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Whole30® Foodie Friday

When your world revolves around gourmet (and sometimes bizarre) foods, taking on a program like the Whole30® might seem a bit daunting. But that’s exactly what Molly Mogren, co-host of Go Fork Yourself (with James Beard Award-winning chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern), is doing right now. In the face...
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Dear Melissa: Get Me Back on the (Whole30) Road

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 working with a woman who is desperate to get back on the road with...
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The Pros and Cons of Baby-Stepping

By Whole30® co-creator Melissa Urban, with help from The Paleo Mom and author of The Paleo Approach, Sarah Ballantyne, PhD  When you’re trying to make a change, be it eating healthier, exercising, or not being so connected to technology, it’s hard to know exactly how to start. Do you jump...
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Whole30 Success Story: An Update from Captain Tom

A guest post by Tom Urban (“Captain Tom”) – otherwise known as Melissa Urban’s dad. From Captain Tom On February 20th, 2010, Melissa wished me a “Happy Birthday” and did some bragging about her Dad. Four years later, on her birthday, it’s my turn to do a little bragging about...
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A is for Awareness: Helping Your Kids Connect Food and Behavior

As outlined in It Starts With Food, the Whole30 has two parts: elimination and reintroduction. First, you completely eliminate potentially problematic foods for a full 30 days. Then, you reintroduce those foods and observe how they affect your digestion, energy, sleep, mood, skin, medical symptoms, and general health. The idea...
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Whole30 Success Story: Pastor Frank

In early January 2014, we came across a photo on Instagram posted by Sarah-Marie. There is little we love more than someone turning their parents onto the Whole30, and supporting them in their journey. We reached out to Sarah-Marie, who explained further, “My father is starting his Whole30 after me talking...
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Please Stop Saying “Just Listen to Your Body”

This article is part of our “worst diet advice” series For those looking to lose weight and get healthier, there is certainly no shortage of dietary advice. Thousands of experts share their tips to “get beach-ready in just 6 weeks!” and “lose those last 10 pounds!” in magazines, newspaper articles,...
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The Whole30® For High-Level Athletes: Sonja’s Story.

We recently received a note from a high-level endurance athlete writing about her Whole30 experience. Sonja Wieck wrote: I recently completed a Whole30 several months back. I felt really great. I am an 11-time Ironman athlete (performance-driven, and competing at a very high level). In fact, I completed an Ironman...
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Dear Melissa: Can You Do the Whole30 Forever?

Welcome to Dear Melissa, where Melissa Urban addresses your questions and concerns about transitioning into or completing a Whole30, successfully sticking to your new healthy habits, and figuring out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. This post is part of Melissa Urban’s regular Whole30 advice column, and today, we’re talking...
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It’s Not the Whole10: Some Whole30 Tough Love

Today’s tough love inspiration came through in a Dear Melissa submission from a woman on the East Coast, but it’s the same kind of message I’ve been sent countless times, from countless people. I’ll amalgamate all of their emails, posts, and tweets into one general concept:  “I’m on Day 8/10/14...
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Dear Melissa: Pulling Out of a Whole30 Stall

Welcome to Dear Melissa, where we answer your questions about transitioning into or or maintaining a healthy Whole9 life, helping you figure out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, we’re working with a British man feeling like his Whole30 has come to a major stall on...
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How To Do The Perfect* Whole30

*The answer is, it doesn’t exist. Read on, please. The Whole30 is in full swing, with thousands of you in the middle of your program, and just as many thinking about starting. We read each and every post on our social media feeds and the Whole30 Forum: “Day 12 and...
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The Whole30® and Psoriasis: Karen R’s Story

Karen’s story (first published on her blog, Beautifully Simple) about her battle with psoriasis (an autoimmune condition) showcases the power of food to change your life–but also the fact that food isn’t everything. Lifestyle factors like stress and sleep and other environmental factors like skin care products all play into...
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Do you REALLY want to quit the Whole30®?

Did you know that Days 10-11 are when you are most likely to throw in the towel on your Whole30® program? It’s true—we’ve compiled hundreds of data points in a scientific-ish survey, and Days 10-11 are where most people bail (or want to). We can make a few guesses why...
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Emilie and Shayna Do the Whole30® (While Living In a Camper)

Nearly a year ago, Emilie and her friend Shayna left their homes in San Diego and set out on a year-long road-trip documentary project in a 1978 Toyota Odyssey mini camper. They tried to be healthy, but any way you shake it, life on the road catches up to you. In October...
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The Bone Broth FAQ

Over the weekend, we posted an Instagram photo of a pot of bone broth simmering away captioned, “Bone broth for A.M. sippin’ is going down. Are you intimidated by bone broth? Ask your questions here.” We knew some of you thought the idea of making your own bone broth was...

