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Whole30 101: Your Guide to Non-Scale Victories

Congratulations, Whole30’er! You’ve successfully completed 30 days of the Whole30 program—no small feat! (Yes, we know the most famous line of the Whole30 is, “This is not hard,” but as we explain in the preface of The Whole30… we knew this would be hard, and we are so proud of you for sticking to your […]

Whole30 101: Tiger Blood!

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.

Whole30 101: Whole30 Goods in Canada

By Whole30 team member Jen Kendall, who did some on-the-ground research for this article during her recent trip to beautiful Vancouver. Whole30’ers to the north: WE HEAR YOUR CRY. Finding Whole30 Approved and compliant on-the-go, emergency, and pantry items in Canada is more difficult for you than it is for Whole30’ers in the U.S., where […]

Whole30 101: Is This Normal? (A Guide to Whole30 “Symptoms”)

“I’m on Day 6 and I’ve been throwing up all day. Is this normal?” “It’s Day 16, and my sinuses are so clogged, I can barely breathe. Is this normal?” “I’m on Day 22; I am having the worst hair day, and I got a flat tire on the way to work. Is this normal?” Okay, […]

Whole30 101: 10 Dietitian-Approved Strategies for Whole30 Success

This post is from Whole30 Coaches Stacie Hassing and Jessica Beacom, the Registered Dietitians behind The Real Food Dietitians.  If you’d like to submit a recipe, helpful tip, testimonial, or Whole30 article for consideration, email it to [email protected] You might be surprised to hear that dietitians do the Whole30 too, but honestly, we’re just like you. […]

Whole30 101: Preparing for Whole30 Reintroduction

Many of you are just a few short days away from transitioning out of the Whole30 elimination phase into the reintroduction phase. Note we didn’t say “your Whole30 is almost over”—because it’s not. The reintroduction process is critical to your learning experience, so please don’t skip over this part. Seriously. This is your one opportunity to […]

Whole30 101: Grocery Budgeting and Shopping Strategies

This post is from Whole30 expert Andrea Overturf of Loubies and Lulu. Have your own Whole30 budgeting and grocery shopping tips to share? Join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram. When I began my first Whole30, I had little interest in cooking. It wasn’t something I enjoyed, simply a necessary chore. Logistically speaking, I didn’t […]

Whole30 101: Our Famous Tough Love (Heavy on the Love)

The most often-quoted line in the entire Whole30 program is this one: “It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Quitting heroin is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard.” Since we created the Whole30 in April 2009, thousands of people have told us that this […]

Whole30 101: Diets vs. the Whole30

Since the Whole30 program is primarily about your dietary choices, it’s easy to see why some people are calling the Whole30 “the hottest fad diet.” The national media coverage we’ve received may only reinforce that idea, as magazines and TV introduce us by saying, “as featured on The Today Show and Dr. Oz.” And at […]