My January Whole 30

 Posted by on 1 January 2014 at 9:00 am  Food, Health
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As y’all know, I’ve eaten a paleo diet since mid-2008. As a result, I’m no longer beholden to sugar, my weight is stable, and I don’t suffer from migraines or sciatica any longer.

However, I’ve gotten a bit lax lately, particularly about sugar. So I’ve decided to do a reset by doing a Whole30 in January. I’ll eat nothing but “real food — meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts, and seeds.” I’ll eat not the slightest hint of grains, sugar, no alcohol, dairy, legumes, white potatoes, preservatives, or paleofied desserts. Also, I won’t take any body measurements — although I gave up on that some months ago for the sake of my own mental health.

To keep myself honest, Greg and Tammy Perkins will be my accountabilibuddies: I’ll pay them $5 every time I stray intentionally or negligently from the Whole30. I’ve hacked my diet enough — including with a much more strict elimination diet — that I don’t require such incentives … usually. However, I’ll be travelling quite a bit in January, so I want some extra incentives not to cheat.

If you want to start your own Whole30, you can start today or tomorrow and still wrap it up by the end of January. If you don’t have an accountabilibuddy handy, you’re more than welcome to use Philosophy in Action’s Tip Jar!

If you want to know more, check out It Starts with Food in hardback or kindle.

Update: NOMNOMNOM! Here’s breakfast:

That’s chicken and apple sausage, plus two fried eggs in coconut oil. (Hooray “diet” food!) I’m drinking chocolate-raspberry tea, which is raspberry tea with a spoonful of cocoa powder.

  • Jen

    That looks yummy… Where can I get that chocolate-raspberry tea you speak of?

    • Diana Hsieh

      Any grocery store will have raspberry tea, and you just need to add a spoonful of pure cocoa powder. Also yummy: ginger or peach tea with a spoonful of the solid portion of coconut milk.

      • Jen


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