Year after year, more and more people discover the Whole30®, and change their lives just by changing the food they put on their plate. To make sure our August 2013 Whole30 is your best Whole30, we’ve put together an unprecedented number of resources to help you succeed.
A Word From Our Sponsors
The August Whole30 is sponsored by Whole9 Nutrition Partners CrossFit Sprinfield, in Springfield, MO (our own Robin Strathdee’s home gym).
CrossFit Springfield is committed to offering our readers a month’s worth of amazing resources during their Whole30, including weekly success stories, recipe round-ups, tips and photos of the day, and more. In addition, they are hosting a Whole9 Nutrition Seminar on August 25th, to keep those Missouri Whole30′ers on track and inspire them all the way to day 30.
Visit the Naked Plate website (CrossFit Springfield’s nutrition blog) every day during your August Whole30 for extra tips, tricks, and motivations to succeed.
Planning and Preparation Are Key
As you’ve heard us say 1,343 times, planning and preparation are the keys to a successful Whole30, whether it’s your first time or your tenth. Here are some of the easy steps you can take to set yourself up for Whole30 success.
Read the Whole30 program rules
You’ll find a summary on http://whole9life.com/whole30 – or, read a much more detailed outline of the program in Chapters 17-19 of It Starts With Food. Familiarize yourself with the rules of the program so you’re not caught unaware by a sneaky ingredient or technicality.
Download our free PDF guides
You’ll find these at the bottom of http://whole9life.com/itstartswithfood. These guides—everything from our “get started” quick guide to the Whole9 shopping list to our original meal planning template—will help you stock your kitchen, create a plan for busy days, and stretch that grocery shopping budget.
Register for our free Whole30 Forum
Sign up at http://forum.whole9life.com. Connect with others doing the program, get support and advice, ask all the questions you want, and allow our awesome members and moderators to give you some much-needed accountability.
Sign up for the Whole30® Daily.
For even more accountability – and personalized tips, strategies, and exercises designed to help you maximize your Whole30 results – register for our Whole30 Daily newsletter service at http://daily.whole9life.com. Receive an email for every day of your program, packed with helpful information, motivation, and fun little “rewards” for making it through another day.
Get Good Food Inspired
Stay tuned for our Wednesday article, where we’ll be linking you to the best Whole30 meal plans from across the web!
Stock up for success on Whole30® meals
We’ll warn you up front—you will have days when you’re too tired, cranky, frustrated, or stressed to want to cook a healthy dinner. The lure of take-out Thai, your favorite pizza restaurant, or dinner of microwave popcorn and Chunky Monkey will be tempting. But you are not going out like that! (Not if Pre-Made Paleo has anything to say about it.)
We’ve partnered with Pre-Made Paleo (the first Whole30® Approved meal delivery company), to create a special 20-meal Whole30 “success pack” to see you through those difficult days. That’s nearly half your Whole30 dinners, or three gourmet meals for your family of four, or two weeks of hot Whole30 lunches for your forgot-to-make-lunch-but-you-do-have-a-microwave office. (We’ll also throw in 10 Whole30 Approved trail mix snack packs for those on-the-go emergencies, and 15 breakfast skillets to make mornings a breeze.)
All meals are vacuum-sealed and frozen, and will keep up to six months in your freezer, or seven to ten days in the fridge. All meals include a 5-ounce serving of protein, and two vegetable side dishes (3.5-ounces each), for less than you’d spend on even your local neighborhood burger-no-bun joint. (Besides, you just know that place uses off-plan, less healthy ingredients.) Plus, did we mention these meals go from frozen to your plate in under 10 minutes?
Enjoy delicious protein options like Heritage Farms All Natural Pomegranate Molasses BBQ Pork, Plainville Farms All Natural Tomatillo Turkey, or FreeBird Free Range Grilled Jerk Chicken. Pair with vegetable sides like Bread Fruit Rice, Moroccan Parsnip Salad, or Roasted Root Vegetables. And bingo! Your Whole30 is saved, you’re no longer stressed, and your tummy is happy.
Are You Prepared For Your Whole30?
We hope these resources will help see you through your best Whole30 yet. Are you prepared? Share your best Whole30 tips, tricks, and strategies in comments.