Are You Ready To Jumpstart Your Health? Awesome! Because I’d like to invite you to join me as I lead another round of The Whole30 – the awesome life-changing whole food program developed by New York Times Best Selling Authors Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. So if you’ve been wanting to take charge of your health, but haven’t been sure how to start, or you’ve fallen back into some unhealthy habits you’d like to kick, or simply want to further detox and re-energize, please be sure to check out my personal favorite FREE Whole30 Meal Plans, recipes and encouragement to make your 30-day journey a whole lot easier and more fun!
I have a confession to make … I haven’t been sticking to my healthy living goals like I should. 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 sidetracked and lose sight of what’s important. We can also get so busy taking care of everyone else, that we forget to take care of our own 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!
What is The Whole30?
For those of you just coming into the loop, Whole30 is a FREE nutritional program developed by New York Times Best Selling Authors Melissa and Dallas Hartwig 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, hundreds of thousands 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, falling back into some poor eating habits, combined with lots of stress, has resulted in flare-ups and recurrences of pain with my autoimmune disorders – and I’ve been left feeling completely exhausted!
Let’s take charge of our health TOGETHER!
Since there is great encouragement that comes from having support from friends! 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, 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 each week. 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’ve put together a five-week series of FREE Whole30 meal plans that feature Whole30-compliant meals, a shopping list and prep ahead tips – and I’ve specifically designed the meal plans to be family-friendly. That way, you’re not having to cook multiple meals. Every dinner is a winner – promise!
Lots of encouragement and support!
Of course, I’ll also be providing lots of encouragement and support throughout our 30-day journey together. And 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 us for Whole30? You can START anytime – how about NOW!
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 us. Then, you have some homework to do …
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, 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 $12, I highly recommend downloading the Kindle version of the brand new Whole30 book, or purchasing the hardcover for $18. 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!
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.
Please Note: I do not provide any of the details about the Whole30 program here on the blog or in my emails, that’s all available via the Whole30 Website. I’m simply here to support you with encouragement and lots of my favorite recipes and meal plans to help make your 30-day journey a delicious success!
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 free weekly Whole30 Meal Plans and a community forum 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!
I highly encourage you to join us! There are so many of us who have completed the Whole30 program and we’re available to answer your questions and support you throughout your 30-day journey and beyond. As a subscriber-friend, you’ll receive my free weekly Whole30 Meal Plans, which contains lots of delicious recipes, as well as helpful tips, encouragement and support!
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 check out my Day Zero: Getting Ready for Whole30 post for tips on getting started, before you get started. Does that make sense?
In my DAY ZERO: Getting Ready for Whole30 post, you’ll find out:
• How to get ready for your Whole30 experience
• Tips for stocking your pantry for quick Whole30 meals
• Encouragement and helpful tips for thinking positive and getting connected to ensure your success!
Click here if you’re ready to take the next step – “Day Zero: Getting Ready for Whole30!“
Remember, you can start your Whole30 journey anytime!
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 the 30-day whole food journey with us? I know you’ll be glad you did!
Joyfully Serving HIM (and you!), Kelly
I’m IN! great timing and looking forward to it! Thank you!
My pleasure, Tina! So happy you’re joining us! 🙂
Okay, ready to do this!
Great! Looking forward to having you join us, Regina. Be sure to subscribe so you receive the recipes and meal plans! 🙂
Cheering you on! As well as having the need to be encouraged & motivated. I have done something very similar with Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s, “Eat to Live.” I have also fallen off the wagon this past year. I am in the process of getting back on board since I have experienced great benefits to nutrient rich food choices only a short time ago! Let’s do this 🙂 Looking forward to your updates and recipes!
Hooray! So glad you’re joining us! Can’t wait to see how this benefits us in our healthy living journey! 🙂
Hi, I am interested in doing this challenge. I am a holistic health coach, but i feel like sometimes i need a push as well. I think this sounds exactly like what i was looking for!
