This question comes up all the time—“I ate something off-plan during my Whole30. Do I really need to start over?” Today, we’ll tackle the nuances of this question, and throw in a little of that famous Whole30 tough love. The Whole30 program does require 30 days straight of 100% compliance, but if “because we said so” doesn’t suffice, we have four other reasons why we want to stick to your Whole30 with no slips, no cheats, and no special occasions.
Archives for June 2014
You’ve completed the Whole30® – and it was a smashing success. You made it through the headaches, the cravings, the dreaded “carb flu.” You found the increased energy, reduced bloating, and clearer head that others who have done the Whole30 have promised you. You now love vegetables, aren’t afraid of […]
Today, we’re looking back to a special guest post from Anne Sharp, member of CrossFit South Arlington. The lessons she learned during her two Whole30 experiences are just as relevant to those of you “in the process” as they were two years ago. So read on, and pay attention, because you really […]
We found AJ’s story on Instagram while browsing the #Whole30 hashtag. She wrote, “When I started the Whole30, I honestly was mostly looking for a way to lose a few pounds/inches before my wedding this summer. After reading It Starts With Food, I realized it is about so much more than […]
header image: simplebites.net When we first launched the Whole30 five years ago, there weren’t specific instructions for those with autoimmune disease—they did the same program as everyone else. We soon discovered, however, that there are “healthy” foods allowed on the Whole30 that may trigger symptoms in someone with a highly […]
The Whole30 has been blowing up in mainstream media over the last two months, in newspapers, magazines, on the web, in podcasts and radio shows, and on television. The publicity is driving a huge increase in our website audience, social media followers, and It Starts With Food readers. But many are […]
Welcome to Dear Melissa, where I answer your questions about transitioning into or completing a Whole30, successfully sticking to your new Food Freedom habits, and figuring out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, we’re talking about a very serious subject: whether the Whole30 is right for those recovering or […]