Online Resources for Change- Paleo/Whole 30

19 Mar

Healthy Living Blogs is challenging bloggers to write a blog post with a theme of ‘Online Resources for Change’. Recently, I have been trying to adopt a Paleo lifestyle after reading the book It Starts with Food which advocates a diet style similar to Paleo called Whole 30 (no grains, no sugar or substitutes, no dairy, no legumes).


I thought I’d share some of the online resources I’ve been using to transition to this type of diet in case you’re interested in what it has to offer. I have been following this for a little over a month (with a few cheats here and there (because life happens) and I am pleased with results. Results I’ve experienced include better energy, a reduced urge to snack and diminished sugar and carb cravings.

So if you’re looking for a change in your diet, want to slim down or improve your performance at the gym; or are just plain sick of feeling tired and worn out all the time I encourage you to give this diet a shot! Take it a day at a time and see if it works for you.

We’re all resistant to change sometimes and upon reading the list of things you ‘can’t’ have you may say things like “Well I could never give up________”. You are capable of doing whatever you want to do as long as you’re committed. A couple of years ago I used to say “I could never give up pasta”, and now I don’t remember the last time I ate regular pasta. Trying to make something a habit takes time, and undoubtedly you will run into challenges. So what?? Every day is a new day! You are only as strong as you allow yourself to be.

It’s easy to get sucked into the internet and all the resources available, but if you’re really interested in researching Paleo or Whole 30, here are some of the good ones I’ve found over the last month:

Whole 30 official website

Whole 30 forum- get support from other members

The Clothes Make the Girl (author of Well Fed)

Nomnom Paleo

Chowstalker <<< Awesome website of a collection of recipes from all different blogs

Paleomg <<< awesome blog!


Mark’s Daily Apple

Here are some recipes I’ve tried in the last month that were stellar:

Everyday Paleo Curried Chicken and Parsnips with Pears

Paleo Chicken Pot Pie with almond crust <<< SO GOOD

Plantain Lasagna


Paleo Shepard’s Pie (I used a couple of different recipes and made it my own but this is where I got the idea)

shepard's pie

Happy researching! I’d love to hear about others’ experiences with Paleo or Whole 30.

Do you think you could do it?  What foods on the ‘no’ list make you most hesitant to try it and why?


8 Responses to “Online Resources for Change- Paleo/Whole 30”

  1. Jade March 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    I just finished my whole 30 yesterday. Loved it, not planning to change much now.

  2. Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving March 19, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    Thanks so much for including me in your round up and I’m so glad the Chicken pot pie worked for you 🙂 It’s one of my favorite comfort foods.

  3. Kelli Tomlinson March 20, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award!

  4. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen March 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    I don’t think I could do it because I don’t think I can give up dairy! Cheese is just too good!

    • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes March 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

      Dairy’s actually one of the easiest things to give up for me. I love greek yogurt and everything….but it’s nice not having to spend the money on it! I don’t miss cheese as much as I thought I would.

  5. mlh7700 March 27, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    Thanks for the resources! I’m just starting down the path to Paleo, trying to plan and get a staple of recipes to use to get started. I’m not 100% paleo yet (still with the dairy) but have incorporated some things I’ve learned about so far. Easing into it seems to work for me, and now I have more resources to check into. Saw your blog on the HLB link up!

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