Strik­ing Trans­for­ma­tions

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

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