Quick quiz: your friend posts on social media that she’s doing a “Whole30 plus half and half in her coffee.” What do you do? According to Melissa Hartwig, that answer depends on a few factors, including if your friend has asked you for support or not. To read her perspective on tough-loving your friends into Whole30 compliance, read this Dear Melissa article.
Do you have the best intentions of completing a Whole30, but just can’t seem to make it past the first few days? Melissa Hartwig addresses a very common question here — read her response and learn how to build your new action plan for a successfully completing your Whole30 through to the end.
Some pre-holiday “food” for thought from Whole30’s own Melissa Hartwig: ‘Tis the season… of gift-guides, braving the malls, internet shopping, and wondering what you get the people in your life who already have everything they need. Check out Melissa’s Holiday Gift Guide, and remember, celebrating the season isn’t about what you unwrap… it’s about sharing gratitude, love, and joy with those you love.
If I had to describe “food freedom” in one sentence, it’s this: Food freedom is feeling in control of the food that you eat, instead of food controlling you. Food freedom is about indulging when it’s worth it, passing when it isn’t, and never feeling guilt or shame for doing either. It’s about taking the morality out of food, and recognizing you are not a “good” or “bad” person based on what’s your plate. True food freedom means you never again feel powerless over food.
As anyone who has completed our program knows, the Whole30 is physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging. Still, some throw other challenging goals into the ring right along with completing the Whole30, like quitting caffeine or adding exercise. As we’ve observed over the years, this can be a highly effective strategy for generating major health improvements quickly—or it can totally backfire. So, how do you know if doing a Whole30-Plus is right for you?