Why Am I on the Whole30? (Whole30 Day 9)

Most of the people I interact with everyday know that I'm on Whole30. They know this because they've seen me eat hardboiled eggs and almost vomit them up. Or, they've let me pick the lunch restaurant because there are only a handful of places that I can eat at. (I'm forever bitter that Cafe Rio … Continue reading Why Am I on the Whole30? (Whole30 Day 9)

The Restaurants Strike Back (Whole30 Day 8)

Since being on the Whole30, I've been pretty restaurant free. That's about to change this week. I'm looking at possibly three meals in a restaurant this week. After reading numerous articles, (including my favorite) here's what I need to do: The Restaurant Rules Plan ahead. Make sure that I can actually find something to eat … Continue reading The Restaurants Strike Back (Whole30 Day 8)

The Bible and Whole30 (Whole 30 Day 7)

Ok, the Bible doesn't really say anything about a diet that was invented in the 21st century. However, the Bible has a lot to say about food. So, here are a few Bible verses on food to get me through the next week. Proverbs 15:17 A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than … Continue reading The Bible and Whole30 (Whole 30 Day 7)

A Whole New Frame of Mind (Whole30 Day 6)

I'm realizing that the Whole30 is all about your perspective. You can focus on everything you are missing out on. I know, I've been there. You can focus on all the countless menu items you can't have at your favorite restaurant. In fact, there may be no point in going to your favorite restaurant while you … Continue reading A Whole New Frame of Mind (Whole30 Day 6)

Reflections on Real Hunger (Whole30 Day 5)

About this time last year I was in Haiti. Haiti is both a beautiful country and a sad country. Haiti has wonderful people, and very little infrastructure. Haiti has wonderful young people who want to make a difference in their community. But Haiti also has many corrupt people who aren't really interested in helping their countrymen. … Continue reading Reflections on Real Hunger (Whole30 Day 5)

Parsley: God’s Altoids (Whole30 Day 4)

I'm not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way I became addicted to Altoids. I don't like the normal Altoids, but only the Peppermint Altoids smalls. They are the most perfect mint ever created. They are all mint and no sweetness. And I guess I use them all the time. Sorbitol and Sucralose … Continue reading Parsley: God’s Altoids (Whole30 Day 4)

A Sugar-Free Day at Starbucks (Whole30 Day 3)

I eat out a lot. When you can't have grains, sugar, or dairy eating out becomes really challenging. I didn't even try the first two days of the Whole30. But this afternoon, I just needed a little bit of something, so I headed to Starbucks. The Other Side of Starbucks Typically, an afternoon Starbucks run … Continue reading A Sugar-Free Day at Starbucks (Whole30 Day 3)