Snow Dome and whole 30 challenge

My mom read my blog the other day about the snow and sent a picture of their house.

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It’s so pretty in the snow! Perhaps someday it will also be a museum.

So I’ve decided to do something pretty crazy for my diet. I’ve decided to do the Whole 30 Challenge starting on Sunday or Monday (google it if you like). Basically it’s a ridiculous elimination diet- no grains, sugar, legumes, or dairy for 30 days. Why? Well, I thought it would be a great personal challenge, first off. I also wanted to do something drastic to shake some bad food and drink habits that I’ve gotten myself into, and then lastly, I thought, well, honestly, I’ve always had some digestive issues with dairy. After the 30 days you are to gradually add things back in, and I’m guessing that having 30 days without dairy will open my eyes to some issues. I’ll let you guys know how it’s going. I expect to be fairly cranky, but I think I’ll manage well, and hopefully come out on the other end, stronger and lighter. I figure I can do anything for 30 days.

Diet is a weird thing, isn’t it? It seems like every week some study comes out contradicting a previous study on how to eat, and if you try to follow everything it will just drive you crazy. The best thing, I think, is to figure out what works best for you, to make you feel at your best while living a balanced life, not thinking about food all the time, and enjoying life to the fullest and healthiest. I honestly feel pretty healthy right now, and I eat a lot of vegetables generally, so I’m looking forward to the challenge, and wonder how it will affect me.

Without challenging ourselves, we don’t grow, do we?

3 thoughts on “Snow Dome and whole 30 challenge”

  1. Good Luck on Whole30! I’ve been eating Paleo for over a year now and although I haven’t done the actual Whole30 plan, I really do feel that Paleo has been a great change in my lifestyle! I look forward to reading about how you like it!
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    1. Thanks for reading! I don’t plan to eat “Paleo” after the whole 30, but I’m curious to see how I feel eliminating dairy from my diet, like I’d said. I am simply considering this a “jump-start” and trying something a little different.

  2. Cutting dairy has made the biggest difference for me. I thought I would miss ice cream, but surprisingly I don’t. I used to eat a loooot of ice cream…

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