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What is Whole30?

Do you have sugar (or other food) cravings that you want to kick? Do you have disrupted sleep, or low energy during the day? Do you have chronic issues that don't seem to go away? Are you tired (literally) of not feeling like you're in full control of what you're eating?

Whole30 is a reset for your nutrition, habits and health. It’s a way to learn more about your body, your food habits and how you personally react to certain foods. For 30 days you will eliminate certain food groups that may be causing issues in your body (and brain), and see how you feel without them. You will learn to pay attention to your mental and emotional state around food and start to create new healthy habits. You’ll learn to listen to your body’s hunger cues and differentiate these from cravings, how to serve up appropriate portions for yourself, how to say “no” to certain foods, and learn more about what triggers you to fall back into bad habits. You'll experience improvements like better sleep, decreases in cravings, improved body composition and many more. 

After your 30 day reset you will systematically reintroduce the eliminated foods and learn how your body reacts. Once you’ve gone through this experimental phase, you can then make more informed decisions in the future about what you want or don’t want to eat. 

 

 

Who is Whole30 for?

Everyone! (Almost)

Because Whole30 emphasizes eating whole, nutrient dense foods without restricting (or even counting) calories, we believe it can be beneficial for most populations. There are, however, a few groups for whom the Whole30 program may not be appropriate:

Vegans/Vegetarians: Whole30 relies on animal protein and eliminates beans and legumes. Because of the lack of compliant protein sources, vegans and vegetarians cannot follow Whole30 as prescribed. If you are a vegan or vegetarian who is still interested in learning more, please contact us.

Medical Conditions/Diseases*: While Whole30 may, in many cases, help alleviate symptoms of various medical conditions, it is not the intention of the program nor within the scope of our practice at Everyday Epic to use Whole30 to specifically treat these conditions. It is important that you discuss completing the program with your doctor first. We have resources that we would be happy to send you that you can show your doctor. Conditions/diseases include but are not limited to: pregnancy, diabetes, celiac disease, autoimmune diseases, SIBO, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and more.

*If you have a medical condition, please consult your doctor before signing up. Please contact us with any questions.

 
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My Journey with Whole30 - Meg Clark

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In 2014 I started my first Whole30 with my husband. We started the day after we learned about it - I saw it as a way to cut sugar out of my diet and hoped it would help me get my cravings under control. It was the first time I really paid attention to what was in my food, and how it was affecting my body. I hadn't realized how bad I was feeling until I started feeling a whole lot better! I started sleeping better, I felt much less depressed, my skin cleared up, I was getting in much better workouts, and I stopped falling asleep in the middle of the day. But lasting change hasn't happened overnight. Each time I complete the program I learn a little more, and create small new habits for myself that stick. It’s been a journey, and it’s still going, but I can see and feel how much better my life is on this path. I became a Whole30 certified coach because I want to open that door for as many other people as I can!

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The Program Rules 

For 30 Days, Eat: 
• Meat, poultry, fish, seafood
• Healthy fats
• Vegetables
• Fruit

Other Rules: 
• No recreating baked goods, junk food or treats with compliant ingredients. 
• Don't step on the scale, or measure yourself for the entire 30 days. 

For 30 days, Don't Eat: 
• Grains
• Dairy
• Legumes
• Alcohol
• Added sugars or artificial sweeteners

 

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"Meg wants you to be the happiest, healthiest version of yourself. That means she’s operating from a place of deep care for each person she’s coaching, and tailoring her approach and ideas to what that individual needs. As many of her Whole 30 clients are also people she’s training at her gym, she’s uniquely positioned to offer holistic nutrition and fitness advice. This makes her both highly credible and effective as a coach."
-Philip, Whole30 participant

 
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New! Healthier Holidays Cooking Class

Get ready for a healthier holiday season! Join Whole30 coach Meg Clark to learn how to put a healthy, delicious spin on some holiday favorites. The recipes used in this class are made with everyday cooks in mind, making them accessible and easy for anyone to recreate at home! The menu will include:

  • Pressure cooker beef short ribs with root vegetables

  • Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and balsamic reduction

  • Shredded kale-apple salad with toasted almonds, and lemon-turmeric dressing

  • Mashed sweet potatoes with coconut milk

The recipes used will be Whole30 compliant, meaning they are free of: sugar, dairy, legumes (including peanuts), and gluten. This means it’s the perfect cooking class for anyone with food sensitivities or people who simply want to learn to cook some healthier holiday dishes without sacrificing flavor!

