Whole 30 is inconvenient. Especially when, like me, no one else in your family or social circle is on the program.
Without planning you may quickly grow frustrated and/or be tempted to eat something not allowed. Forget about any sort of drive-thru fast food joints, there is nothing on any of those menus you can eat. Qdoba or Chipotle is the closest thing I have found to eating out. But remember: no rice, no beans, and careful with the sauces and condiments as they often contain added sugar and gluten.
The best way I have found to combat the inconvenience is to have your own version of "fast food" on hand. Premaking compliant meals is the ticket for me and actually kind of fun. I spent a couple hours yesterday making meals that I can grab and reheat. Johnny will be returning to college soon, and Rick will be travelling. Historically, the empty nest funk has derailed me. So premade meals is the solution to me remaining on Whole 30. FYI: on Whole 30, if you cheat at all, you have to start all over, from Day 1.
Head to the grocery store and buy one or two protein sources and the ingredients for three or four side dishes. Cook each item in a large batch and then divide the food up into indvidual servings. I bought these divided trays from Amazon, they can go in the freeezer, microwave and dishwasher. There are glass and versions available, too. I make and have on hand 6-8 meals at all times. This is the closest you are going to get to fast food. It's grab and go, anyplace there is a microwave, you can have a meal in a matter of minutes.
Check-In: I woke up full of energy. I woke only once last night, rather than 3 or 4 times.