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

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

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by Dallas Hartwig, Melissa Hartwig

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Millions of people visit Whole30.com every month and share their stories of weight loss and lifestyle makeovers. Hundreds of thousands of them have read It Starts With Food, which explains the science behind the program. At last, The Whole30 provides the step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe guidebook that will allow


Millions of people visit Whole30.com every month and share their stories of weight loss and lifestyle makeovers. Hundreds of thousands of them have read It Starts With Food, which explains the science behind the program. At last, The Whole30 provides the step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe guidebook that will allow millions of people to experience the transformation of their entire life in just one month.

Melissa and Dallas Hartwig’s critically-acclaimed Whole30 program has helped hundreds of thousands of people transform how they think about their food, bodies, and lives. Their approach leads to effortless weight loss and better health—along with stunning improvements in sleep quality, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. Their first book, the New York Times best-selling It Starts With Food, explained the science behind their life-changing program. Now they bring you The Whole30, a stand-alone, step-by-step plan to break unhealthy habits, reduce cravings, improve digestion, and strengthen your immune system. The Whole30 features more than 100 chef-developed recipes, like Chimichurri Beef Kabobs and Halibut with Citrus Ginger Glaze, designed to build your confidence in the kitchen and inspire your taste buds. The book also includes real-life success stories, community resources, and an extensive FAQ to give you the support you need on your journey to “food freedom.”

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Publishers Weekly
The Hartwigs (It Starts with Food) are certified sports nutritionists and the creators of the Whole30 program, a regimen designed to transform how readers think about food, their bodies, and their lives. Their new book offers step-by-step guidance to help readers implement the Whole30 plan. The key to the success of their plan, the Hartwigs state, is the complete elimination of foods and beverages such as peanuts, soy, milk, and grains. The benefits, they claim, are significant, including restoring hormonal balance, regulating blood sugar, and eliminating the symptoms of inflammation. They offer a timeline that describes each stage of the Whole30 right through to the reintroduction of some off-plan foods. They also offer an informative FAQ section and help readers through the pitfalls of dining out and traveling. The second half of the book is devoted to recipes, including stuffed peppers and seared salmon benedict, that utilize fresh ingredients and easy cooking techniques. Their offerings for satisfying meals include braised beef brisket and grilled coconut curry chicken. Butternut squash with kale and Swiss chard, cauliflower rice, and roasted spaghetti squash highlight a robust side dish chapter. Sauces, one-pot meals, and holiday meals round out an appetizing collection that can be used on and off the plan. For those interested in trying the Whole30, this book is an invaluable guide that shouldn't be overlooked. (Apr.)
From the Publisher

“The Whole30 has transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world. I can’t recommend this program highly enough.”
CHRIS KRESSER, New York Times best-selling author, Your Personal Paleo Code
The Whole30 will change your relationship with food for a lifetime.”
EVA TWARDOKENS, two-time U.S. Olympian, alpine skiing
The Whole30 is an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide designed to get you to your Primal or Paleo goals with ease, convenience, and the greatest possible enjoyment of food and life.”
MARK SISSON, creator of the Primal Blueprint and MarksDailyApple.com
“The Whole30 is a game-changer. Good-bye, low energy, chronic pains, and muffin top! I’ve never felt better, stronger, happier, or more energized.”
MICHELLE TAM, New York Times best-selling author, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans
“With this book, you can give yourself or someone you love the essential tools to a healthier, happier life. If nothing else has worked for you, try The Whole30.”
ROBB WOLF, New York Times best-selling author, The Paleo Solution

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Meet the Author

MELISSA HARTWIG is a Certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits. She is the New York Times bestselling co-author of It Starts With Food and The Whole30 and has been featured by the Today ShowDr. Oz, the Wall Street JournalOutside, and SELF. Melissa has presented more than 150 health and nutrition seminars worldwide and shares resources with, writes articles for, and provides support to more than 2 million people a month through the Whole30 website and social media feeds.

Dallas Hartwig is a Certified Sports Nutritionist, licensed physical therapist, and functional medical practitioner who specializes in treating lifestyle-related hormonal, digestive, and metabolic health issues. In 2012, he co-authored the New York Times bestselling book It Starts With Food and founded his functional medicine practice, mentoring under Dr. Daniel Kalish and enrolling in the Institute for Functional Medicine's certification program. Dallas has presented more than 200 health and nutrition seminars worldwide, is a member of the PaleoF(x) Advisory Board and Fitwall advisory boards, and provides support and lifestyle recommendations to more than 1.5 million people a month through the Whole30 and Whole9 websites.

