Libby F.

Bellevue, NE

I am just a happier person.

I learned about the Whole30 program a few years ago and, I honestly can’t remember how, but I started following Melissa Urban on Instagram around that time. Her story is amazing, and she shares SUCH helpful content. I had been considering doing a Whole30 for about two years – I was constantly tired, started an antidepressant, couldn’t seem to shake any of my college and post-college weight gain with anything I tried, and I was frequently irritated, unhappy, and unmotivated. After a trip to see friends and before a big move, I decided that it was finally time to start the Whole30 on July 19.

In the first couple of weeks it was difficult to wrap my head around how much energy I was getting back! I’ve always been the person who doesn’t want to exercise or just wants to watch TV. I used to have frequent, intense craving for salty foods and especially bread which I would  eat with most meals. Now I am exercising regularly, and cooking different types of food that I wouldn’t have normally grabbed. I’m happier, my skin is brighter, my nails are growing strong (amazing for someone who has always chewed their nails!), and I sleep through the night easily when I used to wake up throughout the night. My cravings are also entirely gone – which shocked me and my close friends and relatives who have been supporting me.

I’m so incredibly thankful for this program and I am telling EVEYRONE about it and the results I’ve had. I lost weight, but that’s absolutely not my favorite result – everything else is so much better, and I am just a happier person. I’m even considering talking to my provider about coming off my antidepressant – that’s genuinely how great I am feeling after the Whole30. I can’t remember the last time I felt like this, if ever, and I am ready for Food Freedom so I can keep feeling like this every day.

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Stephanie Kelley, our Social Media Content Manager, lives in Denver, CO and is a wife, mom and wanna-be shredding guitarist with an immense love for meeting and connecting with people. She thrives on sharing her life experiences, whether it’s writing a blog post about overcoming a personal struggle, creating a new song with her drummer husband, or simply sharing what she’s making for dinner. These experiences all matter to her, especially if she’s using her creativity and making meaningful connections along the way.