September has so much in common with January, doesn't it? Feels like a fresh page. Feels like a good time for a reset in a lot of areas, but especially in the eating arena for Matt and I. So we're doing another Whole 30, God help us. The busier and more socially active you are, the harder these things become - there's always a church lunch, or birthday party, or cookout to tempt you.
At least it's soup season! I could eat soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I adapted this recipe to make it Whole 30 compliant, and it is a life saver.
Other life savers this week: watermelon, plantains and the occasional Lara Bar. Bless you, you old Lara Bar. Life would be very sad without you.
So why do such a strict diet? I love the Whole 30 plan for healing me of a lot of inflammatory issues back in 2013. It was the first time I had ever tried a programmed "diet"just to heal health issues and not to lose weight. Not only did my body get better, but I had more energy than I had ever had since having children and dropped to my lowest weight since getting married - all without counting calories or carbs or measuring portion sizes or feeling hungry. It changed my whole attitude about food forever. I highly recommend the book "It Starts With Food" by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, if nothing more than to learn more about the powerful effects inflammation can have on every aspect of your health.
You can read my posts about our previous Whole 30 HERE.
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