I have a confession to make … I blew it this summer! As a result, I’ve been feeling pretty guilty about my poor food choices – and even worse – I’ve been paying for my mistakes physically with pain, discomfort, fatigue and a less than cheery disposition!
I’m sure you can relate … sometimes we get so busy taking care of the “urgent,” especially in times of stress, that we forget to take care of the important – our health and wellbeing! Truth is … It’s not an easy or enjoyable task to care for your family (and all those daily urgencies pressing upon you), if your energy levels have plummeted and your dealing with uncomfortable health issues!
So, if you’re feeling a little or a lot like me, and you’re ready to take charge of your health, I’d love for you to join me on a 30-day whole food journey … One that will set us all on the path to better health and more energy!
And who doesn’t want better health and more energy?
With just a quick note on Facebook, I was so encouraged to discover so many of you interested in joining me for this special whole food, grain-free 30-day challenge called Whole30, which we plan to officially start on Monday, October 6. (See details below.)
For those of you just coming into the loop, Whole30 is a FREE nutritional program that will help you jumpstart your health and get started (or make better progress) on your healthy living journey. In a nutshell, the Whole30 program will help you to retrain your brain and body to thrive on REAL food, while also helping you to identify potentially problematic foods that may be sabotaging your health.
For those of you, like me, who may be suffering from chronic health issues – or suspect that food allergies or sensitivities may be impacting your health – taking the Whole30 challenge can help to unravel the mystery of which foods may be causing health issues and help to set you on a path to better health and more energy!
In fact, more than one hundred thousand people with a wide variety of health concerns and chronic medical conditions have successfully completed the Whole30® program with amazing results. That’s so exciting and encouraging!
Personally, I’ve decided to take the Whole30 challenge to get back on track with my health. As mentioned, summer took a major toll – all of the travel, falling back into some poor eating habits, and lots of stress resulted in flare-ups and recurrences of pain with my autoimmune disorders – and I’ve been left feeling completely exhausted!
Since there is great encouragement that comes from taking a challenge together! I thought it would be so much easier and a whole lot more FUN to take this challenge together! What’s better than having a bunch of committed friends on board to keep you motivated and on track – and smiling too!
That’s why I would love for you to join me on this life-changing quest starting on Monday, October 6, as together we hit the “reset’ button and get back on track with our healthy living goals – one healthy bite at a time!
Free delicious grain-free Whole30 Recipes!
And … even if you’re not interested in taking the Whole30 challenge – no worries! – you will still benefit from a wealth of delicious new grain-free recipes that I’ll be sharing. Of course, this comes as no surprise, since I’m always excited to create and share scrumptious new gluten-free, grain-free recipes with you all.
Free weekly grain-free Whole30 Meal Plan Kits!
Even more exciting, I’ll be sharing a free weekly grain-free dinner meal plan with subscribers of The Nourishing Home. Each week’s meal plan kit features Whole30-compliant meals, shopping lists and prep ahead tips – to help all of us eat healthier, whether you opt to take the Whole30 challenge or not. I’ll be sharing this delicious and nutritious meal plan each week in October exclusively with subscribers. So if you’re not already a subscriber, be sure to sign up so you don’t miss out!
Lots of encouragement and support!
And of course, I’ll also be providing lots of other helpful resources and encouragement throughout our 30-day journey together. However, since this is my first time through Whole30 myself, I’m no expert here … I’ll be learning right alongside you! We’re truly in this together! Yes, I need your support and encouragement too!
So if you’ve taken the Whole30 challenge before – we need you! Your experience and insight as an accomplished veteran is certain to be helpful and inspiring, so I hope you’ll join us too for another round of Whole30 and share your wisdom with us!
Ready to join me for Whole30 in October?
As you can see, I’m 100% committed to taking this journey with YOU, and promise to do my best to encourage and support you each step of the way!
Now, it’s up to you … Are you ready to significantly improve your health, energy levels and mood? If so, I’d love for you to join me. But first, you have some homework to do …
Your homework! Yes, I’ve got some very important homework for you! And please don’t wait until the last minute to cram … start now!
STEP 1: CONSIDER – Are you ready for the challenge?
Before you make the decision to join me on this awesome 30-day whole food journey (which starts on Monday, October 6), it’s vitally important that you first thoroughly read the Whole30 Program Overview and be sure you understand the Whole30 Program Rules, as well as download their helpful free resources, particularly the shopping list and meal planning template since these give a great overview of the types of foods you will want to fill your plate with, and the types of food you will need to avoid during the 30-day program.
