Cheers! Today marks two week into my Whole30. Yes, I am still rocking and rolling along. I stopped the everyday updates. The days started running together and there wasn’t much to update daily. So here I am. I do have a few tips and tricks I have learned along the way to make things go a bit more smooth during this journey. Continue reading
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Day three in the books and I am rearing and ready to rock! My Whole 30 is going swell so far (if you can’t tell). I surprisingly haven’t really been feeling the effects of the Whole 30 timeline (knock on wood). I am not complaining though! Here are some things I have noticed so far: Continue reading
Happy day two of the Whole 30! Holy sleep cycles! This is my biggest non-scale victory so far, and it’s only day two. Last night, I got the best night of sleep I have had since coming home for the holidays. To be honest, I cannot recall the last time I got NINE hours of sleep–that’s right, nine! I even went into “deep” sleep for the longest time since getting my Fitbit for Christmas. Continue reading
I am doing the January Whole30 reset. Two years ago, I did a Paleo Challenge that sort of morphed into a Whole30. I didn’t do my research. I was new to it all. I begun with paleo and as I did more research, I stumbled upon the Whole30 and began following the program then. I slipped a few times, I cut it a day short, I didn’t scrutinize labels… It wasn’t really a Whole30 at all, which brings me to now. Continue reading
Need a quick, easy and healthy breakfast or snack idea?
Jump on the avocado toast train.
I just toasted two pieces of my favorite gluten-free bread, mashed half an avocado and spread it on the toast, and finished it all off with some red pepper flakes and Trader Joe’s Everything-but-the-Bagel Sesame seasoning.
I posted this on my Instagram (@emvalerioti) a few weeks ago. It was a huge moment for me, one that I am still proud of. It also is so prominent because Melissa Hartwig, Whole30 headmistress herself, gave me positive affirmations on my food freedom story, and approved of my selection of cupcake with the “proper cupcake to frosting ratio.” Love. Love. Love. I don’t have celeb crushes really, Robert Downey Jr. aside, but I do have some serious author/blogger crushes. Melissa being one of them. Keep reading to read my original post on Instagram, word for word and see a pic of when I met Melissa two months ago, eep! Continue reading
Another recipe video say what?? That’s right! I got down and dirty (in cacao powder) on snapchat the other night to bring you another video recipe! This one features my favorite dessert/sweet tooth diet saver: Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding. Some people do not like the texture of chia seeds in the pudding and to that I say BLEND IT! That’s right! Just blend/process the pudding to make a smoother, more pudding-like texture. Personally, I like the gel texture of the chia seeds. It is part of the reason I love chia puddings, but to each their own. Continue reading