You know who is the worst? People who talk about their diets. You know who I had to become this last month? Someone who super reluctantly had to bring up her diet. Mostly when people shoved gelato in my face and I had to explain why I was crying uncontrollably.
I know it may be hard to believe, because, I don't know, I've been blogging about mac & cheese and brownies and whiskey all month, but yeah, I just completed a Whole 30. As in, an entire month of hardcore paleo eating. Hi, who am I?
For those of you who don't know, the Whole 30 is a 30-day challenge of eating basically only fruits and veggies and meat. Can you have sugar? No. Can you eat dairy? No. What about grains? No. Can you eat — PROBABLY NOT.
The Whole 30 is mostly paleo, but also cuts out any "substitution" food, like paleo cupcakes, and any and all sweeteners, like the delicious nectar of honey. It's what the creators of the Whole 30 call "sex with your pants on" foods. Ha ha, nutritionists can have a sense of humor (jerks).
People go on the Whole 30 for many different reasons and isn't just supposed to be a weight loss diet. Many people who have health issues give it a whirl to try to pinpoint if certain things they are eating — like gluten or processed sugars — are what's causing their stomach problems or other ailments. Some people do it to lose weight. I did it for a couple different small reasons.