Hi Three to Five Tribe! I hope 2019 is off to a great start and you and your body are finally starting to feel normal again after all of those delicious holiday indulgences. If you still aren’t feeling your greatest, check out these 17 foods that can help you reset your system.
Although my sights are fully set on 2019 and I have closed the books on 2018, I can’t help but share two foods I didn’t eat in 2018…pizza and pasta. (Cue the gasps). I know, I know. You’re probably thinking “How could you go an entire year without eating pizza or pasta?” I asked myself the same question when I got to the end of December and realized I had not eaten one bite of pasta or pizza (two of my all time favorite foods) in almost 365 days.
Why I Didn’t Eat Pizza or Pasta for 365 Days
First of all, no, I am not doing another Whole30 or a Whole90 for that matter. If you are currently keeping up with my eating style of choice, I am currently practicing a Ketotarian lifestyle. (Keto + Plant Based = Ketotarian). The real reason I didn’t eat pizza or pasta in 2018 is simple…I just didn’t want them. Okay, well actually that’s not entirely true. As the temperatures started to drop in December and I was home for the holidays celebrating with family, I totally could have gone for a slice or two of Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza on a cold winter’s night, but with only a few days until the New Year, I figured I have already come this far, why not make it the whole year and so here I am…365+ days without a slice of pizza or a forkful of pasta.
It’s not that pizza or pasta aren’t considered “worth it” foods in my book, because they so totally are, but this is a side effect they warn about in Whole30. You see, as your body adapts to eating a real, whole food based way of eating, you no longer crave the foods you once did. This can be hard for some people, but after some time, you begin to look at foods differently. For example, now when I see a slice of pizza or a big bowl of pasta, I may (or may not) think these foods look good, but I know after eating them, I will have to deal with the unpleasant side effects of consuming those particular foods. Some days it’s totally worth it, but more often times than not (and for all of 2018) it wasn’t worth it to me. I highly doubt I will go a full year again not eating pizza or pasta, but I know when I decide to eat pizza or pasta (or both) I am really going to make it count! Lou Malnati’s dip dish pizza or RPM Italian pasta anyone?
Not eating pizza or pasta three to five days at a time,