Giveaway – WHOLE30 Success Guide…for reals.

by Jude on October 3, 2011

in Smart.Sexy.Paleo, The Whole30 Challenge

You know how I really believe in the Whole30? I really, treally do.

I’ve received permission from Melissa and Dallas to run a giveaway for the Whole30 Success guide.

So here’s the deal.

You leave me a comment here about why you think the Whole30 is the smartest, sexiest thing you could do for your health.

That is it.

Entries close Sunday 9 October at 8pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. The winner will be announced here and on Twitter and they will be sent their very own copy of the Success Guide. My shout! That’s how much I believe in this and want YOU to benefit from it.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve already started, or are planning to start. This resource will be invaluable to you.

Remember, I’ve already committed to extending my own Whole30 so that I can finish with anyone who starts before 30 October.  I’ve received a tonne of support and I’m ready to pay it forward!


{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Hannah October 3, 2011 at 9:02 am

The whole 30 is by far the smartest sexiest thing you can do because who doesn’t love taking control of your life, your health, and feeling good?!


Jude October 5, 2011 at 5:24 am

Couldn’t have said it better myself :) Thanks for stopping by Hannah!

Good luck!


Todd Watson October 3, 2011 at 9:34 am

After having been on the Primal Blueprint for two months, I started noticing significant changes in my body. Not just weight loss and slimming down, but IBS, insomnia, allergies, and congestion were completely gone. A friend introduced me to it and I was skeptical. Due to the IBS, I researched how food effects your body. The PB ideal fit into what I had already learned and it gave me a way to get started.

I continued to read about Paleo. Hits and misses here and there got me even more serious. When I stumbled upon Whole30 I had already been eating that way for three weeks, with the exception of still using natural sweeteners (ie. honey, pure maple syrup) though sparingly. I decided to give it a try and started gearing up to start October 1, 2011, but my plan was to make it Whole90. 30 days with a day break reward, 30 days with a day break reward, 30 days with a New Years Day break reward.

I’m not a bad looking guy. I have a great frame that needs a little belly fat loss and toning elsewhere. My goal is to lose 26 pounds in the next 90 days, start body weight exercises in the first 30, add free weights in the next 30, and add martial arts in the final 30. Sprinting will be included in each phase. I want to be prepared to start playing soccer in a summer league next year, because all the women I know think soccer players are sexy. Plus, I’m a big fan of Bruce Lee.

Putting all of this into action will help me reach my full potential. I will have more energy (within a week on PB I noticed a significant uptick in energy), I will be healthier, I will be slimmer and in better shape, and I will FEEL sexier. Not to mention being able to live longer which means being sexier longer. ;)

My friend started it with me. We’ve both been each other’s only support, because conventional wisdom makes everyone else think we’re nuts. I wanted to get a copy of the Whole30 Success Guide before starting, but it just was not in the finances. I will be able to buy it in a couple of weeks, but it would be nice to have straight away.

Great blog, btw. I just found it through a Twitter @whole9life retweet. Adding you to my daily reading folder. :)


Jude October 5, 2011 at 5:26 am

Nice one Todd! How have you gone so far with the whole30?

I love that you have those goals, I’m sure you’ll do great!


Todd Watson October 6, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Thank you, Jude! It’s going very well for me. My friend dropped out after 2 days. She gained a little weight and was discouraged. I couldn’t convince her to stick with it. *shrug*


Jude October 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm

That’s pretty annoying, isn’t it? I guess she wasn’t committed enough – am sure she’ll find it soon though.

I’m glad you’re still going strong. You won’t regret it!


karla October 3, 2011 at 10:16 am

Ive been finally able to give up grains but im having a hard tine with sugar. Doing the whole 30 would be the push i need to get my body to where i want it to be. Thanks for the oppourtunity to win!


Jude October 5, 2011 at 5:27 am

Hey Karla, I hear you on the sweet stuff. I’m positive the Whole30 will sort you out there too. It certainly did for me :)


liz October 4, 2011 at 2:24 am

The Whole30 is the smartest, sexiest thing you can do because it’s a way to jump start a healthy way of eating and living. I went Paleo as part of a challenge at my local box for 6 weeks, then kept it up for a couple of months (going about 90/10 Paleo). I fell off the Paleo-wagon when I went on vacation in Italy – filling up on pasta, gelato, and pizza. For the past few months, I wanted to start eating clean again, but have no motivation. I know I’d feel better physically and mentally, but I seem addicted to carbs and sugar. I’m tired, but not sleeping well, and I wake up with headaches more often so clearly, I have to change what I’m doing! My biggest problem is sugar – even while Paleo, I was eating lots of fruit and dried fruit… I think Whole30 would be the push I need to finally start up again and this time, put 110% into the effort.


