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Whole30, Day 30: What I’ve learned

Whole30, Day 30: What I’ve learned

You guys. I MADE IT. Tomorrow I can eat WHATEVER I want. Booze, pasta, office donuts, coffee creamer – I can enjoy them all! Except… I don’t want to! After seeing all the positive changes that clean eating has made in my life, I’m not […]

Whole30, Day 26: I drank beer, and it’s okay. 

Whole30, Day 26: I drank beer, and it’s okay. 

I have some bad news. I ate pizza. And drank beer.  I know, I know. Why throw away 24 days of clean eating for one piece of pizza? (Okay, three pieces.) I’ll be honest: I wish I hadn’t eaten the pizza. But I don’t regret […]

3 things that have NOT changed after 3 weeks of Whole30

3 things that have NOT changed after 3 weeks of Whole30

Yesterday we talked about some of the positive changes I’ve noticed since hitting week three of my Whole30. Today will be slightly less inspiring. Because even though I feel great about my Whole30 commitment thus far, it’s still a huge challenge. Some days I wake […]

3 big changes after 3 weeks of Whole30

3 big changes after 3 weeks of Whole30

Is there a word that means proud/shocked/really craving cheese? Because that’s exactly where I’m at after three weeks on Whole30. I wouldn’t say I’ve experienced that Tiger Blood just yet, but I am solidly feeling the Tiger Cub Blood (like Tiger Blood, but with occasional tantrums […]

Whole30, Day 19: Stir fry saved me

Whole30, Day 19: Stir fry saved me

I woke up this morning with a strange feeling. At first, I couldn’t put my finger on it. But then I realized what it was. I wanted pancakes. Like REALLY bad. Which is odd, because I swear to you, I don’t even like sweets. Give […]

Whole30 and your people

Whole30 and your people

My boyfriend is the best. When I first told him I was attempting a Whole30, he was immediately supportive, offering to cook approved meals, try my Whole30 concoctions, and even help me stay on track when I want to quit. That being said, I have […]

Whole30, Day 18: Can clean eating make you sad?

Whole30, Day 18: Can clean eating make you sad?

I am officially past the Whole30 halfway point, and have some unfortunate news.  This is actually getting harder.  For the first two weeks, I was so gung-ho about my new eating habits. There were some close calls, to be sure (see this post about a […]

Whole30, Day 17: I made up a recipe and nothing bad happened

Whole30, Day 17: I made up a recipe and nothing bad happened

So I have some wonderful news. For the first time in my young life, I took what I had in the kitchen, threw it in a CrockPot, and nothing bad happened.  Please don’t laugh. Some of us are VERY cooking challenged.  Last night I got […]

Whole30, Day 15: Eating out for the first time

Whole30, Day 15: Eating out for the first time

When I first started Whole30, I had basically resigned myself to avoiding restaurants for the duration. I didn’t want to be one of those women asking the poor teenage waiter about everything that went into the salad dressing.  But then I got this text.  This […]

Thoughts on a “perfect” Whole30

Thoughts on a “perfect” Whole30

I have a confession to make: I’m not going to have a perfect Whole30. In fact, I haven’t even tried. Before I decided to take the plunge, I told my therapist I was skeptical about the fact that Whole30 doesn’t allow hummus or edamame, since […]