This is the first post in a series from Bailey Ryan of Paleo Bailey. Bailey is a Whole30’er who changed her life and experienced tons of non-scale victories (and lost more than 120 pounds!), all while working 12-hour, overnight nursing shifts. In this series, she’ll share her story and the […]
By Shanna Keller, who enthusiastically eats an egg-free Whole30 breakfast hash almost every morning. When I was preparing for my first Whole30, there were two challenges that seemed nearly insurmountable. The first was not having half-and-half in my morning coffee.* The second was eating breakfast. Every day. Following the Whole30 meal template, which meant I would ideally include a protein, veggies, and a healthy fat on my breakfast plate. The idea was so overwhelming that I nearly scrapped my Whole30 plans entirely.
Here’s a question we hear almost every day: Is the Whole30 safe for a pregnant woman? We asked registered dietitian and women’s health expert Stephanie Greunke for her perspective. Today, she’s answering the question and addressing the four common fears that are often behind it. Her goal is to help you determine how the general principles of the Whole30 program can support your desire to have a healthy, happy pregnancy.
Dear Melissa, besides eating healthy Whole30 foods, in what other ways do you avoid toxins? Do you cook with a microwave? Do you use plastic containers? How do you feel about non-stick pans? Do you buy all organic produce? Find this answer here, where Melissa Hartwig offers strategies and advice for extending your health-focused approach to areas of your life other than food—without becoming overwhelmed.
Due to added sugar, artificial sweeteners, or sugar alcohols like xylitol, gum and mints are out for your Whole30 – but that doesn’t mean you have to arrive at your after-lunch meeting with the scent of beef stew on your breath. Our nine favorite strategies are below, ranging from common sense ideas to Whole30-compliant fresh breath products we love. So don’t be afraid to get up close and personal with your gym buddy, airplane seat-mate, or even on a first date; we’ve got you covered.