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How to Set Up Your Whole30 Meal Plan

With your Real Plans subscription + Whole30 upgrade, you can customize your Whole30 meal plan to meet your specific dietary and scheduling needs.

Select the Whole30 diet type

  • On the website, click on Settings
    • If you see Whole30 Meal Plan, then your diet type has already been set to Whole30
    • If you see My Meal Plan, and you have already purchased the Whole30 upgrade, select Whole30 from dropdown menu under diet type
  • Mobile users clickhereto learn how to set up your Whole30 meal plan using our mobile app.

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Set up your Whole30 meal plan

  • Enter your Whole30 start date
    • Your meal planner begins on the date of purchase to give you time to get familiar with your meal planner and do your shopping.
    • You will need to select a start date to begin your Whole30 countdown.
  • Select the number of days for your Whole30
    • The default is 30 days, but you can change that to fit your needs
  • Real Plans will automatically make your meal plans Whole30 compliant, but to exclude additional foods, clickAdvanced dietary restrictions
    • To exclude an entire food group:
      • Highlight each food group you want to exclude
      • Click on the arrow to move those food groups to theExcludedlist
      • Clickherefor a detailed explanation of each food group
    • To exclude an individual ingredient:
      • Enter the food you wish to avoid in the box under “Find Ingredients to Exclude”
      • Click “Find Variants”
      • Select the specific ingredients you want to exclude
      • Click on the arrow to move those ingredients to the Excluded list
    • Remember
      • Excluding foods reduces the number of recipes available in your Recipe Box
      • If you need to exclude nightshades from your diet, be sure to exclude both nightshades and potatoes (sweet potatoes are not nightshades)
      • We recommend not excluding foods for which you have a good substitution or could easily omit. Here is a list of ourTop 20 Ingredientsthat we recommend not excluding.
    • Click Save, which takes you back to the Diet and Schedule page.
  • Select the default number of servingsfor the meal plan

Set your meal planning schedule

Most of our happiest meal planners do not cook 3 meals a day. You can set your meal plan for when you really want to cook.

  • On theDetailpage, select how manydinnersyou will cook each week
    • Use the slider to select the number of recipes that will be cooked for dinner during the week
  • Check the box next toDo you want enough for leftovers?if you would like the meal plan to use leftovers for some of the meals
    • Note:Leftovers will be scheduled during lunches and/or dinners based on the number of dinner recipes selected
  • Select the appropriate number forHow many extra leftover portions would you like to make?
    • This is the number of extra portions of each dinner recipe that you want to make
  • Select the appropriate number forOver how many meals do you want to spread these leftovers
    • This is how many meals each dinner recipe will be used for a leftover
  • Select thetypes of mealsthat you want scheduled forlunches and breakfasts
  • Selecthow manylunchesandbreakfastswill be needed each week
  • ClickSaveif you are done making changes

Customize your schedule

If you want to customize your meal plan further:

  • To completely customize your schedule, click onCustomized Scheduling
    • Note:Customizing a schedule will override all of the basic scheduling settings explained above
  • Select the days you want a meal scheduled
    • Toggle the meals you want scheduled to green
    • Toggle the meals you don’t want scheduled to white
  • Customize the schedule using filters
  • Add notes
    • Add any notes that you want repeated on a specific meal each week
  • Click Save, which takes you back to the Diet and Schedule page.

Save changes

  • Click Saveat the bottom of the Diet and Schedule page to apply your changes

Confirm your changes

  • Update my plan
    • Applies your changes to the current week and future weeks
    • This overwrites your entire plan, including the current week

Return to your meal plan

You will see the day that you selected as the first day of your Whole30 is indicated by the Whole30 logo and Day 1, as shown below.

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