This class will be hands on, with a full meal served at the end. You will walk away with 4 simple, delicious recipes as well as product to take home from our Whole30 approved partners!

 

Coaching Packages

Basic Group Coaching

Our next group Whole30 starts January 1st, 2019! (Prep begins December 29th)

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The Basic Group Coaching plan includes 6 weeks of Whole30 coaching. You will spend 5 days prepping, 4 weeks completing the program as written, then you will spend 1 week being coached through a reintroduction period. 
This is the option for you if you are ready to dive right into Whole30 for the 1st or for the 10th time, and experience all the benefits!
If you aren't ready for a full Whole30 yet, it's recommended that you sign up for our 3-month Small Group Coaching option!

Support includes: 
-Kickoff party
-Access to a closed Facebook group where you can ask questions, receive updates from Coach Meg, and be supported by your fellow Whole30-ers.
-Written and video guides on how to navigate the grocery store, how to read labels, how to cook basic staples of the program, how to deal with cravings, and more!
-Daily inspiration and support.
-Guidance on recognizing and working on your mindset around food and body image.
-New recipes to try.
-Kitchen tips, tricks, and hacks.

 


Habits and Mindset Small Group Coaching

Our next small group will kickoff January 9th, 2019!

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The Habits and Mindset Small Group Coaching option is our most in depth option available, with 10 weeks of coaching. This is for anyone who is interested in changing their eating habits and mindset around nutrition, but isn't quite ready to jump into a full-on Whole30. You will spend the first  5 weeks honing your grocery shopping skills, getting into the habit of cooking at home more, and working on small nutrition changes. Then, your last 5 weeks will be spent completing a month of Whole30 as written, followed by a week of reintroduction. 
This is the option for you if you're looking for a longer, slower, commitment to nutrition change! This is also for you if you’ve completed Whole30 in the past but are looking for help finding your food freedom.

Support Includes: 
- Kickoff party
- 2 phone calls (1 initial call to talk about goals and 1 before reintroduction)
- Halfway in-person group check in (or a 3rd phone call if you are not in the Seattle area)
-Access to a closed Facebook group where you can ask questions, receive updates from Coach Meg, and be supported by your fellow Whole30-ers!
-Written and video guides on how to navigate the grocery store, how to read labels, how to cook basic staples of the program, how to deal with cravings, and more!
-Weekly habit work, focusing on small sustainable changes. 
-Guidance on recognizing and working on your mindset around food and body image. 
-4 weeks of Whole30 coaching + 1 week of reintroduction, once you have built a solid foundation. 
-Weekly recipes to try.
-Kitchen tips, tricks, and hacks.
-Giveaways!
-Limited to 12 participants.

1-on-1 Coaching

40 days of 1-on-1 coaching. There are no longer coaching spots available for 2018. Please email to get on the list for 2019!

300.00
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I take a limited number of 1-on-1 coaching clients per month. If you're looking for a fully customized Whole30 experience, or group coaching doesn't sound appealing to you, this is the option for you! This package includes 40 days of coaching: 3 days of prep, 30 days of Whole30, 7 days of reintroduction. Your 40 days are customized to you based on your goals, and what you would like to focus on. 

Support Includes: 
- Flexible start date, choose what works for you!
- Weekly phone call check ins. 
- Unlimited text and email access
- Copy of the Whole30 Day by Day journal
-Written and video guides on how to navigate the grocery store, how to read labels, how to cook basic staples of the program, how to deal with cravings, and more!
-Weekly habit work, focusing on small sustainable changes. 
-Guidance on recognizing and working on your mindset around food and body image. 
-Weekly recipes to try.
-Kitchen tips, tricks, and hacks.
 

