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Whole30, Day 10: The hardest thing I have ever done

Whole30, Day 10: The hardest thing I have ever done

In the Whole30 official rules, there’s this paragraph that’s become kind of infamous. This is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Birthing a baby is hard. Losing a parent is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. […]

The Whole30 truths no one tells you about

The Whole30 truths no one tells you about

It’s time for some real talk. When you begin to research Whole30, the whole thing seems so glamorous. The shiny hardcover cookbooks, the testimonials about how the Whole30 “will truly change your life,” the cooking blogs with professional photos of “paleo-tasty” recipes (how do these women manage […]

Whole30, Day 9: Crock Pots are your friend

Whole30, Day 9: Crock Pots are your friend

My grandmother raised nine children, started her first real job in her 40s, survived the loss of her husband and recently underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery. I just found out she did all that without a Crock Pot or a microwave, and my respect for […]

Whole30, Day 6: OMG I’m a whale

Whole30, Day 6: OMG I’m a whale

So, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news: Tonight I threw together a delicious and Whole30-compliant dinner without a recipe or anything! The bad news: I am a whale. Remember that Whole30 timeline that basically explains how awful you’re going […]

Whole30, Day 5: My boyfriend ate cauliflower rice and didn’t hate it.

Whole30, Day 5: My boyfriend ate cauliflower rice and didn’t hate it.

So, this happened: I am now one of those people who eats carrot chips and homemade guac while reading the Whole30 book. I am as concerned about this as you are. Look for an upcoming post, “How Not to Be a Jerk on Whole30.” But […]

Whole30, Day 4: Farmers’ Market therapy

Whole30, Day 4: Farmers’ Market therapy

New advice for anyone struggling with Whole30: Get yourself to a Farmers’ Market, ASAP. There’s just something about them. Some of the things I love: The many different types of farmers: Where else do you find lifetime Kansans setting up shop next to recent immigrants, and […]

Whole30: Day 3 (AKA, The Hangover)

Whole30: Day 3 (AKA, The Hangover)

Today I discovered this post on Whole30.com, and it is giving me a lot of anxiety/hope. (What, you don’t experience those two things together?) Apparently, days 2-3 of the Whole30 are lovingly referred to as The Hangover. That’s because your body starts rejecting all the […]

Whole30, Day 2: Yep, this is still hard

Whole30, Day 2: Yep, this is still hard

Here’s what I’ve learned about Whole30 so far: If you’re not cooking regularly, it kinda blows. Listen, you can make SUCH great food that is Whole30-compliant. I know this because my co-worker let me borrow her Whole30 cookbook today to take blurry cell phone photos […]

Whole30, Day 1: Self-inflicted destruction

Whole30, Day 1: Self-inflicted destruction

Day 1 update: OMFG THIS IS HARD. To be fair, I made it infinitely more painful by not being prepared when the day came. This morning I woke up with literally NO Whole30-approved food. Needless to say, the first few hours of the day were […]

Great news!

Great news!

Thank you sweet baby Jesus… Jen Lancaster is ALSO doing the Whole30 this month! Tomorrow, #Whole30. Today, WHOLE LOAVES OF BREAD. — jen lancaster (@altgeldshrugged) July 31, 2017 I can’t eat mac and cheese, I can at least read Jen’s snarky take on the whole […]