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5/9/13 6:26 A

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I had heard good things about the Whole30 program (It Starts with Food) I believe is the name of the website.

Lots of people transitioning to Paleo, or trying to do a 'detox' when they've strayed away from the foundational things seem to go for it.

I'd agree with the comments of the others here, in most respects.

- if you have a problem with wheat, grains, soy - then Whole30 would definitely be great
- if all you want to give up is the highly processed and 'fake' foods - then the other programs would fit the bill

I'd suspect 30 days wouldn't be a horrid length of time, and might be a good way to get yourself on track to eating wholesome, unprocessed (i.e., packaged) items, and if you need the kick start, then go for it.

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7/31/12 10:40 A

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Lisa, thanks for the two recommended read. I am going to look into those.

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7/29/12 10:27 P

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Sounds interesting! I'll have to look these up.

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7/29/12 6:15 P

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I'll look into those. Thank you! :-)

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7/27/12 11:23 P

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I agree about "Eat to Live". It's a great program. I had decided to totally eliminate all meat from my diet before the book and diet was recommended to me. I love veggies, fruit and legumes anyway so the transition was easy for me. My diet is now about 50/50 raw and cooked and I cook from scratch so I know what is going in to my system.

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7/27/12 9:05 A

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I would recommend Eat To Live by Dr. Joel Furhman. It seems like a more balanced plan to me. When I follow the plan, I lose weight- an average of 3 pounds a week and that usually includes one day/meal when I follow the plan a little loosely. You might want to consider at least reading the book. I think Whole30 is a great thing to try if you have food sensitivities or suspect that you do. I also liked the Ultra Metabolism plan by Dr Mark Hyman. It is similar to Eat To Live but a little less one size fits all. The one thing all the plans have in common is no refined sugar or processed food is allowed. I think that is great place to start.

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7/27/12 8:44 A

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From a nutrition stand point, I'm not fond of eliminating legumes, fruit, potatoes, or grains from the diet. These are healthy foods and can be included in a healthy diet. I would personally stick to a no processed/junk food diet.

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7/27/12 8:33 A

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Hi. I'm new to the team. I joined because a friend suggested doing the Whole30 program ( http://whole9life.com/2012/01/whole-30-v20
12/ ). I've never tried doing any kind of whole food eating program, so this is new territory for me. I'm wondering if anyone here has done the Whole30 and what results they found. I appreciate this group. I've been scrolling on the discussion board and see I'll find some great ideas for recipes. I'd appreciate any input. Thanks alot!
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