A 15-Minute Summary & Analysis of Melissa and Dallas Hartwig's It Starts with Food

  • by Instaread
  • Narrated by Jason P. Hilton
  • 0 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Please Note: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.
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Summary of entire book
Introduction to the important people in the book
Key Takeaways and Analysis of Key Takeaways
Preview of this Instaread summary: Co-authors Melissa Hartwig and her husband Dallas Hartwig have backgrounds in nutrition and physical therapy. They have used information gleaned from their own clinical practices and from studying medical research to design an eating program that will improve participants' energy levels, help them lose weight, and make improvements in their overall general health. Their book, It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways, describes their program, the Whole30, and the theories and observations on food and health that led to its creation.
The Hartwig's program, the Whole30, is designed to instigate lifelong change. The centerpiece of the Whole30 lasts only 30 days. This is a 30-day elimination phase during which participants must eliminate all unhealthy foods from their diet and eat only healthy foods. After elimination, participants then slowly reintroduce various food groups into their diet during the reintroduction phase...


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Glad I listened before I bought the book

This was a very helpful summary of the book and allowed me to decide whether to purchase the full book. The major ideas and themes are well summarized and I feel I have a good grasp of the main points.

The performance, however, was so distractingly bad! I had to keep rewinding to make sure I really heard what I just heard! The following words were routinely mispronounced:
Legumes (le-zhumes instead of lay-goomes and, no, this is not an acceptable alternate pronunciation)
Paleolithic and Paleo (plah-lee-oh or pah-lee-oh instead of pay-lee-oh-lithic)
Et cetera (did I really just hear him say "ex-cetera?")

At one point the writer used the word "exultations" when he/she meant "exhortations."

Despite these few amateurish mistakes (did anyone do any research on how to pronounce these things?!), it served its purpose and was a helpful summary.

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- Laurie Ellington

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-19-2015
  • Publisher: Instaread