whole30: week 4 (in conclusion)

Am I glad to be done with the Whole30?  Yes. Would I do it again? Probably. As this month-long experiment drew to an end, I was excited that I could once again be able to expand my diet to include things like grains and dairy. However, I have certainly learned those are ideal as accents…

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whole30: week 3

I only have a few days left of this experiment, but the last week has been the most difficult for several reasons. On the negative: To be completely honest, I hadn’t finished reading It Starts with Food when I began my Whole30.  I had read into the concepts behind The Whole30, I (thought) I understood…

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within seven days: week no. 3

Upon the urging of my lovely friend/co-whole30-adventure-buddy, Muriel, I tried sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts this week. Rumor has it, Brussels sprouts are the new Kale.  So basically, that means they won’t taste great, but their nutritional magic is so amazing everyone will ignore their distinct lack of decent flavor. With that in mind, my…

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whole30: week 2

I am now half-way through this Whole30 experiment. So that makes me happy. On the negative: I think my biggest complaint at this point is that I am bored with my food.  I will have to try new recipes these coming weeks, because thoughts of pizza have been filling my mind.  I miss cheese.  According…

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within seven days: week no. 2 (trying new recipes) whole30: week 1

Just after concluding my first week of Whole30, I am feeling good. I am not-wow-this-is-changing-my-life-I-am-perfect-and-have-endless-energy-good, but more of a pleasantly surprised oh-I-can-totally-do-this-good. I was surprised that I didn’t have more intense cravings, headaches or mood swings from my sudden cease of sugar consumption. Perhaps, it was because I have stopped eating sugar before, so I…

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within seven days: week no. 1 (the whole30 introduction)

I am starting off my new year, and first week of something beyond my comfort zone by taking part in The Whole30. No alcohol. No sugar. No dairy. No grains. No legumes. For thirty days. Starting January 1. Yep, to be honest, that sounds pretty much horrible. I have hyperbolically decided to refer to my…

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