Family and Friends
For many, the Whole30 will be a radical lifestyle change—and that kind of change is hard when you’re going it alone. Finding the right support network will be critical to keeping you motivated, inspired, and accountable during your program. We’ve created a variety of ways to find the support you need:
Order Whole30 Day by Day
Whole30 Day by Day is a daily handbook designed to keep you motivated, inspired, accountable, and engaged during your Whole30 journey. It is the companion guide to The Whole30: part field manual, part guided reflection, this softcover journal-style book is designed to help you stay connected to the process every day of the program with motivation, support, and resources specific to whatever day you are on.
It’s like having Melissa Hartwig as your personal Whole30 coach as you walk through the Whole30 one day at a time, sharing a day-by-day timeline, personal motivation, community inspiration, habit hacks, and meal tips; plus guidance for self-reflection, food journaling, and tracking your non-scale victories.
Hire a Whole30 Coach
Our Coaches are Whole30 experts; they work with Whole30’ers on skills like meal prep and planning; they offer motivation and support; and they can advise you on how to succeed during your Whole30. A Whole30 Coach can provide the support system you need for unwavering accountability and positive encouragement throughout your Whole30. Our Coaches offer a wide range of services, from group coaching; pantry and frig prep; meal prep; and one-on-one coaching. Click here to learn more about hiring a Whole30 Coach.
Connect on Social Media
Our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds are another thriving part of our Whole30 community, and a fun way for you to participate and connect. Tag us in your photos and Stories on Instagram and use the hashtags #IAmWhole30 and #Whole30 so that we can find your content! Or, Like our Facebook Page to see Whole30 content like recipes; interesting articles; and notes from Melissa.
Make Friends on the Forum
Our Whole30 Forum is another way to connect with others doing the program, and learn from the many “veterans” who stick around to offer support to the new folks. With 30,000 participants and a fantastic team of Whole30 expert moderators, our forum is the friendliest, the most collaborative, and the most supportive on the internet.
In particular, the Whole30 Logs allow you to share your day-to-day experience with our community, and stay in touch with others who started the program when you did. Feel free to start your own threads, search for specific questions, and post on others’ threads to connect with our fantastic members during (and after) your program.
Get Support at Home
Ideally, you’ll have the support of your family and friends at home during your program. (They don’t have to do the program with you—they just have to support your health efforts for the next 30 days.) Share the program and why you are choosing to embark upon this journey with those you care about. Make it personal—share your current struggles, your goals, and all of the ways you believe the program will make you healthier and happier. And don’t forget to ask for their support! Asking directly, “Can I count on you to support me for the next 30 days?” lets them know how important these efforts are to you, and how much you’d value their encouragement and help.
Finally, if you’re part of a gym, church, school, office, or other organization in your local community, see if you can find a Whole30 buddy (or an entire group!) to do the program with you. Having a local Whole30 network enhances your commitment to the program, and makes your journey more fun.