30 Reasons To Do A Whole30 | theclothesmakethegirl

I know, I know.  I have been a bad bad non-blogging blogger for much to long.  But the holidays got me, I was busy, and I wanted to make the most of my time off with the people I love!


BUT. Its a new year tomorrow and Imma bout to get serious.  If you don’t know what a Whole30 is then do some investigation today and join in on the biggest Whole30 since the beginning 4 years ago!  If you already have plans to partake then check out the awesome post from Melissa Joulwan at TheClothesMakeTheGirl.  I’m sooo in, are you?


-The Freckled Foodie



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Comments: 4

  1. Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan December 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm Reply

    Happy New Year! Thanks for the shout out to my blog post. Really looking forward to my Whole30 this year… YAY!

    • thefreckledfoodie January 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm Reply

      Happy New Year to you! I’m a huge fan and I love so many of your recipes, they got me through my first Whole30! 🙂

  2. Allison April 5, 2013 at 6:46 am Reply

    Hi Rachael,

    I just found your blog. I have to say I love it! I think your before and after story could have been written by me! I recently discovered paleo after doing WW for almost a year. I was getting frustrated with WW because I still had that last 5-10 lbs that would never-ever budge AND I had to be PERFECT on WW and I was always hungry and just knew there had to be something else out there that was easier to maintain. I haven’t done the whole 30 yet, I’m generally pretty good and don’t make many paleo treats and have been watching my nut intake. But the thought of no alcohol or dairy is freaking me out? Ok so to be honest it’s social events that are preventing me from starting the Whole 30 right now. Do you have any advice on handling social events and trying your first whole 30? Also, I live in the twin cities too (small world). Have you found any good restaurants around the area that are paleo without ‘being paleo’ if you know what I mean?
    Ps I love the stuff where you talk specifically about what you eat. If you could do a post about what you ate and the quantity during a day that would be awesome because I still struggle with my WW old thinking and worry about portion size (i.e. “Is this too much avocado to eat?”). Ok sorry, this is getting long; I could chat about this all day.
    Thanks again!

    • thefreckledfoodie April 5, 2013 at 12:46 pm Reply

      Hey Allison!
      I’m glad you found my blog, I love finding like minded paleo people in the TC. With a Whole30 the social events and going out are DEFINITELY the hardest for me (and the no alcohol thing!) What worked for me was making sure I ate a really filling meal ahead of time so I wasn’t hungry and snacky feeling. Most of the time people don’t notice if you aren’t eating anyways and if they ask just say you aren’t hungry! I also always bring a kombucha or sparkling water to friends’ houses if I know they will be drinking so I don’t feel left out. As for bars and restaurants I order a soda water with lime and no one ever seems to notice I am not drinking. Some of my fave “paleo friendly” places in the TC are: Barbette, French Meadow Bakery, Brasa Rotisserie, Zelo, Mill Valley Kitchen (currently obsessed), Fogo De Chao as long as you stick with the leaner meats, and any places that serve local/grass-fed/pastured meat because they are usually REALLY good about catering to specific dietary and cooking requests 🙂

      I will absolutely do a few more posts coming up on what I eat in a day so you can see what and how much I am eating! Just to let you know I eat A LOT. Like almost as much as my 6’3″ 210lb boyfriend 🙂


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