Thoughts from a 20-something stumbling through adulthood

Tag: Nutrition

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 […]

9 ways to feel better that aren’t food 

9 ways to feel better that aren’t food 

Think about the last time you indulged (or over-indulged) on food or drink.  Really think about it.  Were you doing it because you were happy or sad? To celebrate or commiserate? Had you had a bad day at work, or maybe an uncomfortable conversation with […]

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 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 […]

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. […]