Why the Whole30 is Not the Anti-Diet it Claims to Be

The founders of the Whole30, however, adamantly claim it is not a diet. Even though participants are advised to "cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days” (including legumes, dairy, all grains, sugar, MSG, and additives like carrageenan), followers are encouraged to avoid the scale and focus on learning how food makes them feel rather than how much weight they gain or lose.

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Why I Run

I started slowly. I remember running for a minute and that minute feeling like an hour. It was a true breakthrough being able to run a whole mile without stopping to walk. I had no idea what my pace was, or what my heart rate was, and I probably wasn't even wearing proper running shoes. But I do remember that sense of accomplishment I felt after running a full mile without stopping. And I think that's really what keeps me coming back day after day.

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Hannah Meier
Balancing The Plate

As much as I like the word "Balance" because it encompasses my approach to pretty much all aspects of life, I think it gets thrown around a lot and is quickly be coming the new "Moderation" (ugh). Like any word, it needs to be defined to have a meaning. In life, balance to me means taking the good with the bad, accepting imperfection and approaching life holistically. Balance means being okay with taking one step backward in your journey forward, because at the end of the day you still made progress. Balance means getting a little bit of everything and not too much of one thing. It's about the big picture, but the beauty is in the details.

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