Hooray, Sabrina. You are the perfect person to offer us some of your wisdom too along the way! So glad you’re joining us! 🙂
Jessica F. says
I’m totally on board! I have been praying for help and motivation in taking control of my health and weight, and this shows up in my inbox! I’ve tried so many different detoxes and eating plans, but haven’t been able to sustain them. I’m really hoping to make this work and stick! Thank you so much!
Hi, Jessica. I’m so glad you’re joining us. The great thing about Whole30 if you stick to it, is that it really helps to retrain your brain and body to enjoy and thrive on real food. It’s not about diet as it is about cleansing your body and then slowly reintroducing back the foods that you would like to continue in your healthy eating plan. I think you will find it to be unlike any other program you’ve experienced, because it’s focus is getting your body healthier and functioning better. I’m excited to see how we all benefit from this whole food program. 🙂
Thank you for everything you do to provide such useful , helpful , informative and inspiring information, recipes, meal plans, etc! I have shared your blog with many family members and friends and we are all benefitting from your hard work. We are happier, healthier wives and mothers. Thank you! I started my first whole 30 journey today. I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and share your sentiments about getting back on track to feel better and to be a more energetic, joyful wife and mother. I am so excited about your plans to begin your whole 30 and look forward to the information you’ll be sharing to help us be successful in this endeavor! I cannot thank you enough for what you provide on your blog. It is a blessing to me and to my family!
Here’s to improved health and wellness!
Thank you so much for blessing me with your kind words of encouragement. What an honor to be able to serve you, your family and friends! I am so sorry to hear you’re dealing with Hashimoto’s, but I am sure the Lord will help you to find some relief and healing through sticking to the real food He created. I also want to recommend you check out my friend Carrie Vitt’s site, as she is recovering from Hashimoto’s and has so much great advice to share. Her site is DeliciouslyOrganic.com. If you pop over, please tell her I sent you. And I am so thrilled you’ll be following along with us on this amazing Whole30 journey. Blessings and gratitude, Kelly 🙂
I am so in need of breaking some bad habits that I’ve fallen into lately and am eager to join you on this Whole 30 Program for October. I’m already a subscriber to your email newsletter. I’ll look forward to your further instructions, ideas, and recipes. Thank you so much for doing this, for encouraging us to join you, and for making it easy for us to do so by the help you’re providing.
Hooray, Karen! So glad you’re joining us! Whole30 is the perfect way to break bad habits – I’m with you on needing to break a few myself! It’s my pleasure to help and trust me, you all are helping me too with your encouragement! 🙂
Today is the last day of my Whole30, but I am planning to extend it to a Whole45 or maybe a Whole60 because I feel like I just started getting results in the last week or so. Looking forward to adding your menu plans to my list of resources!
Awesome, Sara! Congrats on making it through 30 days and sticking with us for a couple weeks more. I think I’m going to have to do at least 45-60 days myself, so you’ll be in good company with us here. And PLEASE do offer your wisdom as someone who has “been there, done that!” 🙂
Lynn C. says
Me and 2 girls that I work with started yesterday, but I need all the encouragement I can get LOL
Even though I have a feeling after the 30 days it might just stay a part of my lifestyle with a few exceptions (dark chocolate and cheese)
Thank you so much for doing this and making meal prep easier…..that is my downfall and you really need it for this plan.
Awesome! So glad you have the support of two friends. That will make it so much easier, and more FUN! And it’s so funny you said that – the first thing I plan to re-introduce at the end of the program is cheese. I am hoping it’s not my issue. I do love it. But it’s bye-bye for now. 🙂
I’m in!! Thank you, Kelly so much for offering this. I’ll be downloading this kindle book now and get started. Looking forward to getting back on track!
So glad you’re joining us, Leslie! And good job investing in the book. It has so much great information that I can’t possible cover here. I know it will really help you get the most out of the program. Please keep in touch and let us know how you’re doing throughout our journey! 🙂
Lynn Powell says
I am going for it. I am a single person so anytime anyone can give any help of tailoring this down for one it would be great! I don’t mind leftovers as long as I don’t have to eat them for two weeks. I can freeze some but don’t have a large freezer. Let’s go!
