Our group Whole30s are an annual tradition, and our seasoned Whole30’ers know the drill. But if you’re new to our community (welcome!) we want to make it easy for you to join in on the life-changing fun. Here’s your step-by-step guide to joining the #JanuaryWhole30 in 2019.
Step One: Make Your Plan
Pick your start date and make a commitment
The Whole30 was designed so that you can successfully start the program on any day that works best for you. If you’d like to track with the daily social media support we offer on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, then start with us on 1/1/2019, the official #JanuaryWhole30 start date.
Once you’ve decided on a start date, make your commitment publicly. Post about it on social media; invite your family and friends to join you; or simply tell someone you trust that you’ve committed to the Whole30.
Review the rules and learn the program
Get familiar with the Whole30 rules, so that you know what to expect during the 30 days of your program, plus the reintroduction period. The Whole30 explains all of the basics of our program; walks you through the planning and preparation; and contains 100 delicious recipes to get you started. Whole30 Day by Day is a companion guide to The Whole30, it walks you through what to expect from each day of the program with space for you to record your own experience.
We also have a robust suite of online resources available, including our program rules, grocery shopping list, a meal planning template and more. Check them out here.
Connect to the Whole30 Community
Stay close to the Whole30 community for support and encouragement.
- Subscribe to our email list to receive weekly newsletters highlighting the best Whole30 resources. Sometimes, we even send extra-special discounts and offers from our Whole30 Approved partners.
- Join the Whole30 Forum to have access to years of Whole30 community wisdom.
- And follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily encouragement and fun.
Step Two: Personalize Your Experience
Do you want a little extra help with your Whole30 efforts? We have you covered with these solutions.
Subscribe to Real Plans
Every meal of your Whole30 planned in minutes? Yes it’s true. We’ve joined forces with the meal planning geniuses at Real Plans to help you plan your entire Whole30, based on your schedule, preferences and tastes. Their Whole30 Planner generates your complete Whole30 meal plan; includes step-by-step recipes and grocery shopping lists; and will even plan your reintroduction. Learn more here.
Hire a Whole30 Coach
Our Coaches are Whole30 experts who will work with you on skills like meal prep and planning; offer personalized motivation and support; and can advise you on how to succeed during your Whole30. Simply put, Whole30 Coaches are our boots-on-the-ground, offering direct guidance in your community. Our Coaches offer a variety of events, groups and coaching opportunities during January; click here to find your Whole30 Coach.
Get Texts from Melissa Hartwig Urban
A new resource for 2019: through Nudge, you can receive two text messages from Melissa Hartwig Urban every day of your January Whole30. Starting on January 1st, each day (once in the morning and once in the evening) she’ll pop up in your text messages to offer motivation, advice, encouragement and tough love. Learn more about Whole30 Nudge texts here.
Become a HMHB Member
Healthy Mama Happy Baby is our flagship pregnancy program. If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, join now to receive exclusive #JanuaryWhole30 support. This includes lifetime access to the exclusive HMHB program materials, and 10 weeks of Whole30 coaching via a private Facebook group from program director Steph Greunke and four Whole30 Certified Coaches who understand modifications for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Click here to learn more, and use the code WHOLESOME40 for $40 off.
Step Three: Order Your Provisions
Take advantage of special offers from Whole30 partners to stock your pantry and frig with Whole30 compliant groceries and emergency food options.
Our partners at Barefoot Provisions have an extensive collection of Whole30 Approved and compliant items, and curated Whole30 Kits. Meaty Kit offers your emergency protein options for the month, or the Cooking Kit is a great way to try flavorful dressings, sauces and curries. You can take 15% off their Whole30 collection (no code needed) through the end of January 2019.
ButcherBox delivers the highest-quality meat straight to your doorstep. Their boxes are fully customization, meaning you can choose the cuts you want and schedule it for a frequency and delivery date that suits you. Right now, you can take $15 off your first box. As a bonus, they’ll add a package of Whole30 Approved bacon to your box for free. And, shipping is always free, too! Click here to learn more and get started with ButcherBox.
Hey, Canada … you CAN get Whole30 Approved and compliant products north of the U.S. border! Natura Market carries many popular brands like Primal Kitchen dressings, Safe Catch tuna, nutpods and more. They even have Whole30 Kits to help you stock your pantry in one easy order. Check them out, and place your order here.
Thrive Market stocks all of your favorite Whole30 Approved staples; they continually add compliant products they know our Whole30’ers will love; and they even have a selection of high-quality meat and seafood. It’s one-stop shopping that makes your life easier. (Plus, you can toss toilet paper and glass cleaner into your cart alongside the nutpods and Yai’s Thai.) Thrive Market prices are typically 30% lower than traditional retail, but new Thrive Market members can take an additional 25% off their first order. Click here to learn more and get started with Thrive Market today.
True Fare delivers chef-crafted Whole30 Approved meals, nationwide. Their meals are cooked fresh, arrive frozen and reheat quickly. Order True Fare meals weekly to support your Whole30 commitment in the midst of your busy lifestyle, or keep a stash of their meals in your freezer for those “Whole30 emergency” moments. Today through 1/7, you can take 15% off your True Fare order with the code JanuaryWhole30. Click here to learn more and place your order.
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