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About Me

Christine is a mother of two active teenaged boys, wife to a busy husband, fitness instructor, and a full-time school administrator.  So, Christine can relate to the daily challenges of managing household and eating healthy!

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What is Whole30?

The Whole30 is an approach to eating that is designed to reset your health.  By eliminating certain foods groups that could be having a negative impact on your body, you restore your energy, mind and body.

For 30 days, you eliminate these food groups. In doing so, you allow your body to heal and recover from the negative ailments that these foods have been causing.

 

What's Out?

  • Added sugar, real or artificial
  • Alcohol
  • Grains, even whole grains
  • Legumes
  • Dairy
  • Tracking your weight or measurements

 

What's In?

Delicious, satisfying, tasty, unprocessed foods at every meal, every day.

 

It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Quitting heroin is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard.
— ~Melissa & Dallas Hartwig, co-authors of The Whole30

I won’t expect this will be easy for you, it was not easy for me, but it is worth it.  

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January 2019

Before I started Whole 30, I knew I needed a change. I was feeling my age (50+); stiff and achey in the morning; low-energy throughout the day (and zero energy after dinner); eating without a plan (too much sugar!) and carrying too much weight. I was not enjoying life as much as I had in the past and felt overwhelmed--"is this how my life is going to be now?"


Knowing a little about Christine's journey to healthy eating and fitness sparked my interest. I attended her information session to learn the basics of Whole 30 and how she would support me as a coach. I also got some great samples (love that Primal Kitchen Avocado salad dressing!), shopping lists and recipes. I felt empowered to begin!


For me, the 30 days went by quickly. The key was planning and staying motivated. Christine's daily emails were my touchstone for encouragement, easy delicious recipes, and tips on how to manage each day and week throughout the program. She also made sure to check in to see if I had questions or issues, and helped me plan for potential challenges (i.e. "how can I stay Whole 30 compliant when I am skiing for the weekend, or travelling for work?")


Whole 30 not only changed the way I eat, it's changed the way I think about, shop for and prepare food. I have so much more energy, no aches and pains, no inflammation, and my clothes fit better. I still primarily follow Whole 30 and have introduced some non-compliant food here and there. I honestly feel 10 years younger! Thank you Christine for helping me make this positive change!

- E.K