Successful author, speaker, entrepreneur, and innovator, Dallas Hartwig is a coveted influencer in the behavior change industry. Dallas’s passion is making the world better by offering people organized opportunities to make better lifestyle choices, opening new doors to human connection and self-expression. In consulting with individuals and organizations, Dallas offers a unique perspective on where to start with healthy behavior change, gives guidance on how to continually improve, and facilitates both individual independence and meaningful community. In 2009, he co-founded Whole9 and the original Whole30 program. Dallas Hartwig is the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Whole30 and It Starts With Food. He is a functional medicine practitioner, behavior change expert, and health consultant. In his free time, Dallas snowboards, travels for photography, and rides his motorcycles. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his son. We dive into topics like Dallas's unconventional upbringing, having a slower more connected way of living, what, Dallas' big driver was to bring a more connected way of living into the marketplace, getting back to your roots, the societal norm or getting up early, living to work, and keeping your nose to the grindstone, the danger of chronic stress, the connections between stress and food choices, the meaningful sensation of being loved and accepted and how that stabilizes the stress response, how we evolved to be social creatures and what that means for our hard wired tendencies, the difference between real connection and connecting through social media.