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Whole30 2014: Week 3 Food Plan

If you’re heading into Week 3 of your Whole30®, congratulations to you! I hope you’re feeling awesome and eating lots of great food. If you missed them, here are my Week 1 and Week 2 Food Plans. You’ll find similarities between the two — that’s because eating during the Whole30 does not need to be complicated to be delicious. In fact, here’s a post dedicated to crazy-good... read more

Whole30 2014: Week 1 Meal Plan

I really don’t understand meal plans. I mean, conceptually, I get it. When you’re starting a new eating plan, an expert tells you exactly what to eat and when to make it a little easier. But practically speaking, it makes no sense to me. WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO EAT SALMON ON MONDAY?! However, I understand the desire to have a more concrete plan than “eat clean food,”... read more

30 Reasons To Whole30 (Updated!)

This is a “vintage” post that’s been updated to support all the people starting a Whole30® on January 1 — be sure to read through to the resources at the end! If you have no idea what I mean when I say “Whole30,” head on over here for all the details. Over the last four years or so, I’ve done a handful of Whole30 re-sets, and everyone of them has (a) been different... read more

Here I Go Again

This song is stuck in my head, so now it must be stuck in yours. You might want to enjoy it while you read this blog post. You’re welcome. Yesterday was my first appointment with Dr. Amy Myers at Austin UltraHealth to try to find the answers to my on-going health-related challenges. I’m mostly healthy, I think, but still not feeling like a superhero (physically or mentally) and my blood... read more

Whole30: Week 1 Food Plan

I really don’t understand meal plans. I mean, conceptually, I get it. When you’re starting a new eating plan, an expert tells you exactly what to eat and when to make it a little easier. But practically speaking, it makes no sense to me. WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO EAT SALMON ON MONDAY?! However, I understand the desire to have a more concrete plan than “eat clean food,”... read more

30 Reasons To Whole30 (Revisit)

This is a “vintage” post, but with a sort-of official Whole30 starting on August 1, I thought I’d share this with you again. If you have no idea what I mean when I say “Whole30,” head on over here for all the details. Over the last 4 years or so, I’ve done a handful of Whole30 re-sets, and everyone of them has (a) been different from the others and (b) incredibly... read more

Back In The Kitchen

Oh, friends! I noshed my way through Central Europe! There wasn’t a piece of Slovenian cake, a slice of homemade bread, a plate of ćevapčići, a glass of Czech beer, or a carafe of Croatian wine to which I said no. It was glorious, and I enjoyed every non-paleo bite. Now that I’m back at home, I’m on my fourth day of a Whole30... read more

What’s Cooking Today

I’m on Day 6 of my Whole30, and it’s Weekly Cookup Day! I’m not sharing my food log this time for two reasons: 1. Breakfast and lunch are remarkably similar to what I ate in October. I shared every morsel that passed my lips during my last Whole30, and I’m eating just about the same things this time around: warm, comforting veggie soup (cauliflower or zucchini or sweet potato) for... read more

30 Reasons To Do A Whole30

“Oh, my!” and “Yay!”… I’m in for another Whole30! (Not familiar with the Whole30? Get the whole scoop here, then come on back and read on…) Over the last 4 years or so, I’ve done a handful of Whole30 re-sets, and everyone of them has (a) been different from the others and (b) incredibly eye-opening and helpful in some way. Sometimes I take on the Whole30... read more

My Autoimmune Protocol Experiment

During the month of October, I followed a strict Whole30 and a very stringent autoimmune protocol. I was curious to see if there was some underlying autoimmune business causing inflammation in my body and limiting my ability to lose body fat — or if my stubborn fat is the result of  (a) the adrenal fatigue I’ve been working on for about a year and (b) having had my thyroid removed in November... read more

Whole30 + Autoimmune Wrap-Up

From October 2 through October 31, 2012, I documented my Whole30 and autoimmune protocol, including the when, what, where, and how much of my sleep, activity, food, and mood. Although I follow the Whole30 guidelines 90% of the time anyway, I went all-in for 30 days to give my body a chance to stabilize after enduring adrenal burnout and a thyroid medication experiment. As Melissa and Dallas of Whole9Life... read more

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