Considering a but think it will just be too hard? Here’s what headmistress Melissa Hartwig Urban has to say about that:
“This is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Fighting cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You’ve done harder things than this, and you have no excuse not to complete the program as written. 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.”
How’s that for some tough love?! It’s true though. You’ve done WAY harder things + survived so much worse than going 30 days without wine + dessert. You can ABSOLUTELY do this. With that said, it is definitely going to FEEL hard at times.⬇️
“Our relationship with food is an emotional one. Food is our comfort, our reward, a trusted friend, a mother’s love. You’ve got food habits, traditions, and associations that go back to childhood. You can’t imagine how you would live (happily) without certain foods in your life. And we are asking you to give up those foods for an entire month.
Yes, the idea is threatening. Scary. Downright paralyzing. How will you celebrate, manage your stress, deal with a tough day at the office, bond with your family, enjoy life without cake, chocolate, wine, or bread?
We’re not even going to mention cheese right now.
If the Whole30 was just another diet, a short-term quick fix, or a 30-day test of willpower, it would be easier. You can do anything for 30 days, and believing you could return to your old habits and foods a few pounds lighter when the month was over would make temporary restriction easier.
But the Whole30 is not a diet. It’s not a quick-fix. It’s not even a weight-loss program. The Whole30 is designed to change your life. It’s a monumental transformation in how you think about food, your body, your life, and what you want out of the time you have left on this earth. It’s so much bigger than just food. It’s a paradigm shift the likes of which you may only experience a few times in your whole life. Big changes like that are always hard.” -MHU
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