I wrote this little essay my first time doing a Whole30 in January 2014 when my eating habits are NOT what they are today. Although I tried to eat salads and forced down oatmeal and things of that nature, prior to Whole30 I was eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) that many of you may eat. To say Whole30 changed my entire way of thinking of food would be an understatement. This time around, Whole30 is not such a shock to my system as it is not very different from the way I normally eat, but I remember it being a MAJOR adjustment at the time. So, I decided to post this today, on Day 10 of my current Whole30, because I felt people could relate to it! Hope you enjoy :)Read More
Many years ago -- okay, not that many -- I took a class in economics where I learned the concept of "barriers to entry." I probably learned more than that in that class (surely, right?), but this concept has stuck with me over the years and pops up when I'm considering new ventures. For those not familiar with the term, barriers to entry are exactly what they sound like: obstacles that make it difficult to enter a given market. In economics, this usually refers to starting a business or project.
When it comes to adopting a healthy lifestyle, I've noticed that organic overwhelm -- that is, confusion about what, if anything, to buy organic, and "OMG look at those prices" -- is a huge barrier to entry into the market of good health. So today, to help you overcome this organic overwhelm and help you to make better decisions about what and when to buy organic, I've broken down some myths.Read More