migraine since I started this new way of eating. It doesn't look like Doctor Mike has ever had any issues with food, so it might be hard for him to know how something like this can really help. I'll have to watch his post video to see what he thinks.

                                                                                  • Miranda Hutton
                                                                                    Miranda Hutton  1 months back

                                                                                    As a woman struggling with PCOS, the whole 30 regimen has been the only thing along with exercise that has helped my symptoms. It’s not easy but totally worth it when you’re not going around feeling like total garbage

                                                                                    • RoseThe Pasta
                                                                                      RoseThe Pasta  1 months back

                                                                                      I’m not a doctor nor a student to be a doctor. I think if you want a diet the start removing the food that are harmful. For example if you drink soda everyday you might want to drink less and less of it every time you go and drink it. Then one day your not going to drink it at all. Same if you smoke are vape, limit your time doing that so you have more control over it. Like I said, not a dietician or anything like that.

                                                                                      • Melissa Brink
                                                                                        Melissa Brink  1 months back

                                                                                        Where's the F/U?

                                                                                      • Liz Frusher
                                                                                        Liz Frusher  1 months back

                                                                                        Vitamin D deficient here!

                                                                                        • Kevin Duffy
                                                                                          Kevin Duffy  1 months back

                                                                                          Can you review the low FODMAP diet?

                                                                                          • Leigh Hermon
                                                                                            Leigh Hermon  1 months back

                                                                                            I've done Whole30 a couple of times and I'm a big fan of it, but I have to agree with your thoughts on how it can impact you psychologically in the long term. It has been a great learning experience in getting me to change my eating habits and I'll do it once or twice a year to reset. But I've found that I don't have to stick strictly to Whole30 as my first 30 days has taught me a lot about making much better food choices in the long term. I've reduced my sugar and refined carb intake, but I still enjoy things like ice cream and falafels for example. It's also taught me how to cook more nutritious meals and rely more heavily on whole food items in my diet. So I think it's a good meal plan to learn how to make long lasting healthier choices.

                                                                                            • Michelle Perez
                                                                                              Michelle Perez  1 months back

                                                                                              Dukan diet review please!