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    34 Essential Whole30 Staples to Make Life Easier

    What Is Whole30? Welcome to this list of my favorite Whole30 staples! You might be wondering what exactly is Whole30. Whole30 is a 30-day reset that focuses on eating delicious whole foods. Several types of foods are eliminated during the reset, but they are reintroduced after 30 days. The purpose of Whole30 is to reset sugar cravings and unhelpful food habits, and learn what foods might be causing issues for you.  You can find everything you need to know about the Whole30 here – from the rules to shopping lists, recipes, to a calendar. Are you joining the September Whole30? Let me know in the comments! What Do I Need…

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    Day 31. (whole30 updates)

    It’s day 31! Final Whole30 Updates I have so much I want to share about my second round of whole30, but I don’t think it will all fit in one post. There have been non-scale victories, scale victories, habits transformed, and so much less stress when it comes to food. Honestly, though, all of the “results” are still in progress. I finished the 30 days, and have begun the reintroduction process (which will take another 2 weeks). Beyond that is a lifelong process of intuitive eating and food freedom. I guess I’m not sure how to update and share results, because honestly there’s not really a conclusion. At least not…

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    Thoughts on Whole 30 and Preparing for another round

    So back in September 2017, Carl and I did a whole30 challenge. You can read my posts about that here. We learned so much from it and had really great results. At the time, I wanted to continue beyond the 30 days, but it never happened. I got pregnant as a result of that whole30, but miscarried soon after. Since then, I have: been pregnant three more times, miscarried twice, gave birth to our son, dealt with postpartum, hormones, anxiety, a pandemic, learning to parent, balancing work and motherhood and aforementioned pandemic, and finally have become a stay at home mom. And now, more than a year postpartum, I feel…

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    5 Whole30 Regrets

    Hindsight is 20/20, isn’t that what they say? Since doing Whole30 in September (and struggling to start my second round), I’ve realized a few things that I wish I had done differently. So here they are. Meal Prep You know what the worst part of Whole30 was (besides the first week)? All of the cooking and cleaning. It was so much more time consuming than I realized it would be. It’s the middle of November, and I feel like I’m still catching up on dishes! (kidding) But last night I made a whole bunch of cracklin chicken, only for my husband to bring home some dinner. I woke up this…

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    Final Days of Whole30 & DRAMATIC RESULTS

    First thing’s first! Let’s get the last two days of Whole30 out of the way. Day 29 Best Thing I Ate: Meatballs and garden salad. Thoughts: Kinda having some concern about the end of Whole30. We’ve talked about taking a break for one day between this round and next, but I don’t know how to feel about it. I know we’re supposed to do the reintroduction process, but I don’t really feel ready for that. Wondering if a break day is really a big deal since we plan on continuing… Honestly, I think I won’t participate in the break day. I’m paranoid about ruining my progress. Emotionally: Emotions are mostly…

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    Whole30: Week 4

    Day 22 Best Thing I Ate: Pork roast seasoned with compliant BBQ dry rub and Tessemae’s ketchup. Thoughts: It’s party day, and I know we’ll be facing lots of temptations. Kinda worried about staying strong. Emotionally: Happy. Very happy. Physically: Energetic and good. No back pain or diarrhea. Still having some tww symptoms like sore boobs, tired, and noticed more frequent urination. Notable: Hosted a party with a mix of compliant and non-compliant foods and survived! So tempted by chocolate, cheese and crackers, and a cinnamon pecan pound cake…but didn’t give in! Plus our friends enjoyed the compliant eats. Worst Part of the Day: My hair didn’t cooperate, but what…

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    Whole30: Week 3

    Day 15 Best Thing I Ate: Guacamole salad with chorizo. Thoughts: Starting to resent the fact that I’m constantly cooking special foods this week instead of joining our family for dinner. Starting to resent the amount of dishes we have to do and the lack of time we have to do them due to said family. Emotionally: At my worst. Today was filled with tears, anger, and frustration. Really wanting to get back to our normal routine. Physically: Feeling like it’s a lot easier to get out of bed in the mornings. But still haven’t found that ridiculous amount of energy everyone talks about. Also, my boobs have been soooo…

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    Whole30: Week 2

    Well, we are halfway through our Whole30! This week has been filled with a lot more temptations, but it’s gotten a lot easier in other ways, too. So far, I’m really enjoying the way we’ve been eating, and already I want to continue to follow these guidelines from here on out. We’ll see how I feel on Day 30. Day 8 Best Thing I Ate: Coffee with coconut milk. Thoughts: Can’t believe we made it through the first week! We got this. Emotionally: Happy and confident. Physically: This is the stage where bloating was to be expected, but instead I got diarrhea. (So sorry for the TMI, but it’s true.)…

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    Whole30: Week 1

    So, my husband and I started our first Whole30 for the month of September. In the first few days I’ve already learned a lot about myself, and have had quite the experience. So I want to share a bit about each day in case anyone is interested in what to expect while doing Whole30. (If you don’t know what Whole30 is, I highly recommend reading the book “It Starts With Food”, by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. Or check out their website here.) Day 1 Best Thing I Ate: Salad with kale, spinach, avocado vinaigrette, radishes, and plums. (Usually HATE fruit in salad.) Thoughts: What have I done? Starting to realize…