Hi, Lynn. Most of my recipes serve 4, so one easy trick it to just make half and that way you’ll get two servings out of it. Of course for certain meals – like roasted whole chicken for example, you can freeze the extra meat for lots of future meals (which means less cooking later). So glad you’re joining us! 🙂
Peggy S Pace says
I am so ready to try this, the timing is prefect. I am hoping to break some bad habits (like daily Coke) and make some new habits (be sugar-free) to get in a good place by the holidays. Thanks so much!!
Hooray, Peggy! So glad you’re joining us and ready to break free from the unhealthy and embrace a whole food lifestyle! 🙂
I’m in! I’m reading the prep work and thank you for putting together shopping lists and meal plans. As a full time work mom of 3, I want to do this for myself and my kids. You’re the best! Can’t wait to get started!
You are so welcome, Lydia! Be sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter as the first meal plan will be delivered to you on Friday. I’m so excited to get started with you all! 🙂
I had been thinking of doing the While 30 for a while now and then I saw your email and it was the final nudge I needed, God really set that one up for me didn’t he. I’m really excited to have your blog to reference during this time. I had already decided today was going to be my Day 1, so I’m a little ahead, but on board!
Good for you, Lindsey, to go for it and get started. And even more important to follow the Spirit’s nudge. What an honor that the Lord has used this site to encourage you! 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you throughout our journey!
So funny!!! I star my whole30 yesterday and today I was filing so discourage, and your email came right to save me!
Is like God is sending me a message! Lol
I’m all in, thanks for the encouragement!
Are you or do we have to sing up in the whole 30 blog?
What a blessing to hear that God has used this site to encourage you. And so glad to hear you’ve already gotten started. You don’t have to sign up at the Whole30 site, but if you want to get my free Whole30 Dinner Meal Plans by email, then be sure to subscribe to my weekly newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/LFIpf
I’m in and looking forward to this journey with you! I’d never heard of this plan but it’s just what I need. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Hi, Myra! I’m so glad you are IN! I look forward to hearing how it’s going for you! 🙂
Aishah M says
I am so excited to be starting the Whole30 diet with everyone else. My husband is joining me and a dear friend as well. I think it helps to have people who will hold you accountable when you are first starting out. I know that I’m less likely to cheat if I have to look my diet partners in the eye and tell them I cheated. Kelly, thanks so much for what I know is a lot of extra work. I know there are others like me who are intimidated by the Whole30 program. Your meal plans and recipes take away some of that fear.
I so appreciate your open, kind heart, Aishah. It is a real joy and honor to be able to help in any way I can. But honestly, I’m also looking forward to some of the veterans out there giving us some of their advice too! We all are certain to learn a lot during this exciting journey! So glad you, your husband and friend are joining us. And you couldn’t be more right about having the accountability and support of friends and family! It will really make a huge difference! 🙂
My husband and I are very excited to do this with you. I did it last October by myself and was very pleased with how it made me feel…totally recharged. The weight loss was just an added benefit. The hardest part for me when I try something like this is the meal planning so thank you!!
You are so welcome, Liz! And that is so wonderful your husband is committing to do it with you! That makes it so much easier! 🙂
I’m in! I was going to start a 30 day complete transformation with Juice Plus on the 6th anyway. way better with a group. Have you thought about setting up a FB group that everyone can post in to keep the motivation going? looking forward to monday!
Hi, Rachael! So glad you’re IN! And yes, please join us at The Nourishing Home Community on Facebook. We’re definitely going to be cheering each other on! 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheNourishingHome/
Thank you… I AM making the commitment to Whole30. I have spiraled out of control with food. I needed this post, right at this moment. God really does watch out for us (me). I am listening. Looking forward to this life changing journey with like minded friends.
Hooray, Donna! And praise the Lord, yes, He is SO good and it never ceases to amaze me and humble me how He connects us all together to encourage one another! So glad you’re joining us! 🙂
Awesome.just what i need!
