I’ve been getting lots of great questions about Whole30 these past few days, and I’m thrilled—it means you are paying attention to the point of all these posts: that you should take good care of YOU, proactively!
I’m not telling anyone what they should do with their lives. But I will say that the food we used to eat when we were kids, and the food that exists in grocery stores and fast food chains now are two very different things. Food back then was kind of still pure. Food these days, even the non-processed stuff, is nothing like it used to be because of factory farming, food engineering, chemical additives, cost-saving measures, and more. Part of my success on Whole30 is due to educating myself about food, so to not provide some info about it would be remiss.
Many of you have commented that you’re now inspired to get healthy—that’s fantastic!—here are some resources to help you get started.
- Want to better understand Whole30 or just dive in? Start here.
- Whole30 Resources—legume, dairy, peanut, etc. manifestos and a plethora of other links.
- The Whole30 Daily email series—strongly recommended; 30 days of emails, sign up before you start the program so you can indicate your start date.
- It Starts With Food—the Whole30 book.
- Whole30 Forum—the Whole30 community. If you have a question, your answer is there.
- Whole30 for vegetarians and vegans—be sure you read through the comments below for more about this.
- Whole30 while pregnant or breastfeeding
- Whole30 for kids
- My Whole30 journey
I don’t want to preach too much, but watching these documentaries has changed my life and what I eat. Docos can be boring, but these are not. They also aren’t overly graphic, but show enough for you to really understand what happens to “food” before it hits your dinner table.
Strongly recommended. It’s been out for a few years, but I only recently found out about this film. It’s one of the primary reasons I now eat organic.
“Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.”
Strongly recommended. Food is the most powerful medicine available to you. Don’t believe me? Watch the film.
With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what’s wrong with our malnourished bodies, it’s no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide ‘sickness industry’ and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for overcoming illness naturally.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
See my post on this doco for more details!
Please bear in mind that I’m not promoting a juice fast (as Joe Cross did in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead), unless you feel like that is something you need (if so, see the link below). I have added fresh vegetable juice to my diet four days a week. I only use juice as a meal replacement occasionally. Generally, I drink fresh vegetable juice for the nutrients provided, and I eat three meals a day.
- Reboot Plans (juicing plans) by Joe Cross/Reboot Your Life
- Reboot Your Life juice recipes
- Easy juicing recipes—and all on one page. My favorite is the Fred & Ginger.
- Breville JE98XL—the juicer I use. Powerful and easy to clean.