The Whole30 with Oz Girl


I have made the decision to kickstart my new, healthier eating habits by doing the Whole30 plan starting...
Monday, September 9th.

Since a few others have also expressed interest in this, I think it would be super duper if we could all motivate and encourage each other to stick with the Whole30.... for the whole 30 days, of course.

The most important thing for you to know is that this is FREE.  It doesn't cost anything but your time to read what the Whole30 is, and then make the commitment to do it.

Sooooo, I've created a Facebook support page ~ {go there now and like it!}

... we can share ideas, share recipes and photos, share what we're doing that day, resourceful web links, or just simply encourage each other not to give up.

This is so worth it.  Like the Whole9 website says -
"It’s only thirty days, and it’s for the most important health cause on earth – the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime."
But do remember, this is really more than just 30 days.  After the 30 days are up, we can share what we've accomplished, and then continue to help each other stay healthy by eating healthy.  It's far too easy to slip back into old habits, and after making such a monstrous effort to change those habits, we don't want to even think about eating doughnuts or pizza or, or, or... ice cream again!  Ok, maybe once in a blue moon a little bit of ice cream wouldn't hurt.
The good news is that once you've abstained from the wheat- and sugar-containing foods, your desire for them diminishes immensely.
If you'd like to join our group, please leave us a comment here - let us all know what you hope to accomplish. Then head on over to our group Facebook page and join up with the community, not just to motivate and encourage yourself and everyone else, but to feel like you're part of something bigger.

I think we will enjoy this journey all the more since we won't be doing it alone!

The Basics
The Whole30 Program
The basics of the program - what you need to know. There are also links on this web page for a shopping list and a meal planning template.
The Whole 30 Paleo Poor Guide to the Grocery Store
Print the in-season vegetable/fruit guide here.
The Whole30 Daily
For $14.95, you'll get a new email, to encourage you to stay on-track.
The Whole30 Testimonials
Need a really strong reason to give up your favorite foods for 30 days?  Then read some of these...

Book Resources
There are tons of paleo and primal books out there.  These are 4 of my favorites. Find these information-packed and motivational books on Amazon, or at your local library.
It Starts With Food
Well Fed
The Paleo Solution
Against All Grain

My Favorite Paleo Websites  See her Whole30 Rundown for more recipes.
Mark's Daily Apple  I signed up for his weekly email -- once a week, that's all. Plus your free bonuses.
The Clothes Make the Girl That's her cookbook, Well Fed, listed above.

Extra-Special Recipe Link
Tessemae's Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
This recipe is definitely in my Whole30 plan - sounds delish and I can't wait to try it out.  The ingredients on Frank's Red Hot Sauce look perfectly acceptable for paleo, so I won't need to buy the expensive Tessemae's wing sauce - however, I may try one or two of their salad dressings.

So what are you waiting for?!  Join me!

Disclaimer: Most of the web links within this blog post do not provide any financial gain for me - these are simply my favorite resources and I'm sharing them with you.  Only the 4 Amazon books listed may provide a small commission for me if you decide to buy them through my links.


  1. Sounds interesting! I'm now at my goal wt again via wt watchers, and this time I ate 90% or so clean.. and it made allll the difference. I do feel so much better. I didn't give up wheat and sugar totally but I think reducing greatly those two ingredients (and other processed foods) helped immensely!! Can't wait to follow along on your journey too.. and should help keep me motivated in my now healthier lifestyle also. Exciting! Thanks for sharing - you/we can all do this! What is more important than our health?! -Tammy

  2. Sounds awesome and definitely my kind of thing. I'm usually the first to join in for challenges like this one, but unfortunately I'm not a a place in my life at the moment where I can commit to it. We're more on the living as frugally as possible kind of thing at the moment between my husband being out of work last month and me switching to a part time position. If you continue I'd love to join in at a later time!