Jude October 5, 2011 at 5:28 am

Gooo LIZ!

Motivation can be hard and I know that I often need the structure of a program to get me started. I can relate! And the sugar? Well, I totally hear you on that. Good luck!


Murphy David October 4, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Whole30 has smart, sexy & healthy written all over it! I’ve been trying the “Lead by Example” approach when it comes to convincing my girlfriend to give up the grains & sugars, (any smart man knows that talking to your significant other about their food habits is like juggling flaming knives while blindfolded…) and embracing a more “Paleo” lifestyle. Discovering Tim Ferriss led me to discover Rob Wolf who led me to discover Mark Sisson who led me to discover The Whole30. I’d love to save her the months of research I did and introduce her to the Whole30 lifestyle. She’s convinced she needs grains to poop, I say otherwise! Help me help her to put down the bread and step away from the sugar!! I feel Whole30 is smart, sexy & healthy enough to turn that bagel love into BACON love!!


Jude October 5, 2011 at 5:30 am

Love this!

I have a similar situation with my husband. Total carb-o-vore. Thinks Paleo is a cult. It’s a tough one, but I hope your girlfriend gets on board. Life is better without grains!


Amy Todd October 4, 2011 at 10:55 pm

The Whole30 is the smartest, sexiest thing you can do for your body because it is a way to totally be in control of yourself, and not be a victim to circumstances that surround you and your decision making. It is the most empowering thing one can do. Eating well and feeling great. Sexy. Isn’t is sexy to take control of your life! Not only that it is smart to be solid in your knowledge to teach others and self. I want to share this knowledge with my husband and kids so that they may be the smartest and sexiest they can be (well, not my 13 yo daughter!)
Keep up the great blog! K-Pow!


Jude October 5, 2011 at 5:31 am

Oh KaPOW! Nice one Amy.

I like it a lot :)


Mokona October 4, 2011 at 11:12 pm

The Whole30 is the smartest, sexiest thing you could do for your health because it helps you become a healthier and happier person! Living a happy healthy life, feeling great, and having a better attitude – what isn’t smart and sexy about that?

But like Karla and Liz above me, sugar is my weakness! I work and go to school, so meal planning is one of my other downfalls. I’m always giving in to sweet snacks. I would love to win a copy of the Whole30 guide so I can finally learn how to eat properly, as well as shop and plan my meals correctly. I don’t want this to be just a 30 day challenge, I want this to be what I do for the rest of my life!


Jude October 5, 2011 at 5:32 am

Ahhh Mokona, I totally get the sugar thing. Honestly.

Love your entry and good luck!!!


winni October 5, 2011 at 1:01 am

The whole30 is just what I need to step away from “Paleo” treats and into a strict Paleo regime. I’ve been inspired by your enthusiasm and success on this program, now ready to do it myself!


Jude October 5, 2011 at 5:57 am

Oh lovely! I’m stoked for you, Winni!

It will honestly change your life. For reals.


Sonya October 7, 2011 at 10:40 am

The Whole30 is the smartest, sexiest thing you could do for your health because what’s smarter or sexier than a healthy, happy body?

Four co-workers and myself just completed our first Whole30. We had a blast sharing recipes, encouragement and victories. We have learned that several of us can NEVER have dairy. We’re enjoying the reset Whole30 provided and are continuing with many of the aspects we learned during our 30 days.

We will be doing it again and hope to have additional co-workers jump on board with us!


Jude October 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Oh KaPOW! Nice one. So glad you stopped in! Good luck :)


Rob October 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I’ll reply just to pass the word along as I’ve been all paleo since January and been lending out my Robb Wolf since February, so I’d take another source of knowledge to share.


Jude October 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Thanks Rob! It’s all about spreading the word!


Annika October 7, 2011 at 11:23 pm

The Whole 30 just might be the kick in the ass that I need to stop cheating and get rid of the sugar cravings. I’ve been lacto-paleo for a couple of years, but I’m a terrible cheat and hypocrite. My husband and I have both been having increased joint pain in the past couple of months; maybe going Whole 30 will reduce our inflammation and pain. It’s hard to be sexy when you hurt!


Jude October 8, 2011 at 6:32 am

I gotta tell you, the Whole30 will certainly kick butt on your cravings, and I reckon it’ll probably do wonders for your joint pain too. Good luck!


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