How to Set Up Your Whole30 Reintroduction Period

Congratulations! You made it through your 30 days!

The Reintroduction period is a very important part of the Whole30 program.  Once you have eliminated non-compliant foods for 30 days, you will be able to tell exactly how they impact your body when you reintroduce them properly.

If you are using the website you can follow the steps below.  Mobile app users click here to learn how to set up your Whole30 reintroduction using our mobile app.

Select the Whole30 reintroduction

  • Click on Settings
  • Select Whole30 Meal Plan
  • Click Reintroduction in the column on the left

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Set up your Whole30 reintroduction

  • Select your 10 day Fast Track reintroduction start date
  • Review the order that you want the foods reintroduced
    • A suggested schedule for reintroduction is preloaded for you based on Whole30 recommendations, but you can adjust the schedule if needed.  
    • The reintroduction foods will be added to your plan at the selected intervals
  • Enter any additional food reintroductions you may want
  • Click diet to make changes to your current dietary exclusions
    • You should not add foods that are being reintroduced using the diet setting
    • The foods that you have selected for reintroduction will already be automatically added to your planner according to the schedule you have selected
  • Click schedule to change the schedule for your reintroduction period
    • On the day that you are reintroducing a food, the meal planner will automatically schedule recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • This may vary from the schedule you have established in your settings, but ensures that the reintroduced food is eaten at each meal that day
  • Click Done
  • Select Update My Plan to create a new plan with your reintroductions

Pro tip - It is suggested that you eat the food that is being reintroduced during each meal on the day it is reintroduced. This will ensure that you are getting enough to tell how it affects you. The meal planner will automatically schedule recipes for you that include the reintroduced food. If you find that one of the meals does not include the reintroduced food, or if you would like to schedule a different recipe, please follow the steps in Replace a suggested meal, below.

Replace a suggested meal 

To replace one of the recipes scheduled during your reintroduction day:

  • Drag the recipe you want to replace to the trash can
  • Open the Recipe Box
  • Remove the My Diet filter in the Diet Type section on the left side of the screen
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen
  • Select Additional options on the left side of the screen
  • In the Whole30 Reintroduction filter area, click on the circle next to the reintroduction day for which you are replacing a recipe (e.g. Whole30 + dairy)
  • Browse the available recipes until you find the one you would like to schedule
  • Add the recipe to your meal plan

Note - Recipe Roulette will not work in this situation because it will not pull the reintroduction foods since they are not compliant with your food exclusions.  

Slow Roll Reintroduction

If you are concerned about reintroducing foods and would prefer a gentler approach, you may be interested in the Slow Roll Reintroduction process.  Click here to learn how use the meal planner for a slow roll reintroduction.  

If you would like additional help you with your Whole30 meal planning needs, please visit us in chat or send us an email to support(at)realplans.com.

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