There is always a lot of buzz about the term “Tiger Blood,” in the Whole30 community, and through running this program since 2009, we’ve learned that the definition of Tiger Blood can vary widely across our community of Whole30’ers. A few years ago, we expanded our definition of Tiger Blood, because even if a “switch” never “flips” for you, your Whole30 will still bring you a wealth of benefits, and THOSE all add up to Tiger Blood.
Congratulations—Your first Whole30 is over; you look better, you feel better, your self-confidence is at an all-time high! At some point you’ll likely come back for another Whole30. For those who come back for a second round, however, more than 1 in 4 of you find the second one even harder than the first. How can this be? Melissa Hartwig goes over the most common scenarios and outlines strategies to help you succeed the second time around.
Since the creation of the Whole30 program in April 2009, we’ve cautioned against the recreation of breads, muffins, pancakes, and cookies with Whole30 compliant ingredients. In fact, this concept has been one of the cornerstones of the program, specifically requiring the elimination of these items for the duration of your Whole30. Here are our thoughts on why you shouldn’t try to recreate junk food with “approved” ingredients during your Whole30. It really comes down to just one thing: sex.
This question comes up all the time—“I ate something off-plan during my Whole30. Do I really need to start over?” Today, we’ll tackle the nuances of this question, and throw in a little of that famous Whole30 tough love. The Whole30 program does require 30 days straight of 100% compliance, but if “because we said so” doesn’t suffice, we have four other reasons why we want to stick to your Whole30 with no slips, no cheats, and no special occasions.
A huge thank you to Whole30’s Robin Strathdee, who recognized the need for this update, and crafted our new language. Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz about the term “Tiger Blood,” as used in our Whole30 Timeline. (For those of you wondering where the phrase originally came from, it […]