Your first step with any Whole30 question is to see if it’s already been asked and answered. We have so many articles, comments, Facebook posts, and forum posts that we practically guarantee your simple question is already resolved. Is (fill in food here) allowed on the Whole30? How do I fuel my half-marathon? What do I do when I travel? The answers to those questions are already out there. Now you just have to find them.
We understand that sometimes Google is an exercise in frustration. You get thousands of results you don’t want, can’t figure out what terms you need to use to pinpoint your search, or can’t remember the exact title of the Facebook post you saw just last week… something about the Whole30 in January? So let us help you help yourself with some of our best Whole30-related search tips.
Always start with the phrase Whole30, then add your search term. (And rememer, Google doesn’t care about capitalization, punctuation, or for the most part, word order.) For example, “whole30 drinks” brings up a few articles where we talk about quenching your thirst on the Whole30, and the forum section related to food and drink. If you just want to know what you can drink besides water, you’ve just struck the jackpot.
If you’re looking for something more specific, however, you’ll need a more specific search. Wondering if you can have your favorite GT Kombucha on the program? Try “whole30 kombucha” and you’ll get articles tagged with “kombucha” on our site first, and a bunch of posts related to kombucha in our forum.
To be even more specific, add some clarifiers. “whole30 kombucha can I have” now brings up the official Can I Have…? Guide to the Whole30 on our website, where you’ll also find the answer to your kombucha question.
To search for something specifically on our website, enter “site:whole30.com” and then your search term. That will limit your search just to our pages. Neat, huh? This comes in handy, as the built-in WordPress search bar (top right) doesn’t always bring back the most accurate results. You can also do this for our forum (site:forum.whole9life.com) or our Facebook page (site:facebook.com/whole30).
- Practice your new Google-fu and see if you can find answers yourself