Intrigued by my second round of The Whole30 Adventure, a few of my followers wanted to know if the program was spelled out online or if you had to buy the book It Starts With Food. The Whole30 program has always been made available for free online since 2009 at the Whole9 website. During my first Whole30 Adventure (Feb 10 – March 12), I simply downloaded the following PDFs from the website as follows:
4. Shopping List (this was so key for me, love it, love it, love it)
5. Sneaky Sugars (totally used this in the beginning to help read labels to ensure that the ingredients used to cook are void of real and/or artificial sugar; very eye-opening. You will be amazed how much sugar is in ingredients).
By using the five PDFs, I followed the program for 30 days (see Mission Accomplished). A huge help was the daily e-newsletter I paid for; this is not required (less than $20) but was a huge help to me, particularly during those days I just needed a little “You Go Girl!” pep talk and/or some tips, recipes or additional resource links. After my first round, per the recommendations of my two cousins (who successfully completed their own Whole30 programs), I bought and read It Starts With Food and was re-inspired to repeat the program. Another great resource that is not required for you to get healthier today by starting your very own Whole30 adventure!