Keeping Weight On During The Whole30®

The Whole30 isn’t designed to help people change their body composition or lose weight, and we ask people to take a much-deserved break from the scale and taking body measurements during their program. But what about those who purposefully want to maintain body weight and muscle mass on the Whole30?...
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Whole30® Success Story: Allison S.

Allison contacted us via email about her Whole30® experience. It’s a fantastic story–the kind that some of you will use as your own jumping-off point to make change. A 92-year-old man inspired her, and she will inspire you, and who knows who YOU will inspire? This is how change happens, friends....
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Whole30 Success Story: Janet W. and Chronic Urticaria (Hives)

We’ve heard more than a few Whole30 succes stories that stop us in our tracks: Jessica O,Summer W, Brian M. But today, Janet’s photos are what stopped us cold—you have to see them to really understand the horror she was going through while suffering from this condition for more than seven long...
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Talk to Your Doc: What to Do if Your Doctor Says “No” to the Whole30

Our new “Talk to your Doc” articles will feature a series of guest posts written by medical professionals. Our goal is to help prepare you to discuss issues related to the Whole30, your medical condition, and your general health concerns with your doctor.  Today’s article was written by Luc Readinger,...
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Talk to your Doc: Prescription Medications and the Whole30®

Our new “Talk to your Doc” articles will feature a series of guest posts written by medical professionals. Our goal is to help prepare you to discuss issues related to the Whole30, your medical condition, and your general health concerns with your doctor.  Today’s article was written by Luc Readinger,...
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Jane C.’s Whole30® Success Story

We received this wonderful testimonial from Jane C. and couldn’t keep it to ourselves. Not only because the girl is so eloquent and funny, or because she has mad style, but because we’re sure that, if you’re a member of Generation Next (18-25 year olds), her story could be your story....
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Ken K.’s Whole30® Success Story

We love Whole30® success stories, don’t you? And we especially love this short but sweet story from Ken K. who navigated his way through the program thanks to his Italian wife’s great cooking, his love of cycling, and despite his longing for just one glass of wine (he held off until dinner...

Whole30 101: The Official “Can I Have…” Guide to the Whole30

In this round-up, we’ll share the most common “Can I have…” questions and answers all in one place, along with some helpful tips to maximize your Whole30 success. Note, anything in italics are not official rules of the Whole30—they’re just suggestions from us to you, based on our experience, and...Can I Have ... almond flour? White potatoes? If you're wondering if a specific ingredient is Whole30 compatible, this is the article for you.
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Cheryl’s Whole30® Success Story

Note: We received the following success story from our Whole9 Seminar Team members Nick Kirkes and Rachel Miller who own Inner Strength Indy. Nick and Rachel have been using the Whole30® program to lead their gym members toward a healthier overall lifestyle – case-in-point, Cheryl, who is the mother of...
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Whole30® Success Story: Emily M.

Emily submitted her story to us through email, and we were so moved by her results that we just had to share it with the community. She has graciously allowed us to do just that. So without further ado… My Whole30® Discovery Since I was 2 years old, I have...
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Whole30® Success Story: Dylan R.

Recently we received an email from Whole9 Nutrition Partner Chris Roche of Circle City Strength and Conditioning in Brownsburg, IN about his oldest son, Dylan’s, experience with the Whole30. Dylan, who struggled with depression and weight gain, has completely turned his life around in the past year, thanks to his...
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Whole30 Success Story: Pregnancy and April V.

When we first read of April V.’s Whole30 results, we took special interest. Turns out April started her Whole30 while eight (8!) months pregnant – and had the most amazing experience. We knew we had to turn this into a feature, to encourage other pregnant moms (and their partners, boyfriends,...
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Whole30® Success Story: Kari H. Finds a New Normal

When Kari H. of Waunakee, WI shared her story, the thing that stood out to us was the clear and dramatic change in her perspective on her own life.  In 30 hard-but-incredibly-worth-it days, Kari moved from accepting pain and sickness as a part of who she was and how she...
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Whole30® Success Story: We (Heart) Gerry C.

Earlier this week, Gerry C. from San Jose, CA wrote us a quick note about her Whole30 experience… and the entire Whole9 team promptly fell in love. For those of you who think, “It’s too late for that” or “I’m too old to make any changes” or “Will this really...