Thoughts from a 20-something stumbling through adulthood

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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 […]

Don’t be too hard on yourself (or, that time I set my oven on fire)

Don’t be too hard on yourself (or, that time I set my oven on fire)

If you know me at all, you know my cooking history is peppered with mishaps. There was the time I tried to make chicken pasta and ended up getting second degree burns on my boob area… There was the time I put frozen chicken in […]

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 […]

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, 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 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 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 […]