Do Those of Us Trying to Change Our Lives on the Whole30 Program Have to Stop Eating Grapes? Are They OK in Moderation?
The Short Answer
Yes, grapes are allowed on the Whole30.
The Long Answer
It stands to reason that on a program that stresses the importance of fresh whole foods, you’d be allowed to have grapes and other fruits. Grapes are allowed on Whole30, which should make a lot of people very happy. Grapes can be a sweet and refreshing snack or dessert, but it is important to keep moderation in mind.
The creators of the Whole30 program warn us that when eating sweet fruits such as grapes, it’s important to ask yourself why you’re eating them. If someone is bingeing on grapes because they’re trying to satisfy their sugar habits and cravings, that defeats the purpose of this program.
So, yes, you can have your grapes, but be mindful and moderate with them.
What is Whole30?
The Whole30 Program is a short-term body reset lasting 30 days, which refocuses individuals on whole foods and forces them to really think about what they are eating.
On Whole30, participants have:
- No added sugar or artificial sweeteners
- No legumes
- No dairy
- No grains
- No alcohol
The goal of Whole30 is not weight loss, (though substantial weight loss might still occur) so I am loathe to refer to it as a “diet.” Instead, Whole30 is a lifestyle shift that encourages healthy eating practices.