We’re so glad that you found us in our corner of the Internet. Whether you’re new or a seasoned Whole30’er, we have tonnes of resources available for you to get through a round successfully.
First off, I write a weekly newsletter each Friday with advice, tips, and recipes. It’s a little extra support going into the weekend for you. You can sign up for the newsletter by clicking here–it’s on the right and I’d love it if you read it.
If you’re brand new to Whole30, we highly recommend that you grab a copy of ‘It Starts With Food’ so that you can get the how, why, and whats of the program. If you don’t want to get it through Amazon, you can often find a copy at your local library. If you don’t have a lot of time to read, grab the audiobook version. I love audiobooks on my commute! One of the keys to success is planning—do it and you’ll thank yourself later as you sail through your round.
Take some time to purge your mind and your kitchen. Seriously, you don’t need boxes of Oreos and bags of chips laying around everywhere during a round. At the very least, not right under your nose. Read this post for more helpful tips to get yourself mentally prepared and have your kitchen Whole30 ready.
Start stocking on up compliant items. You don’t have to give up ketchup or ranch dressing on Whole30 —matter of fact, you need a plated fat at every meal so we encourage you to use them! Hurray! Though I make some stuff at home, Thrive Market is my go-to place for getting a lot of my dressings, sauces, flours. Check out how to prep with a list of recipes here along with more about Thrive Market.
Are you a little overwhelmed about meal planning? I get it, it was overwhelming during my first round too. You’re in luck though. We have a meal plan for your first three days here. If you feel like going on planning autopilot for the month, one of our wonderful members Christa’s, five week meal plan here. Yeah, she’s all sorts of awesome!
While on the subject of recipes, follow us on Pinterest. We have so many recipes there that you’ll never get bored. We’re adding recipes all the time and we have lots of different boards for you to explore. If you like Instagram, we’re right here.
One of the most handy reference sheets you’ll have is the meal template found in ‘The Tour Through Your Whole30 Plate‘ post . Save it to your phone, print it out and pin it up, or bookmark it. A lot of the problems people have is from not following the template. You can bypass those problems by having a handy reference with you.
We have a lot of tips and advice, recipes, and more here for you to help you through your round. And, along with that, please feel free to email us with any questions. We know how great it feels to get through a round and want you to have that same feeling.