This week I’m excited to share a guest post from my friend and co-worker, Katie, who I refer to as my foodie sensei because of her mad baking/cooking skills. We first connected over our love of good food and I enjoyed hearing her perspective on doing a Whole30. I hope you find it helpful!
The fitness and nutrition community all over America has been abuzz about Whole30 for a while now, and the fervor seems to grow with every passing January. This past January, my husband and I decided to give it a try. The creators of Whole30 are pretty clear that its primary purpose is not for weight loss; it’s intended as an elimination diet to help people understand how what they eat may be adversely affecting their bodies.
Though I think we all want to consume food that is good for us, it’s a real struggle to afford fresh, clean ingredients. It’s a sad reflection on our society that fast food and processed foods are generally so much cheaper than buying fresh and healthy food. Speaking of cost, let’s talk about Whole Foods aka Whole Paycheck for a minute. First, I want to be clear that I’m thankful they exist and provide the products that they do. I certainly don’t do the majority of my shopping there, but I do buy certain items there because I can’t find them at Aldi, Lidl or other budget stores near me. In the past I reluctantly made my necessary purchases at Whole Foods, feeling dejected after spending almost $100 for only a few specialty items. Continue reading “I Can’t Afford To Eat Healthy”→