Whole30 success stories abound – from weight loss, to improved mood and a healthier relationship with food. Here are a few of our favorites.
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No More Yo-Yo Dieting
“After my last Whole30, I put my scale in storage and I no longer allow a number to measure my worth or progress. Instead, I observe the way my clothes fit and my overall health and wellness. Food is no longer the boss of my life, and I am not worried about “falling off the wagon” when it comes to eating. I have the right tools and confidence to build on this foundation, and for the first time in my journey, I have food freedom. There is nothing better than that.” –Annie Suratos
A Newfound Self-Respect
“Before I started my first Whole30, I was 293 pounds, binge eating, smoking a pack a day and struggling mentally just as much as I was physically. At the end of my Whole30, I had lost 23 pounds, but it wasn’t about the weight for me at that point. I finally, for the first time, caught a glimpse of how I was supposed to feel. What changed most was that I finally knew that I was capable of changing the direction my life was headed. Whole30 impacted my life by giving me tools to work through my binge eating, tools to go from never eating anything but fast food to now being comfortable cooking healthy, wholesome meals in my own kitchen and tools to treat my body respectfully and with love.” –Bailey Ryan
A Recipe for Health
“Two years ago, I was watching The Doctor Oz Show, and Melissa Hartwig Urban was the guest. I was nearly 400 pounds, had just moved back home from a tumultuous job in Miami jobless and broke, and was desperate for hope and a solution. I went to the store and bought containers and food and made a commitment to finish 30 days of the Whole30 program. I ended up doing a Whole180. I lost 185 pounds over 16 months. I have rheumatoid arthritis, but I no longer take any medications for it. It’s amazing to be part of this incredible journey. I have been a chef for most of my life. Food is where I express my love. Now I have the opportunity to build a community where all sorts of people are striving towards a self-awareness that leads to a better life, a better community.” –Simon Hall