Even better, if you can spare $10, I highly recommend downloading the Kindle version of the Whole30 book, “It Starts with Food.” This New York TImes Bestselling Book provides everything you need to know about the Whole30 program – why it works, what you should be eating, answers just about any question you could think of, and best of all it provides a ton of great easy-to-make recipes! It’s truly the best $10 investment I’ve made this year!
But again, you don’t have to buy the book. But you do need to know what this program is all about Thankfully, the basics on the program are covered for free on the Whole30 website, should you choose to forego purchasing the book.
STEP 2: COMMIT – 100%, no excuses!
Once you’ve thoroughly reviewed the Whole30 program and have a clear understanding of what it’s all about, please carefully consider if this is a commitment you want to make and if you’re willing to stick to it for 30 days.
This program is only going to benefit you if you go into it with 100% commitment. It’s just 30 days, but its 30 days that can change your life, if you’re serious about making the commitment.
Quote from the Whole9 Team (founders of the Whole30 Program):
And I want to personally encourage you … the Whole30 program is definitely do-able, and it definitely works, but it’s going to take commitment … a willingness to stick with it. There’s no room for “cheating,” because the whole point is to break the cycle and help your body heal, so you can better discover which foods are triggering your health concerns.
Commitment and preparation are the key to having a successful Whole30 experience and that is why I am so excited to help encourage you and equip you for success by providing a free weekly Whole30 Meal Plan and a forum here for us to hold each other accountable and keep ourselves committed to the goal of improving our health one healthy bite at a time!
STEP 3: CONNECT – Get connected for better success and more FUN!
If you’re not already a subscriber, be sure to subscribe to The Nourishing Home so you’ll receive my weekly Friday newsletter, which will include the free weekly Whole30 Meal Plan with shopping lists and prep ahead tips, as well as other helpful resources to help you throughout our 30-day whole food journey together!
Let’s get started!
That’s it, that’s your homework! Three steps are all it takes to get started on the path to better health and more energy – one healthy bite at a time!
So get to it, my friend! Follow the three steps above, and if you decide you’re on board for 30 days of whole food crazy-good LIFE-CHANGING FUN, then be sure to watch for Thursday’s post all about DAY ZERO!
In Thursday’s DAY ZERO post, I’ll be sharing:
• How to get ready for your Whole30 experience
• Tips for stocking your pantry for quick Whole30 meals
• What you can do to prep-ahead to make mealtimes easier and more delicious
• How to build a healthy plate to keep your appetite satisfied and retrain your brain to enjoy eating healthier
Week One: Whole 30 Meal Plan Kit
Remember, we officially start the Whole30 challenge on Monday, October 6. Subscribers of The Nourishing Home will receive the first week’s Whole30 Meal Plan Kit on Friday morning, October 3 which will give you plenty of time to shop and prep ahead for the first 7 days of the program.
In my weekly Whole30 Meal Plan Kits, I will provide you with 7 delicious Whole30-compliant dinner ideas with links to each of the recipes, and I’ll also provide a few of my favorite breakfast and lunch ideas and recipes too. Of course the best part is, I’ve put together a convenient weekly shopping list to make it even easier to have everything you need ready to go, as well as a list of helpful prep-ahead tips that will make getting your Whole30 dinner on the table a whole lot easier!
What are you waiting for?
If you’re still reading this, chances are you are concerned about your health. Why not make the commitment to take charge of your health and take this 30-day whole food journey with us? Everything you need to know to get started is right here in this post, so please take a look at the program and prayerfully consider joining us. I know you’ll be glad you did!
Joyfully Serving HIM (and you!), Kelly
*Disclosure: This is not a paid endorsement, and I am not an affiliate of the Whole30 program. After careful consideration and prayer, I decided to personally take the Whole30 challenge since it’s a proven method for improving health and wellbeing. And because I care about you, I’m inviting you to join me in taking the 30-day Whole30 challenge. Please note: The only affiliate link in this post is an Amazon link to the book. Should you choose to purchase the book via the link above, The Nourishing Home will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. And last but certainly not least, I am not a health professional, so nothing in this post, or on this site, is intended to replace the advice of a physician. Please see my full disclosure for more details. Thank you!