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

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This book presents the perfect new year’s challenge: change the way you THINK about food. You have 30 days … that’s all! The book is not a weight-loss program, but rather teaches you, in 30 days, all you need to know to transform how you think about food, your body, your life! The book is full of health info, strategies, “counselling” and recipes!

-Recommended by Virgie

— From January 2017 Staff Picks

I was feeling a bit sluggish last winter when a customer came into the bookstore and enthusiastically told me about a book which she was convinced changed her life. This piqued my interest, so I looked further into this supposed life-changing experience. Later in the summer I decided to give it a serious try. “Whole 30: The 30 Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom” is the first book that really made sense for my body.

For many people, myself included, the relationship with food is an emotional one, giving reward or comfort. I did not want a food plan that would take off pounds (although it did), but I was looking for a healthier way to fuel my body. This is not a deprivation diet, but rather provides a different way of thinking about food and it works.

The reason for the 30 day part of this plan acknowledges that change takes time, and is not always perfect at first. As I changed my relationship with food I noticed that I had not felt this healthy for a long time. My hair grew thicker, my nails grew longer, I had a pep to my step and I was never hungry. If you want additional information about this food freedom read “Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food.” If you are looking for daily inspiration and support, consider the “Whole 30 Day by Day.”

— From Book Review: Good Titles for Healthy Mind, Body and Soul


Over 1 million copies sold

Millions of people visit every month and share their dramatic life-changing testimonials. Get started on your Whole30 transformation with the #1 New York Times best-selling The Whole30.

Since 2009, Melissa Hartwig's critically-acclaimed Whole30 program has quietly led hundreds of thousands of people to effortless weight loss and better health--along with stunning improvements in sleep quality, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. The program accomplishes all of this by specifically targeting people's habits and emotional relationships with food. The Whole30 is designed to help break unhealthy patterns of behavior, stop stress-related comfort eating, and reduce cravings, particularly for sugar and carbohydrates. Many Whole30 participants have described achieving "food freedom"--in just thirty days.

Now, The Whole30 offers a stand-alone, step-by-step plan to break unhealthy habits, reduce cravings, improve digestion, and strengthen your immune system. The Whole30 prepares participants for the program in five easy steps, previews a typical thirty days, teaches the basic meal preparation and cooking skills needed to succeed, and provides a month's worth of recipes designed to build confidence in the kitchen and inspire the taste buds. Motivating and inspiring with just the right amount of signature tough love, The Whole30 features real-life success stories, an extensive quick-reference FAQ, detailed elimination and reintroduction guidelines, and more than 100 recipes using familiar ingredients, from simple one-pot meals to complete dinner party menus.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544609716
ISBN-10: 0544609719
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: April 21st, 2015
Pages: 432
Language: English