It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways


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
  • Crohns
  • 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 you’d 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.

Should I read this?

Yes, absolutely you should read this if you are interested in having a healthy body.

Reading this book make me realise why I sometimes feel like I was eating on auto pilot. It wasn’t me it was the food that I was consuming that was making me feel that way.

After reading this book I am now starting to question the food I was eating and if I was to eat it now what impact would this have on me. Because I’m not always making the best choice I’m now seeing and understanding the impact that is having on me if I choose to eat “unhealthy food”.

Extract from the book:

There is no food neutral; there is no food Switzerland – every single thing you put in your mouth is either making you more healthy or less healthy.

Is should be simple then, right? Just eat the foods that make you more healthy.

Well it is and it isn’t.

See, making good food choices isn’t just about knowing what’s healthy. If that was the case, we’d just give you a copy of our shopping list and send you on your merry way (shortest book ever!). No, the way we choose the foods we eat is much more complicated and nuanced that than.

Food is highly emotional, in ways that go far beyond your conscious awareness.

Food is sneaky, affecting you in subtle ways you would never connect to your diet.

And by any definition, today’s modern food landscape is enormously confusing.

So it’s actually not that easy.

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