So glad you’re joining us! 🙂
I’m in 🙂 Will we be getting the menu & shopping list for the 30 days? The part I find the most difficult is menu & shopping list so if this can be done I’m on board no problem. I have tried many many programmes trying this will be a change for me and my metabolism. Getting support here will be nice because at home is not were I get it, my HB & son can eat anything they want but I have the health issues… But the up side they will it anything I put in front of them 🙂 My HB is a meat & potato man so I always have to make potato’s or pasta or rice he needs his carbs, that is the hard part for me, making foods I can’t eat…
Hi, Jo-Anne. Yes, I’ll be providing a weekly Whole30 dinner meal plan for subscribers to The Nourishing Home. So please be sure you’re a subscriber and on Friday mornings you’ll get the weekly meal plan. I am doing 5 weeks of Whole30 meal plans, so you’ll actually end up with 35 day of meal planning. And by the way, potatoes are allowed on whole30, so your husband should be quite happy! 🙂
Heidi B says
Oh boy…I was all gung ho when I first read about this (from your post announcing that you were doing it and starting on Oct. 6). Then, I told myself that it made more sense to EASE into it…I eat a lot of veggies and some lean meats but lots of cottage cheese, nonfat yogurt and fruits too (smoothies each morning)… and I love some wine on the weekends. I made a bunch of recipes from Well Fed yesterday and today and am now thinking that I will hop aboard-why wait? So, I am ON…. a bit scared that I will be eating a lot more meat than I am used to but excited to get cleansed of whatever the dairy and sugar is doing to my body. Thanks for introducing me to this! I plan to use your meal plan next time…in my research when you first posted the challenge, I ran into Well Fed and loved that too and wanted to start asap so started shopping on Wednesday at our brand new that day Trader Joe’s!!!! Thanks!
Hooray, so glad you’re joining us! And I’m sure you’ll see some significant changes that take place. The Clothes Make the Girl (Well Fed author) is an excellent resource. She and NomNomPaleo are experts on Whole30! Looking forward to hearing about your 30-day journey. Yesterday, Melissa Hartwig, co-founder of Whole30 popped over to leave a note on the blog to encourage us all! So exciting! Have a great week! 🙂
Was your site gonna send out meal plans for the whole 30?? I thought so but can’t seem to find it.
Donna, yes, as noted the meal plans are going out to subscribers in my weekly newsletter that comes out each Friday morning. Are you a subscriber? If not, you can subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/LFIpf
If you are a subscriber, be sure to check your spam folder if you did not see the email come on Friday. I also just sent out a new recipe email yesterday (Monday) which you should have received if you’re a subscriber.
Again, if you’re not getting these emails, it may also be due to your gmail account filing your emails for you without your knowledge. You can learn more about how to turn off that function here: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/3055016?hl=en
Hope this helps! If not, please email me so we can further troubleshoot.
Danielle Williams says
I deleted the emails with the Whole30 recipes because I wasn’t interested. Now I am. Are you able to resend the emails or is there another URL I can visit for the information? Thanks!
Hi, Danielle, I’ve emailed you 🙂
Aishah M says
This is perfect timing. I get a couple of weeks to enjoy your new book, “Everyday Grain-Free Baking” and then I’ll be ready to start the Whole30. I’m so looking forward to this. Thanks, Kelly!
Exactly, Aishah! I look forward to taking this journey with you again! You’re such a blessing! 🙂
kari hughes says
I’m in! already been planning to start this in the new year and haven’t gotten to it yet. I guess this is my sign; )
Yes, it is! LOL! Please do join us! 🙂
Can someone please tell me how to get the recipes, it says you can hit the link on the recipe…this is not working for me…
Hi, Cuffie. I’m assuming your talking about the links to the recipes on the meal plans. If you’re having trouble getting the links to work, that usually is do to trying to open them from a mobile device or tablet. So if that’s the case, I recommend opening from a computer and downloading the meals so that you are opening them from your computer. I have never had anyone report trouble opening the links from a computer. Once you download to your computer, you can then transfer the pdf to your tablet device and it should open the links just fine as long as your tablet has a pdf reader, such as Adobe Reader (which is free by the way). I hope this helps! Blessings, Kelly 🙂