My mom has always been a super healthy person. She's a water bottle toting, vegetable snacking, home-made granola kind of lady, someone who gave up wheat and most dairy before it was hipster approved. She hates MSG and high fructose corn syrup, and switched to glass only containers way back when I was in grade school (apparently she was born with a sixth sense about harmful BPAs). She even owns an original copy of The Juiceman's Power of Juicing, which she bought with a juicer when it first came out in...1992. When dinosaurs roamed the earth.
As my slow evolution of one day becoming my mother picks up speed, I've been transitioning my eating habits to follow hers more and more. I gave up most dairy more than a year ago (besides the occasional froyo binge), and wheat too as I was suffering from some not so excellent health issues. Really it's been more of a 70/30 experience, as my "wheat cheat Sundays" have often times rolled into the week. Resulting in a horrible evening of stomach pains and after effects. Like a hangover...when will we learn?!
To jump start my final transition into eating healthy
all most of the time (more of a 90/10 ration is what I'm aiming for), I've decided to enter the world of the Whole30 challenge. 30 days of veggies, lean meat, fish, eggs, seeds, the occasional fruit and sweet potato. I'll be staying away from all grains, legumes, sugars, dairy and alcohol. Thankfully coffee is still allowed. And avocados. Bring on the avocados!
I'm pulling inspiration from bloggers like Jessica of What I Wore, and recipes from awesome food blogs like Nom Nom Paleo, Freckled Foodie, Everyday Paleo, and ChowStalker.
Have you tried any kind of healthy food restart program? Anyone gone caveman and started the paleo diet? I'd love to hear some tips!
*Photos from my May trip back home to Seattle. Pike Place Market is an absolute dream.