As you may have heard, we're gearing up for a September Whole30. Andrew and I both really need the reset, and we're both ready to recommit to our health!
Since we've both been through multiple Whole30s, we have developed a sort of pre-Whole30 routine. We thought it might be helpful for you to see the things we do to prepare; maybe you'll find something that works for you!
Step #1 - Do Your Research (and discover your why)
The first step in getting ready for a Whole30 is research. There are so many free resources online that outline the program! But it can be very overwhelming.
One of the best resources we found that helped us understand the program and the science behind it was It Starts with Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. This was the book that started it all! If you need to know why they restrict the foods they do, this is the perfect read. I (Melissa) really have to understand the "why" behind things, so this was instrumental in getting me on board with Whole30, as well as figuring out my reason for doing it.
For me, I read the multiple stories about people who were able to go off their medications and find relief of their symptoms for the first time in their lives. I read of nearly effortless weight loss, but more importantly are the "non-scale victories" Melissa Hartwig is always talking about: freedom from cravings, emotional eating, and peace of mind!
So if you've heard about the Whole30 and are curious what it's all about, or you're familiar with it and are ready to take the leap, do your research! And if you'd like to join us in September, just reply to this email or comment on this post, and we'll get in touch with you to add you to our Facebook group! We would love to help you on your journey to health!
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