Seasons Greetings! The Whole Living offices are closed until January 3, but we know that you may have questions about the upcoming Whole Living Action Plan in the days leading up to the new year. We'll be checking in often, but if you have a specific question, posting it here will help us find it and also find the answer for you.
Before that, though, please refer to this list of frequently asked questions. Hopefully this can help you as well.
Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!
Where do I access the plan?
http://wholeliving.com/action-plan-2011. (Starting Jan 3 we will switch it officially to /action-plan)
How should I prepare?
You should officially start prepping for the Plan on January 1, but you can also get started or get familiar with the plan even earlier. Use these two galleries as a guide:
What should I buy?
If you plan to make all of the recipes featured in the daily Action Plan galleries (one per day), you can use this shopping list as your guide. But remember that this only makes ONE meal a day, so you’ll need to supplement it with anything else you plan to eat. You can click the “print” icon above the article for a cleaner version to take to the store.
What else can I eat?
Use the detox do’s and don’t list below to help you with guidelines for the first two weeks. You can also refer to our week 1 and week 2 recipe galleries for more options. And check back in on January 3, where naturopathic physician Brooke Kalanick will be in our forum answering questions about the detox.
Where is the “full nutrition info” mentioned for the recipes in the Jan issue?
We didn't have room to fit all of the regular nutrition info for hte recipes featured in the current issue. You can find all of those numbers here:
Can anyone blog? How can I start?
Click on the “Member Blogs” tab in the top navigation on our community page. If you are signed in, there will be a prompt in the top left of the page to “Add a Blog Post.” It’s that simple!
Can I print the workouts?
Yes: There is a link for each week’s workout at the end of each fitness photogallery. You can also download and print all of the fitness routines from this article: http://www.wholeliving.com/article/printable-fitness-plans
How does the newsletter work?
In the Action Plan center (http://wholeliving.com/action-plan-2011) there is a newsletter signup module at the top right of the page. Type your email address in the box and you will begin receiving your “daily challenge” emails the next morning. Newsletters are sent at or around 7 a.m. every morning with your daily assignments. If you sign up BEFORE the 28-day challenge starts, you will start receiving 2010’s challenges. If you sign up anytime AFTER the 28-day challenge starts, you will NOT start from Day 1 of the program. You will start with whatever day the rest of us are on, so you can follow along with the community.
Is my profile / blogs / discussions public or private?
You can choose to make your profile and your blogs as public or as private as you’d like. Go to your “settings” page (top right box of the community once you are signed in) to control who can see your blogs and your profile information. All discussion board postings are always public. (Because, after all, they’re for discussion!)
Is there a suggested menu to follow for the 28 day plan?
It appears the 'menu'/shopping list is for one of the six meals per day. I am concerned with knowing how to mix/match meals/smoothies/snacks/etc to not over or under eat.
I would also love to have a menu plan for all the meals. Like Svend I am also concerned with mixing and matching as not to overeat.
Hi. This is my first time doing following a program like this. I have question I thought I saw asked in another string somewhere, but I didn't see a response. Is this only for women? My husband and I would like to do this together. He was recently put on blood pressure medication and this has given us a bit of a scare about our eating and excercising habits as a family. We would both like to get on track.
Christine, I was able to find the snack suggestions from last year. The link is below...
I printed out the shopping list and the both menu ideas - the lunch and the drinks. However the meals don't line up with the shopping list?!?!?!
For example it lists Pomegranate juice but I don't see a recipe that uses just the juice.
Also the Quinoa Salad is listed in the menu but the ingredients are not in the shopping list.
Really now, I don't think Martha Stewart would be this disorganized. It took me quite a while to sit down and compare menus to shopping list and I still haven't figured it all out.
Like the Avocado with Lime juice - is that a snack? lunch? dinner? maybe breakfast?
Thanks and Hugs!!!
Hi and happy New Year!! I am very interested in trying the challenge, but am allergic to legumes, peas, chickpeas and peanuts...and am sensitive to sesame seeds, and cannot do tahini, are there other ways to prepare the meals or substitution suggestions? Thanks.
There seems to be a lot of confusion around planning a menu for the first week. I was able to find the link to the menus from last year so I am hoping that will help some people out. I know I have spent a lot of time trying to plan this out so that it is a sucess.