If you’re doing Whole30, you’re already aware of the struggle involved. If you know someone doing Whole30, you’ve likely heard about the struggle.
The diet plan, which focuses on consuming more whole foods, has grown in popularity over the past few years. Whole30 lasts ― you guessed it ― 30 days, and includes foods like eggs, vegetables, fruit and meat (there’s also a vegan version). Alcohol, sugar, dairy, legumes and grains are not compliant, meaning some condiments and even pickled vegetables are forbidden.
Whole30 has received both praise and criticism. Fans say the food plan can lead to more energy and feeling better overall, and may help with weight loss (although it is not marketed for that). Others say Whole30 can be too restrictive and could mess with the body’s microbiome.
The bottom line is Whole30 can be a challenge for anyone. If you’re on the journey (or even if you’re not), we rounded up some hilarious tweets to make you laugh ― and hopefully ease the pain.
Starting whole 30 tomorrow so saying goodbye to everything I love by dumping two cups of sugar into a bottle of beer
— Taylor Kay Phillips (@TayKayPhillips) January 8, 2018
Whole30 Day One:
Forgot I was on Whole30
Put a gummy bear in my mouth
Spit it out in a panic
— Casey LeVie (@caseylevie) January 9, 2018
First day of Whole30 and I am doing great pic.twitter.com/kfluGXsmp5
— Laine Sanburg (@LaineSanburg) January 9, 2018
Second day of whole 30. Whithering away but still don’t have abs. Grumpy, may cry at the site of French fries. Not going well
— mar (@mardewall) January 4, 2018
— Lourdes Rincon (@Lou_rincon) January 2, 2018
I just want Mexican. Chips and salsa and queso and fish tacos and refried beans and fajitas and enchiladas and chimichangas and burritos and more chips and salsa and queso and fried ice cream.
Save me @Whole30 Jesus.
— Criminelle Law (@CriminelleLaw) January 6, 2018
"This Whole 30 thing isn't so bad."
*Sees a Pizza*
"I must eat that entire pizza."
*Sees a cake*
"Chocolate…must…ganache…delicious…in my mouth."
*Sees a pig*
"I will kill you, cure you in brown sugar for 3 days, and dunk you in butter, meat."
— Andrew (@golarion) January 9, 2018
Day 3 of Whole 30 and I’m either detoxing from sugar…. or dying. One or the other. I’ll keep you posted.
— Allison Fallon (@missallyfallon) January 5, 2018
— Kayla Dobson (@kaydob31) January 3, 2018
What if someone did Whole 30 and didn’t tell ANYONE?
— Valerie Catrow (@ValerieCatrow) January 2, 2018
— Dolly (@dollyswholelife) January 4, 2018
Quick. I need someone else in the entire United States not to be on whole 30 right now besides me.
— Lisa Whittle (@LisaRWhittle) January 6, 2018
i want bread so bad i think my head is gonna explode #whole30
— Catherine Manzanares (@catherineapples) January 9, 2018
Seven days into Whole30, and the scale says I've lost six pounds, but my heart says I've lost a lot of good opportunities to drink wine, so here we are.
— Justin Kirkland (@justinkirkland4) January 9, 2018
— Dan Syde (@dansyde) January 7, 2018
— Alexandra (@TheAlexandraRC) January 9, 2018
My second time doing Whole 30 really is going well so far, despite what the jar of Nutella in my bed may suggest
— Peter LaPrade (@PeterLaPrade) January 5, 2018
The only whole30 I want to participate in is eating a whole 30 cookies.
— Isabelle Finley (@BelleFin_) January 8, 2018
— Maura Sage (@MSage09) January 9, 2018
there are not enough ways to eat eggs to get me through whole 30 breakfasts
if i eat another egg
i’m going to scramble myself
— Brenn Busker (@jessbrennbusker) January 9, 2018
Look, do your Whole 30, whatever, but don’t you try for ONE SECOND to convince me spaghetti squash has anything to do with pasta.
— Lauren Morrill (@LaurenEMorrill) January 3, 2018
My professor spent 20 minutes (yes 20) about pizza and the different styles and delicious toppings. "I love whole30" I say to myself as I pick at my protein salad
— Kayla Mason (@KKantstopme) January 9, 2018
Day 9 of #Whole30 and someone brought homemade cornbread into the office. This is my favorite bread type. There is even whipped honey butter. HOLD ME BACK.
— Blaire Bender (@blairebender) January 9, 2018
Everyone I know is doing whole30 for January and I’m over here like yeah im already a whole30 lbs overweight from the holidays thx
— Jonathan Liff (@jliff_) January 8, 2018
The worst part of the new year is the Whole 30 crowd reheating their fish and brussels sprouts in the microwave
— Katie Stone (@KatieStone42) January 3, 2018
What I learned from my first week of #Whole30:
1) Everyone lied, drinking water does not stop cravings.
2) Sugar in fruit is not the same as a brownie or Oreo.
3) I need to add a lot more brownies and Oreos to my regular diet.
— Cierra (@cierraruhnay) January 8, 2018
Jokes aside, there is one vital note: It’s important to talk to a doctor before doing any major overhaul to your eating or lifestyle habits, including trying out Whole30. What works for someone else, whether that’s this diet plan or another one, may not work for you. If you do decide you want to go on a Whole30 plan, checking in with a professional can help you do it as safely as possible.
Good luck ― and may your bread cravings be minimal.