As a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) who specializes in pregnancy and post-partum health, I thought it would be easy for me to create and follow the “perfect plan” during my own pregnancy. I quickly discovered this wasn’t the case. Turns out, pregnancy was the one time in my life when I second-guessed every decision I made, even if it made complete sense.
by Melissa Hartwig, who ate at least three bagels during her pregnancy (the gluten-y kind) and her kid turned out JUST FINE. My son is 2-1/2, so I still remember my pregnancy well. Do you know how I spent most of it? Buried in books, online message boards, and pregnancy-related websites. […]
Have the Grandparents of the family been unsupportive of your Whole30 efforts with your kiddos? This is definitely an emotionally-charged issue, but Melissa Hartwig has some excellent advice and strategies for both the Parents AND the Grandparents for having this important conversation.
We’re seeing so many families taking on a Whole30 together, kids and all, and we think that’s wonderful! However, If you’ve experienced some less-than-enthusiastic responses from other family members for attempting a family Whole30, check out Melissa Hartwig’s advice as she addresses the concerns of a grandmother on the value of her grandkids Whole30’ing alongside their parents.
When we heard Katie’s story, we knew we had to share it. Her passion and enthusiasm shine through in her words. Her honesty will break your heart. We fell in love with this brave, tenacious, bubbly teen, and we know that her story will inspire those of you still in junior high or high school to consider using the Whole30 to change your life, and the lives of those around you.
This testimonial from the Miller Family brought tears to our eyes. It’s not hard to imagine the frustration, fear, and pain the Millers felt knowing their 4-year-old son was in pain and struggling, but not knowing what they could do to help him. They graciously agreed to share their story […]
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 […]
By Robin Strathdee, who just told the school nurse that rice cereal every day for breakfast is not an acceptable choice for a kindergartner. Last time we chatted, we brainstormed a few strategies for dealing with what your kids eat when they’re away from home. But a strategy is no […]
By Robin Strathdee, who likes to keep it firmly between the lines…most of the time. It’s bound to happen. Sooner or later, your kids will come face to face with OPF: Other People’s Food. As parents, we do everything we can to keep our kids safe and healthy. We cover […]
We’ve had a stash of those pre-packaged baby foods in our pantry for way longer than we’ve actually had a baby. We started using baby food years ago, when we realized it was the perfect source for post-workout and on-the-go carbs. Now that we actually have a baby (and we’re […]