Are you ready to embark on your first low carb Whole30? This post is designed to set you up for success. When unprepared, taking on the challenge of completing the Whole30 program can prove to be… well… challenging. Chances are, if you landed on this post you have already been researching it and are ready to take the plunge.
Jon and I have successfully completed 2 rounds of the Whole30 program. I won’t lie. It is hard. There are days when you are so fixed on the idea of eating something that you can’t have, that it is literally all you can think about. Then there are other days when you wonder why you don’t just eat like this for life. As long as you stay prepared for success, those days in the latter category will win over. Perhaps the most notable thing I felt during our time spent on Whole30 was how optimally my body was running. My sleep was better. My skin looked better. My elimination processes were more more regular and consistent. My energy levels were through the roof. My workouts were better. My mood was better and I even dropped weight. Listing all of those amazing changes makes me wonder why we would every eat any other way. You can read all about our Whole30 experience. I completed a 30 day journal as we went through it. Check it out here. I absolutely recommend picking up some or all of the Whole30 books below. They truly will give you a better understanding of food and the program as a whole.
Whether you’re brand new to the program or returning after a long break, this track will take you from contemplation to action in just eight easy steps. Take as much time as you need to explore each step before moving on to the next, but we encourage you to review each step in order—even if you’re impatient to get started. As you’ll hear over and over again, when it comes to the Whole30, planning and preparation are key!
Step One: What is the Whole30®?
Since April 2009, tens of thousands of people have successfully completed our Whole30 program with life-changing results. Learn more about our philosophy, program, and benefits, and discover how the Whole30 could change your life. Learn more…
Step Two: Read the Program
It’s time to review the specifics of the Whole30—what you should be eating, what’s off your plate for the next 30 days, and a taste of the tough love for which we are so famous. Preview the official program here on our website. Learn more…
Step Three: Commit
The first step in your Whole30 journey is officially committing to the program, and setting a firm start date. Learn more…
Step Four: Build Your Support Network
You really do get by with a little help from your friends. Join our Whole30 community, and discover the kind of support, encouragement, advice, and accountability that practically guarantees your Whole30 success. Learn more…
Step Five: Get Your House Ready
It’s a scientific(ish) fact: 78% of your Whole30 success will depend on planning and preparation. That means cleaning out your pantry, stocking your kitchen with all the healthy essentials, and planning some meals. Learn more…
Step Six: Plan For Success
At some point during your Whole30, you’re going to find yourself in a difficult situation. Creating a plan now for how you’ll handle those events can make the difference between breezing on through or falling face-first into a pizza. Learn more…
Step Seven: Toss That Scale
We’re serious about this rule. If you’ve been a slave to that little number on the scale, you’ll probably be tempted to peek during your 30 days. Toss the scale now and find your way to food freedom! Learn more…
Step Eight: Do the Whole30!
Welcome to Day One of your Whole30! From here on in, it’s all about implementing the plans you’ve created, and letting the Whole30 Daily and your support network guide and inspire your journey. Learn more…
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