The Whole30 Timeline

The Whole30® Timeline

The highs! Some lows? We’ll prepare you for all of it. Whether you heard about the Whole30 from a friend, a social media post, or a podcast, you’re likely curious about what you can expect on the program. Since 2009, we’ve watched millions of people complete the Whole30, and we...The Whole30 timeline is the week-by-week guide to your program. Find out what lies ahead on your Whole30 journey.
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Dear Melissa: Empower Yourself for the Whole30

In a previous Dear Melissa newsletter, I talked about the unexpected benefits of my first Whole30 back in April 2009, and how those 30 days sent positive ripples into every area of my life, giving me a sense of confidence, empowerment, and trust in myself that I had never before...Whole30 co-founder Melissa Urban shares her top three tips on how to empower yourself for your January Whole30.
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Set Boundaries Around Food, Alcohol, and Table Talk

Food boundaries aren’t just about food Since 2009 (the earliest days of Whole30), I’ve spent a lot of time helping people say no to breakroom donuts, a slice of cake at the birthday party, and a glass of wine at happy hour as a means of honoring their Whole30 commitment....Learn from boundary expert and extraordinaire Melissa Urban how to set boundaries around food, alcohol, and table talk.
The Science Behind Whole30's Success

The Science Behind Whole30’s Success

Wondering how the Whole30 program has led to millions of success stories? It starts with an elimination protocol.Why do so many people rave about the Whole30 Program? Is it an elimination diet? Here’s the science behind Whole30’s success.
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Whole30 101: The Pancake Rule

The History, Philosophy, and Revisions of the Whole30 Rule Inspired by Our Most-Asked-About Food Since the creation of the Whole30 in April 2009, we’ve always had a rule that eliminates baked goods, chips, and other specific comfort foods even if they’re made with Whole30 compatible ingredients. We call it the...Learn more about the Whole30 Pancake Rule—including it's origin, the logic behind it, and how it can help you maximize your Whole30 success.
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A Change to the Whole30 Rules: Peas are Compatible

We're adding an exception for peas, which means that sugar snap peas, snow peas, green peas, yellow peas, and split peas are allowed during your Whole30.Announcing a change to the Whole30 Rules: peas are now compatible, including sugar & snap peas, green peas, yellow peas and split peas.
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NEW Whole30 Rule: Whole30 Compatible Extracts

Going forward, botanical extracts (such as vanilla extract, lemon extract, or lavender extract) will be allowed on the program, even if the ingredients contain alcohol.Moving forward, botanical extracts (such as vanilla extract) are compatible with the Whole30 program rules, even if they contain alcohol.

Five Meal Prep Tips for an Easier Whole30

This article is part of our #MyMealPrep series, where Whole30 Certified Coaches and other Whole30 community members and creatives share their favorite methods, systems, tips and hacks for staying organized in the kitchen while prepping their Whole30 meals. Hi Whole30’ers! I’m Ashley, a Whole30 Certified Coach, Clinical Pharmacist, Natural Health...Whole30 Ceritifed Coach Ashley Cribb shares the six tips she uses to stay prepped and ready during her Whole30 and into her food freedom.
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Whole30 101: Snacks on the Whole30

From Whole30 Headmistress Melissa Urban, who is literally eating a snack right now One of the most common questions I hear from those new to the Whole30 is about snacking. “I know we’re not supposed to snack… but seriously, can I snack?” Let’s clear up the facts about snacks on...Whole30 headmistress Melissa Urban dives into our "no snacking" recomendation and clears up misconceptions about snacking and Whole30.
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