It Starts With Food

It Starts With Food

[discover the Whole30 and Change your Life in Unexpected Ways]

Book - 2012
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It Starts With Food outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever-and transform your life in profound and unexpected ways. Your success story begins with the Whole30®, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig's powerful 30-day nutritional reset.
Since 2009, their underground Whole30 program has quietly led tens of thousands of people to weight loss, enhanced quality of life, and a healthier relationship with food-accompanied by stunning improvements in sleep, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. More significant, many people have reported the "magical" elimination of a variety of symptoms, diseases, and conditions in just 30 days.
diabetes - high cholesterol - high blood pressure - obesity - acne - eczema - psoriasis - chronic fatigue - asthma - sinus infections - allergies - migraines - acid reflux - Crohn's - celiac disease - IBS - bipolar disorder - depression - Lyme disease - endometriosis - PCOS - autism - fibromyalgia - ADHD - hypothyroidism - arthritis - multiple sclerosis
Now, Dallas and Melissa detail not just the "how" of the Whole30, but also the "why," summarizing the science in a simple, accessible manner. It Starts With Food reveals how specific foods may be having negative effects on how you look, feel, and live-in ways that you'd never associate with your diet. More important, they outline their lifelong strategy for eating Good Food in one clear and detailed action plan designed to help you create a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, calm systemic inflammation, and put an end to unhealthy cravings, habits, and relationships with food.
Infused with the Hartwigs' signature wit, tough love, and common sense, It Starts With Food is based on the latest scientific research and real-life experience, and includes testimonials, a detailed shopping guide, a meal-planning template, a Meal Map with creative, delicious recipes, and much more.
Publisher: Las Vegas :, Victory Belt Publishing, Inc.,, 2012
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9781628600544
Branch Call Number: ANF 613.2 HAR 2012
Characteristics: 320 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hartwig, Melissa


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Mar 08, 2017

Number one point to cover is that Whole30 is an elimination diet for a short period of time. The book covered two areas. First, the authors explain their interpretation of the science of nutrition in a very easy to understand manner. Second, they talk about their 30 day program of nutrition that eliminates foods they deem potentially harmful. It is not Paleo. For example, Paleo allows honey. During the Whole 30 day period, no honey or sugars except those in fruit. Basically, you eat only unprocessed food.

I followed the Whole30 day program. It is an interesting exercise. I recommend reading the book, committing 30 days of your life, and getting a glimpse into how certain foods affect your body.

Jul 16, 2016

If you are someone who needs evidence for WHY to change your eating habits, this is a great book with answers to a lot of the WHYs. I also love that they give a structure for a 30 day challenge to encourage a full immersion into this way of eating, than provide ways to integrate other foods back into your diet.

Mar 25, 2016

The first half teaching about nutrition, is very interesting and presented in a way anyone can understand it. I did not real the Whole30 portion in the second half, because I am not interested in their diet (or lifestyle as they suggest). I have my own thing I am doing, but they did enlighten me on some food details I had not known from my other nutritional readings.

mmg2681 Jul 13, 2013

A great book with scientific evidence about the Paleo way of eating. I ate Paleo last year and felt the best I'd ever felt (and lost 35 lbs to boot). I swayed away from the way of eating, but am ready to return (and stay) with this way of eating. To anyone who would like to know WHY the "Clean" way of eating is best for our bodies, this is the book for you.

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