With Friends Like These…

Part 1 of a special 2-part series Last summer, we were at breakfast in San Diego at one of our favorite restaurants – The Mission. While we did not indulge in their famous French toast on that trip, the table of four women next to us were sharing one large portion. All but one of the […]

Dear Melissa: Cooking for Two, and Day Ten Tantrums

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 talking to a woman who isn’t sure she can stick to healthy eating given her significant other’s habits, and a […]

A Whole30® Fourth of July

U.S. Independence Day is just around the corner, but your independence – from bland potato salad, gut-bomb-brownies, and greasy chips and dips – starts NOW. We’re kicking off another official Whole30® (sponsored by It Starts With Food) on August 1st, but it’s never too early to start incorporating Good Food dishes into your party recipe repertoire. Backyard […]

Dear Melissa: Food as Love, and Post-Whole30 Crash-and-Burn

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 talking to an Army wife who needs a healthier way to send Dad off to deployment, and an all-or-nothing kind […]

Introducing “Dear Melissa”

One of our favorite parts of this job is getting to interact with you. We chat on our Whole9 and Whole30 Facebook pages, we answer questions on Twitter, we shout you out on Instagram, and we provide support and encouragement on our Whole30 forum. Oh yeah—and we respond to, like, 823,537 emails every week. Whew. […]

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 of day 31). Go Ken! […]

Has it been a year already….?

My, my how time does fly! Exactly one year ago today our book, It Starts With Food, was released into the world, and we haven’t looked back since. We are so grateful to all of you who have purchased ISWF, as well as those who have left reviews on sites like Amazon.com or who’ve done reviews on your […]

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

One of the most active sections of our free Whole30 Forum is the “Can I Have…” section. This is where Whole30’ers ask about ingredients that they wish to include as part of their Whole30 program—things like bee pollen, mesquite flour, or banana almond pan-fried discs.* Sometimes, we wonder if people really want to eat these things, […]

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 one the gym’s long time […]