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Whole 30.

February 7, 2013 by Carolina


You all know I like to experiment. From fitness challenges to diets like the 4-Hour Body, I like to try things for myself in order to make up my mind about something. Lately there’s been a lot of talk about the paleo diet among my friends, most of which are CrossFitters & swear by the diet. The paleo diet encourages eating like our hunter-gatherer ancestors did & has a big emphasis on meat, which of course won’t work for me. Nonetheless, I was curious about the diet so I started asking some friends about paleo for vegetarians, how it works & its feasible. In one of these conversations a friend suggested I read It Starts With Food, a book that’s been getting a lot of buzz lately advocating what they call the Whole 30 diet, because she felt it could be adapted for vegetarians. The Whole 30 emphasizes the importance of fruits & vegetables which intrigued me so I finally bought the book, & began reading it last night.

I’m only a few chapters in but so far It Starts With Food is doing a great job explaining the reason why they advocate the food they do…I haven’t gotten to the meat part yet so I may change my mind, but so far I’m thinking I’m going to give this a go when I’m done with the book. There will be no meat of any kind for me as always & I know doing this as a vegetarian will be challenging. As I read the book I’m looking for sources, success stories or tips on how to make this work as a vegetarian. Do you have any to share? I would love to hear your suggestions!

My birthday is in a few weeks & I want to enjoy cake on my birthday so I will be starting the Whole 30 after that. That gives me several days to finish reading the book, do my research & give it a go. I’m terrified/excited to bring you along for the ride.

Have you done the Whole 30? What are your thoughts?


Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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