For many of you, 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:
Subscribe to the Whole30 Daily
The most important support you can secure during your Whole30 is our Whole30 Daily newsletter. We’ve created 32 days of information (including a Day 0 and Day 31) written just for you, specific to that particular day of your Whole30. (After watching tens of thousands of people run through our program, we know exactly the kind of guidance you need, and when you need it.)
The Whole30 Daily is our way of checking in with you during every single day of your Whole30, filling your in-box with positive messages, helpful instructions, and a vast number of resources. We’ll provide you with specially developed guidance (especially in the first week); resources to make shopping, prepping, cooking, avoiding temptation, exercising, sleeping, and managing your stress that much easier during your program; and give you introspective assignments designed to keep you focused and aware during every stage of your Whole30.
We’ve also built in some accountability—at the end of every day, you’ll have to click the button that says, “I completed another day of the Whole30!” Yep, that means we’re waiting to hear how you did on your program every single day… which gives you even more incentive to stay committed and see your program through.
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.
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. (The hashtag #Whole30 on Instagram has nearly 150,000 photos, all tagged by Whole30 participants!) Our Facebook page is particularly active—we post new, fun content several times a day, and participants share their questions, relevant articles, and success stories on our wall. And yes, we respond personally to every single post!
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.
- Subscribe to the Whole30 Daily
- Create your Whole30 Log in the Forum
- Like the Whole30 Facebook page
- Follow the Whole30 on Twitter
- Follow @Whole30 on Instagram (and tag your photos #Whole30 so we’ll see them!)