It Starts With Food: Discover The Whole30 And Change Your Life In Unexpected Ways by Melissa HartwigIt Starts With Food: Discover The Whole30 And Change Your Life In Unexpected Ways by Melissa Hartwig

It Starts With Food: Discover The Whole30 And Change Your Life In Unexpected Ways

byMelissa Hartwig, Dallas Hartwig

Hardcover | June 12, 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
  • CrohnÆs
  • 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 youÆd 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.
Dallas Hartwig earned a BS in anatomy and physiology and an MS in physical therapy from Andrews University and has been a licensed physical therapist since 2001. He co-owned and operated a strength and conditioning facility with Melissa until founding Whole9 in November 2009. He is a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the Internatio...
Title:It Starts With Food: Discover The Whole30 And Change Your Life In Unexpected WaysFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:June 12, 2012Publisher:Victory Belt PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936608898

ISBN - 13:9781936608898


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old Edition I was so excited to find an economical way to purchase this book and downloaded the Kobo app for my computer. Disappointed that this book is the old version (display however shows the updated cover). Know that there were important changes in the new edition (i.e. white potatoes now allowed). Still a great book, just false advertising.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I liked it The book is clear and it is easy to understand their point of view. I enjoyed reading it although its not what I wanted to hear. Who doesn't want to eat whatever they want?! I did a whole30 before reading this book, using their website for information. I now have additional information and resources to use when I start my next whole30
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Maybe a solution It isn't for the faint of heart, but the whole30 has worked for me. If you want to feel great, buy the book, accept the tough love, and start today.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Food is the answer Fantastic! Been looking n looking for a cure to my sleep problems, no more hunger, loose weight, happy and think clearer. Everything! :) FOOD IS THE ANSWER!
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Starts With Food A great restart to a great way to deal with food. Starting my 30 day restart tomorrow, get rid of some old bad habits that have snuck back in.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Starts With Food For anyone who recognizes the bad relationship they have with food (and that food has with them) this is a very well written book on how food affects you physically, hormonally, psychologically and what you can do to change it! If after reading it you decide to do the Whole30 30 day challenge described, I can guarantee it will change your life, in one way or another. The book explains a lot about the science behind why we feel full, cravings, and especially how a lot of the processed foods we eat today change us (typically not in a good way). This book outlines a truly sustainable way to change the way you eat forever if you are willing to put the effort in. I have been recommending it to everyone I know!
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, Must Read Paleo/Whole30 Book! Whether you are a Paleo/Whole30 newbie, skeptic, or a hardcore nerd you will love this book! Dallas & Melissa have distilled over 400+ scientific references (located at the back of the book) as well as their experience with their Whole9/Whole30 program into a single, concise, completely awesome book! The book has a great, easy to read flow to it, with their classic humour interwoven into it. The basic outline of the books runs through: 1) The 4 "Good Food" principles that they use to evaluate food that will make you healthier (or won't) 2) Using this criteria, they evaluate which food should make up the bulk of your nutrition (and those that don't make the cut are clearly spelled out and why) 3) How to go about implementing their Whole30 plan based on the above and lastly ... a meal map! Think of this as a culinary "given a man a fish vs. teach him how to fish" type of approach. You will learn some basic templates for various types of dishes and then some suggestions .. the rest is up to you .. use your imagination! Personally I think the Meal Map is worth the price of the book alone! The most anticipated meal in this book (IMHO) has to be Dallas' mocha steak rub! What could be better than a nice juicy steak marinated in coffee and chocolate (oh and other spices too). Hit up their website at for more information on this book and a slew of extra resources not included in the book!
Date published: 2012-06-20