Heidi Contreras is a first-generation Mexican-American who has been an advocate of the Whole30 program since 2015.
She started thinking consciously about the food she was putting in her body after she saw the movie Fed Up. About a year later she heard about the Whole30 program from a coworker. Enamored by the concept, she went to the nearest Barnes and Noble, sat down at the coffee shop to read the first 138 pages of The Whole30: The 30‑Day Guide to Total Health and Food, and decided this was exactly what she didn’t know she needed. She remembers thinking it was only 30 days, how hard could it be? Once she completed her first round she was convinced that the Whole30 program was something she was going to carry with her forever.
Some of her favorite things she has learned from the Whole30 program are making her own mayo, drinking her morning coffee with ghee and Nutpods, and always having emergency food in the car.
She’s also actively working on showing her audience, whether it’s her family or Instagram community, that you don’t need to culturally change who you are to maintain a healthier lifestyle. As a Spanish teacher, she takes great pride in her language and culture and loves learning how a cultural dish can significantly represent a group of people.
Besides being a Whole30 Certified Coach, Spanish teacher, wife, and mom, Heidi is passionate about creating a world where first-generation and LatinX students and families have access to resources that will help them live a fulfilling life.