Like any diet, the Whole30® has its pros and cons and it is important to weigh both sides carefully before deciding if it is the right choice for you. In terms of the big picture benefits of the Whole30®, most people report that they feel much better, have more energy, sleep better, and many times lose weight. Many also report improvements to chronic health conditions as well as an overall improvement in healthy. Finally the Whole30® will help you better understand your body and how it reacts to food.
In terms of barriers to the Whole30®, the main challenges are following the diet. It is restrictive for most and involves more food prep than many people are used to. There is also a steep learning curve to understand what you can eat and can’t eat on the diet and it takes some work to creating an eating plan that works with the diet.