Melissa Chadick

Melissa C.


I researched Whole30 several years ago, but never followed through. I did give up adding sugar to my coffee in the morning as a baby step, but that’s as far as I got.

Lately, my eating had been out of control and there’s been no rhyme or reason. Some weeks I’m eating healthy, other weeks I’m living on potato chips and Oreos. A change was needed, but I don’t do diets (or scales). A friend reached out asking if I wanted to do a Whole30 with her and I agreed, and got my partner on board to do it with me.

30 days later my NSVs include balanced energy, increasing my workouts because I have the energy, and a better appreciation for the food that I eat. I’m more cognizant about what is going into my mouth and looking at labels in a whole new way. I’ve added foods that we’ve never eaten at home before and been brave about cooking new things. I have had no digestive issues this entire month and zero bloat. The only times I have been really hungry are when I haven’t followed the meal templates and that’s on me.

I look forward to reintroducing some foods, but know that when I have that feeling of losing control, I have the ability to come back to the Whole30 and get myself back on track! So, thanks Whole30 for reminding me that I am in control of my health and how I’m feeling and that my food has a huge impact on both of those.

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Shanna Keller, our Chief Content Officer, hails from Boise, Idaho, where she lives with her husband Alan and a poorly-behaved terrier named Olly. She has spent her career telling stories of life transformation on social, web, e-mail and print media platforms. In addition to celebrating Whole30 successes and stories online, Shanna loves to cook, read, and climb.