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You Get What You Pay For: A Post-Whole30 Perspective

Today, we’re looking back to a special guest post from Anne Sharp, member of CrossFit South Arlington. The lessons she learned during her two Whole30 experiences are just as relevant to those of you “in the process” as they were two years ago.  So read on, and pay attention, because you really do get what you pay […]

Waiting for the Second Marshmallow: How to Boost Your Willpower

Today’s STM entry comes from us – more accurately, from Dallas’ recent obsession with our Whole30 approved cranberry sauce from the Thanksgiving STM series. He’s been making batch upon batch and putting it on just about everything […]

The Pros and Cons of Baby-Stepping

By Whole30® co-creator Melissa Hartwig, 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 in with both feet, or […]

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, television programs, and website advertisements. […]

Dear Melissa: Can You Do the Whole30 Forever?

Welcome to Dear Melissa, where Melissa Hartwig 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 Hartwig’s regular Whole30 advice column, and today, we’re talking to Louise, who feels so wonderful […]

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 of the Whole30, and it’s […]

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 I’m passing by the office […]

Please Stop Saying “Everything in Moderation”

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 bikini-ready by summer!” and “lose those last 10 pounds!” in magazines, newspaper articles, television programs, and website advertisements. While much of their advice is totally conflicting (“Eat breakfast to control […]

5 Reasons to Break Up With Your Scale

We work hard to present our Whole30 program as a self-experiment in the pursuit of optimal health, not a quick-fix weight-loss diet. We have policies about weighing yourself during your program (you can’t) and focusing on weight loss as a measure of Whole30 success (you shouldn’t). But despite all our efforts, many people still find it […]