We are thrilled to roll out the official Whole30® forum – your one-stop shop for Whole30-related questions, answers, resources and motivation. You’ll find the forum (and registration screen) here:
We’d also like to introduce (and thank) our amazing team of moderators, including: Carie Green, Jeanye Mercer, Johnny Malangone, Matt Mecham, Megan Claydon, Renée Lee, Robin Strathdee, Suzanne Hill and Tom Denham.
Our forum is designed to help you expertly navigate your Whole30 program. It’s a place to ask questions (and easily find answers), share your experiences, get help and advice from “experts” and provide each other with motivation and accountability.
Please note, we’re only opening up topics related to the Whole30 program, and life after your Whole30. We simply don’t have the resources to address our other 9 Factors, like exercise, stress and sleep at this time. (We do hope, however, to expand our forum to topics outside of the Whole30 at some point in the future.)
Why Should You Participate?
First, you’ve got questions – and our Whole30 Facebook page or web site comments is a poor format to find answers. The forum will organize topics and questions in an easily searchable format, so you’ll never again wonder if you’re allowed to drink kombucha (yes) or where to get your calcium (read this).
More importantly, the forum provides you with a sense of Whole30 community, which many of you don’t have at home. It’s always easier to work through a big life-change when you have the support of others who have been there – or are right there with you. But if you or your family is going it alone, the Whole30 forum can give you all the support you need to keep you on track.
In fact (now we’re gonna get all science-y on you), studies show public information sharing has far more impact than private information. Which means publicly sharing your intention to complete the Whole30, your daily progress, and the hardships you experience along the way goes a long way towards you actually accomplishing your goals.
First, an outsider can point out signs of progress that you’ve taken for granted, keeping you motivated to continue with your efforts. In addition, a “slip-up” is pretty easy to rationalize when you’re the only one who knows about it – but if other people know, it’s harder to dismiss. (Which makes you think twice about taking that bite of cake “just this once.”) Finally, when things aren’t going well, letting others help you along the way often makes the difference between abandoning your efforts, or pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and continuing forward.
So register for our forum through Facebook, or create your own user account – and then dive right in! (And note, we’ll be responding to all Whole30-related questions here in the forums from now on, so move your Whole30 Facebook discussions on over.)
Happy Whole30 – and welcome to all of you starting our program today!