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After four years, four rounds, and a certification in Whole30 coaching, I am an official Whole30 pro. I know what products to buy, the recipes to include on my meal plan, how to grocery shop like a wizard, and when and what to meal prep. But I’m going to tell you something you probably don’t […]


June 17, 2019

Hack Your Whole30 and Get Long Term Results

The Whole30 is a free dietary reset available to anyone who wants it. The rules are available through their website and there are free resources all over the internet, accessible through a quick Google search. Seriously, you just type in “is stevia Whole30 compliant” and you will get an answer in two seconds flat. So, […]


June 10, 2019

Why Pay Money When the Whole30 is Free?

If you’re an Upholder like me, the Whole30 isn’t hard. We stick to the internal and external commitments we’ve made for ourselves fairly easily. But we are not all Upholders– and that’s a good thing! It means that for some of us, the Whole30 presents a huge challenge. Questioners need a really good reason to […]


June 3, 2019

Your Summer Whole30!

Diet. What sorts of feelings does that word bring up for you? For me, it’s STRESS. Calorie counting. Recording intake and stressing out about macros. Restriction. The ultimate tumble back into the candy aisle. And yet I hear that so many of you have been dieting since you were children. I hear that you were […]


May 27, 2019

5 Ways to Heal Your Relationship with Food

I am an expert in expectations. I have a lot of them- for myself, for others. And it’s a problem. The Buddha said “attachment is the root of all suffering.” And let me tell you, we all suffer. Sure, some are survivors of much bigger suffering, but it is universal. We are all going through […]


May 21, 2019

How to Manage Your Expectations in Goal Setting

I don’t know if you can see it, but you’re changing.  You’re trying so hard to eat right or to work out regularly. You throw all your effort behind your goals and head straight into what you think needs fixing.  But then you look at the number on the scale or your reflection in the […]


April 17, 2019

Letting Go as the Ultimate Strategy for Success

I can be really hard on myself. Left to its own devices, my inner critic is harsh, condescending, and mean. I am a perfectionist, have high expectations of myself, and often forget to have fun or to see the joy in the small things. If you’re like me, this blog post is for YOU. I […]


March 25, 2019

5 Small Acts of Self Love

You hate to exercise. It’s hard to start a plan. It’s difficult to continue your plan. You’re too tired. Too busy. Too unmotivated. There are things you’d rather do. Should do. Maybe sometimes you are able to guilt yourself into it because you know you *have* to. It’s sort of like eating vegetables. You don’t […]


March 14, 2019

Stop Believing the Lies: 49 Ways to Start Loving Exercise

The Whole30 has changed thousands of lives, but it often gets a bad rap as just another fad diet, contributing to toxic diet culture. I get that. It’s very easy to take healthy things to an extreme. We live in a culture that encourages us to look a certain way and to weigh a specific […]


March 8, 2019

Why You Shouldn’t Do a Whole30 (and 5 Reasons it’s a Great Idea)

FEBRUARY 28, 2019 / CATALINAWELLNESS You work hard for the money. But you’re probably suffering in some way. You have health issues that you can’t figure out. You don’t feel well. You are dealing with a stressor in your life that’s keeping you down. You know you need to make a lifestyle change, but don’t know where […]


March 5, 2019

Why it’s Time to Hire a Nurse Coach