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

It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways - Dallas Hartwig, Melissa Hartwig I wasn’t crazy about this. It was recommended by a friend, so I stuck it out, but it wasn’t for me. I think mainly it was the tone and the approach. True, compared to some greater life tragedy, making a dietary change isn’t difficult. But framing the argument in that way made the whole thing seem a little absurd to me. And you know what - when you’re not facing some terrible tragedy, making a major dietary change of the type they’re demanding IS really difficult. Our relationship with food is emotionally complex. Our relationship with food is psychologically complex. Our relationship with food is physically complex. Ignoring that or simply saying “get over it” doesn’t help and makes it that much more difficult to adopt such a major change as they’re advocating. And I get it. Go cold turkey, detox, reset your cravings, and reset your mentality. But geeze, where’s the kindness? That type of extreme, unforgiving, no-excuses type of diet is what makes people so hard on themselves and causes them to fall back into old habits. I’d say that unless you’re already a bit of a health nut or are SERIOUSLY committed to making a 100% lifestyle change, this might not be for you.