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The WHOLE30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Smootheygirl More than 1 year ago
I've been on diets, I've been off them just as quickly, I've cheated and justified every slip up with I'll just work out for an extra five minutes. This plan, program, book of knowledge, is not a diet, it is a challenge you accept because everything else has failed and will continue to fail unless you figure out the intricacies of your body and why it does the things it does. I started not for weight loss, though I'm hoping that is a perk I will experience, but for getting to the bottom of my constant GI issues and various other pesky medical conditions that by anyone else's standards were perfectly normal, acceptable nuisances..... Bloating, irregularity, adult acne, skin sensitivity, fatigue, headaches...lots of them. I'm on day 24, I am not out of the woods yet but I will tell you that I am never going back to my unhealthy habits. My health and my family are far too important to spend the rest of my life not caring about the consequences of food choices. The only reason for 4.5 stars is I wish there were even more recipes, which by the way all of them are truly simple and delicious.
Susan Moore More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book and way of life. If you are tired of being tired, sluggish, and your clothes being too tight, this is for you. I feel so much better, I have more energy, no more heart burn, no PMS, no afternoon drowsiness, my anxiety and stress is greatly reduced, cravings are gone, emotional eating is gone and I am sleeping better. I had major non-scale victories. I lost 23" over my body in 30 day; 14" of the 23" lost was in my bust, waist, gut and hips. I lost 12.4 pounds, but the scale is 3rd priority now behind how I feel and how many inches I lost. I feel so much better, I started another Whole 30 the day after I finished the first one. Loving my life! No more emotional eating, no more obsession with the scale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even if you are not planning to undertake the entire Whole 30 diet, this is an amazing book. Learned a lot about basic food prep, doing things healthier . I have tried numerous recipes and all are delicious. Cooking with natural ingredients has really helped my family feel better. There is prep work involved, but if you plan out several days, some can be done at the same time and bagged in refrig. I had said I wouldn't buy another cookbook since recipes are easy to find online, but I'm glad I purchased this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned a long time ago that you can’t depend on one source for everything that you need to know, especially when it comes to your health and weight loss. Even though, I lost an incredible 16 pounds using the “Hungry Chick Dieting Solution” by Chef Jai Scovers and her cookbook, “Simple, Healthy & Delicious,” I am still looking for ways to maintain this weight loss. That is why I love this book. The Whole 30 does an excellent job of tackling the habits and the emotional eating that lead to so many weight issues for many people. This glimpse into this type of eating can help you change not only your approach to food, but the way that you eat as well. As with another review, I love the recipes in this book as well. I love any book that can provide shopper friendly list that allows you to get everything you need in one place and then show you how to make great food with it. Overall, this is a great book. Also, ask yourself… Do you know the difference between baking soda and baking powder? Or how long raw eggs will last in your refrigerator? What is “resting time?” What is the proper temperature to even cook chicken? If you don’t know the answer to even one of these questions, then buy yourself a copy of “Conquer Your Kitchen” from Chef Jai Scovers. In “Conquer Your Kitchen,” you’ll discover over 100 kitchen secrets guaranteed to save you time and money, including, for the first time ever and only in “Conquer Your Kitchen,” the most important thing to have in your home when it comes to you and your family’s good health. This one simple “trick” is guaranteed to change your life and how you will eat forever. It is a must have for any kitchen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If youre a nook friend you may barrow this after Friday!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend reccommended trying the Whole 30 and I'm so glad she did! Some of the positive results I've noticed is a thinner wasteline, a more positive mood, increased energy, better sleep, improved complexion, and I was able to stop taking my anti-depressants - with approval from my doctor of course. I would highly reccommend trying the Whole 30 to anyone. You will see positive results guaranteed!
DeeDum55 7 months ago
Checked out the latest cookbook just released and found that I liked the recipes in this book better. Simple with servings for 2; plus I like to retain the concept behind Whole30. The newer cookbook would be appropriate for people who do family meals. Shopping at Barnes and Noble is a pleasure; their employees are so friendly and helpful.
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I am not wasting my money on another book by these two.