My Five Whole30 Success Tips and Tools

Today I am sharing my five Whole30 Success Tips and Tools with you. I completed my first Whole30 Challenge back in 2016 and now I have incorporated Whole30 habits into my daily life.

My husband is also doing it with me this time and even mentioned, it’s not hard to follow the plan because we are basically eating all the foods we like and would normally eat but the preparation of meals and menu planning is what is the most difficult. There is no such thing as throwing a sandwich together and grabbing a bag of chips for lunch.


Below are five Whole30 success tips and tools that have helped me stay on track with the plan. This post does contain affiliate links because I am sharing where to find these tools to help you be successful with your Whole30 diet journey.  You can read my disclosure here.

#1 Whole30 Success Tips and Tools

Read the Book, Visit the Website Often and Get Organized

Read the Whole30 book weeks in advance of your start date and study up on the rules. Go to the Whole30 website and read some more. Make sure you check out the article about label reading and download the Whole30 shopping list. Get smart on the common hidden  additives and sneaky sugars too.


#2 Whole30 Success Tips and Tools

Sugar Free Dressings and Condiments

Almost EVERYTHING contains sugar and this was something I learned the hard way during my first round of the Whole30 Challenge. Ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce and salad dressing are loaded with sugar and after day two I was completely sick of vinegar and oil dressing. I can’t even tell you how much time I wasted scouring the aisles of 5 different grocery stores before I discovered Tessemae’s whole line of condiments and dressing. I literally did a happy dance the day my order arrived and it was worth every penny. Trust me on his one.


#3 Whole30 Success Tips and Tools

Programmable Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

Menu planning, food prepping and cooking is going to be a huge part of your Whole30 success and a programmable slow cooker  or an Instant Pot is going to save you some time in the kitchen. At least once a week I make cauliflower fried rice, roasted chicken or green pepper soup and  and I take the leftovers to work for lunch. {It’s not beneath me to eat salmon patties for breakfast. }



#4 Whole30 Success Tips and Tools

Totally Bamboo Knife

Recently a friend gave me this Totally Bamboo Knife which prevents your cut lettuce from turning brown and it lasts longer. I prepare a huge bowl of salad at least twice a week and fill it up with a variety of veggies because I literally eat salad once per day. I change it up based upon the type of protein I add to my salad and which dressing I use. Some days I have taco salad with Zesty Ranch dressing, or roasted chicken salad with Cracked Pepper dressing, or salmon salad with Lemon Garlic dressing.


#5 Whole3o Success Tips and Tools

Cashews, Almonds and Larabars

There will  come a time where you don’t have compliant food within reach and you are so hungry you won’t care about cheating. I always keep Whole30 compliant snacks in my purse for those emergency situations. Larabars are my favorite afternoon snack because there is a variety of flavors and I almost feel like I am cheating because they taste so good. Coconut Crème Pie is my favorite flavor with Pecan Pie coming in a close second.

5-whole30-success-tips and tools-coconut-creme-pie-larabarsI hope these Whole30 success tips and tools are helpful to you. If you are ever participating in the Whole30 challenge drop me a comment below and let me know how you are doing.

5 Whole30 success tips and tools to help you stay on track with your journey to being healthy.


  1. debbie says:

    I bought the book because of your post last Spring but I couldn’t seem to do it. I have had such success with low carb, high protein and since I am gluten free I don’t have much problems usually. I don’t know what the issue was HOWEVER….I did not know about sugar free dressings and the coconut snack. The knife looks amazing and I love slow cookers…don’t have a programable though. Thanks for sharing and joining Tada

    • Denise Bryant says:

      Debbie….it is hard but once you get past the first week it’s all good. I say….as long as you took away something healthy from your experience it was a good thing. You can always try a few things at a time rather than everything at once. 🙂

  2. Fiona says:

    It sounds interesting. I will see if I can get the book here to have a look at it. I knew about the dressings but haven’t herd of that brand. Being Spring here now would be a good time to try. Thanks sharing.

    • Denise Bryant says:

      You can order the book online but make sure you check out the website too…so much information. Let me know if you start the Whole30….the first few days are the hardest…after that smooth sailing and you will feel so much better too.

  3. wendy robbins says:

    Hi Denise, I’m enjoying your blog. I’m also learning to cook and eat with whole foods! BTW, thank you for highlighting my Tiny Paper Pumpkins post in a recent link party. Thanks!!

    • Denise Bryant says:

      Hi Wendy…thanks for stopping by and thanks for sharing your tiny paper pumpkins with Waste Not Wednesday…they are adorable.

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