 

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30-minute strategy session: You will chat with Coach Meg via Facetime or phone, go over any potential roadblocks, talk about best practices, get a pep talk, and ask any questions you might have about the program. This can occur before the program begins, or anytime during the program. 
Cost: $25

 


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Seattle Area Only: 
-Pantry Clean Out:
Coach Meg will come help you clean out your pantry! This includes helping you read and understand labels, organize your shelves, and rearranging so that you can prep and cook with ease! (1.5 - 2 hours) 
Cost: $75

 


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-Grocery Store Navigation: Coach Meg will meet you at the grocery store to help you navigate shopping, Whole30 style. You will spend time looking at labels, learning where all your best options are, and getting groceries to prepare you for the week. (1.5 - 2 hours)
Cost: $75

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"We cannot possibly put enough emphasis on this simple fact - the next thirty days can CHANGE YOUR LIFE. It can change the way you think about food, it can change your tastes, it can change your habits and your cravings. It can permanently change the relationship you have with food...for the rest of your life. We know this because we did it, and tens of thousands of people have done it, and it changed our lives and their lives in a remarkable and surprising fashion."
-Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig, It Starts With Food

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FAQs

Isn’t Whole30 just another diet?
No, Whole30 isn’t just another diet. In fact, you don’t even have to think of it as a diet at all. Whole30 is a 30-day reset, that doesn’t require calorie counting or restriction, supplements are replacement meals. You will exclude certain food groups from your diet, but you aren’t required to track, or count, calories. You can eat as much as you want, because you will be listening to what your body needs and eating nutrient dense foods. Elimination only lasts for 30 days - after that, you will add foods back in as you see fit. Sounds pretty freeing, right?

How will I know what I can or can’t eat?
There are so many resources out there for just this question! First and foremost, Meg will provide you with PDF’s, videos, and websites that have a ton of information and lists of what’s approved and not approved. These will be a great place to start. You can also crowdsource in the Facebook group, or ask Meg directly. Googling “Whole30 compliant and *food*” usually works well too.

But seriously, I can’t live without *insert fave food here*
Yes, it can be tough to give up a staple food for a month. But, what if you did? What would that look like? What if you felt better because you gave up your favorite cheese/bread/alcohol for the month? What if you found out that you don't have to worry about that food affecting you? That seems pretty worth it! Plus, in the grand scheme of things, 30 days isn’t all that long ;)

What about caffeine??
Great news, coffee and caffeinated tea are totally allowed! The other stuff you put *in* your coffee will have to make the cut though! The good news is that there are more and more Whole30 approved creamers in the grocery stores.

This sounds hard, is it worth it?
100% yes!!
Whole30 isn’t the easiest thing in the world. We ask you to remove some (or a lot) of your staple foods from your diet. But the results speak for themselves. Benefits of doing the Whole30 challenge include:

  • Better sleep

  • Clearer skin

  • Weight loss

  • Inches lost off body (waist, arms, hips, legs, etc)

  • More energy

  • No afternoon energy crashes

  • General sense of “feeling better”

  • Less cranky

  • Better workouts

  • Fewer sugar cravings (and cravings in general)

  • No hangovers

  • A wonderful, supportive community

  • A chance to hone your cooking skills and try new recipes

  • A better relationship with food

Is this a weight loss challenge?
Such a great question! In short, no. Body composition changes are often a result of Whole30, but not the focus. In fact, one of the rules during the challenge is to not step on the scale during the 30 days! Whole30 focuses on the process of changing the food you eat, feeling better, and getting healthier. This is a chance to move your attention away from the number on the scale and focus on feeling like the best version of you.

This all sounds like too much right now, is there a less rigid option?
Yes! If you feel like you need to take some smaller steps leading up to completing the Whole30 challenge, you can sign up for our 10-week program! Your first 5 weeks will focus on making smaller habit-based changes like grocery shopping regularly, cooking at home, and portion sizes. Then, your second 5 weeks will ramp up to a full on Whole30 challenge, where you will use all the skills you have been working on to have a fun and successful Whole30!

My partner isn’t interested in doing this with me, should I still try?
Of course! I would suggest talking to your partner one more time, to tell them why this is important to you and how much it would mean to you for them to join you. Share some recipes with them to show them how well they will be eating on Whole30! Suggest Whole30 meals only for those meals you share, such as dinner. Then they can continue their usual habits the rest of the day. If the timing just isn't right for them, that’s fine, ask them to simply support you while you do it. You can still do it, and you will have great support through the whole thing!

I have more questions
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