I recently learned that two members of my family are embarking on “The Whole 30,” eating plan today! This blog is for you.  I am so proud that you are taking this leap toward better health. I am so impressed and motivated by people who make the committment to exercise and eat well.

Please note that at first the change will be very hard. When I eliminated processed sugars and other bad food from my diet, I went through a withdrawal period of two weeks at least. Mark this date on your calendar, Oct 27. If you can make it to that point, the rest is smooth sailing. Keep yourself busy and try to avoid all rituall behavior that resulted in you eating and drinking the foods that have made you unhealthy. As soon as you feel the need to revert to eating those things, get up, change your environment and distract yourself with something else. Swap those rituals with new habits. This is imperative!

I bought this book last Spring and I have to say that I loved it because it explains why eating well is so important for improving our overall health.  The basic idea is that you focus on eating only good, healthy food for thirty days.  The author’s, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, believe that it takes thirty days to make a change in our habits. I found the following reveiw on Google.  I list it here for your interest. I did not write this review but it gives a clear idea of what the book is about should you be interested in trying it yourself!

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom

Front Cover
Hodder & Stoughton General Division, Apr 23, 2015 – 432 pages
Get
on the path to better health, effortless weight loss, and incredible
improvements in sleep quality, energy, and mood with THE WHOLE30.

Melissa and Dallas Hartwig are the authors of New York Times
bestseller IT STARTS WITH FOOD, which has taken America by storm, and
the founders of the Whole9, an online community focused on health,
fitness, and sanity serving 1.5 million visitors a month.
Their
new book THE WHOLE30 provides all the resources you need to reset your
health. Based on Paleo diet principles, this is not a traditional diet
book but a way to implement lasting change in your life by eating real
food for 30 days. By following the WHOLE30 programme, the authors argue
that you can reclaim your health and transform your relationship with
food in the long term. The authors’ positive empowering message and the
health benefits and weight loss this programme can bring make this book
potentially life changing.
Motivating and inspiring with
just the right amount of Dallas’ and Melissa’s signature tough love, THE
WHOLE30 features real-life success stories, answers to common
questions, detailed elimination and reintroduction guidelines, and more
than 100 recipes using familiar ingredients, from simple one-pot meals
to complete dinner party menus.

Good luck and have a great first day of this new challenge!

Yours,
Beth