When you are starting a new way of eating, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to find the right support. When you are starting something new, you are bound to have questions, hit bumps, and have times when you ask yourself if you can do this. This is all-natural as you make this type of transition, but this is why support is so crucial. The right support will be more than enough to get you through these first 30 days as well as help you on your new lifelong eating path.
But where do you find the right support for you? There are two places where food support is critical for your success. The first place is in your physical life and the second place is in your online life. It’s not uncommon for people to find that they have the best success in their new eating path when they have support from both of these places. Each of these things is equally important, and when you don’t have both, you will greatly hinder your chances of success.
So, where do you find support online? The web is a big place and with popular sites like Instagram and Facebook spouting hundreds, if not thousands, of healthy eating blogs and pages, it can seem impossible to find the right connection for you. You aren’t just looking to follow someone who is also eating whole, you’re looking for someone who is following the same whole food rules that you are following and that is where things can get tricky. When it comes to eating whole foods, you’ll find that different people have different “rules” that they follow. Some people are whole food vegan, and for them, grains are essential but meat is out. Others are strictly paleo, which is similar to your whole in 30 rules but not as strict. For instance, paleo eaters are able to make lots of desserts and sweet treats during their healthy eating transition.
The good news is that finding the right online support can be as easy as a quick trip to Amazon. Do a search of food books and look through samples until you find something that supports the same whole in 30 rules that you are following. When you have found a few books, doing a search in Google with the author’s name usually comes up with a blog filled with recipes, tips, and a community of people who are trying to eat the same way as you. It sounds stupid easy because it is. Once you’re at the blog, you’ll usually get access to Instagram and Facebook pages, YouTube videos, and other easy ways to connect with your new community.
Just like it’s important to find support online, it’s also important to find support offline. This is where things can get a bit difficult. Finding someone who is following the same whole in 30 rules that you are following can be nearly impossible. So when it comes to your offline world, you might be looking for someone who is just following a whole foods or paleo diet without actually following the whole in 30 rules. If you can find someone who is also doing a whole in 30, that would be great, but odds are it’ll be much easier for you to focus your attention on connecting with other clean eaters instead. Even though your off-line support group might be eating a little bit differently than you are, they will still be able to give you tips, and they will still be able to provide you with the physical support that is needed during the first few days and weeks of a healthy eating transition. This is especially true if you’re the only one in your household who is eating this way.
When you’re starting something new, it’s important that you give yourself the best chance for success. Putting the right support system in place could be the difference between success and failure. We need real-world support, someone to talk on the phone with or go to the health food store with, that is where your off-line support system will come in. When you need guidance or have questions regarding your Whole in 30 transition, that is where your online support system comes into play. Both of these support systems work together to give you everything you need for success.
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