If You’re Doing the Whole30 Program Do You Have to Give Up Wine?
The Short Answer
Wine is not allowed on the Whole30 Program.
The Long Answer
The Whole30 Program does not allow wine or any other alcoholic beverage. Simply put, alcohol is composed of empty calories and that is something the Whole30 seeks to avoid. As a full system reset, the Whole30 relies on consuming whole foods, and alcohol has no nutritional value.
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.