While the Whole 30 diet claims to be a route for improved health and NOT a weight loss program, their concept has been making a recent splash in the headlines. The Whole 30 protocol consists of helping dieters cleanse their system of harmful and fattening carbohydrates and high calorie, sugar laden foods, for improved health and, inevitable weight loss. Potential dieters can find printable instructions, a Do’s and Don’ts food list, as well as a shopping list on the internet. Step one of the Whole 30 plan recommends organizing a support team of close family and friends. Because any form of sugar or artificial sweeteners is strictly forbidden, it is imperative that dieters read all labels to find the secret hidden ingredients in their foods. Lastly, the Whole 30 diet attempts to remove the psychological components of dieting and encourages dieters to pack their scales away for a full 30 days to focus entirely on cleansing the system by eliminating unhealthy foods.