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I’ve been reading so much about the Paleo Diet over the past couple days, and it’s exciting. I’m getting through It Starts With Food and finding it fascinating! The science is good and seems to line up with what I learned in my nutrition classes in college: highly refined, processed foods mess with your body while whole, nutrient rich foods nourish the body and promote healing.

Most exciting for me has been reading not only blogs and articles and my book, but discovering that there are all these people out there that have found this way of eating and living and that they’re thriving on it. Not sort of getting by, not being hungry but it’s ok because they’re losing weight, not toughing it out…. Thriving. They love it. They love being healthy and feeling great. And I want to be one of them.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a nutrition professional. I know better. I don’t eat Twinkies or candy or macaroni and cheese on a regular basis. Actually, I think Twinkies are kind of gross. (Have you seen Wall-E? Where the cockroach eats the Twinkie? The… you know… 300-year-old Twinkie? Yeah, they’re kinda gross. But I digress.) But my diet leaves a lot to be desired. For example, I eat a lot of cheese, and probably more than my share of peanut butter, and vegetables are kind of lacking. And I can’t believe I’m the only nutrition professional out there who struggles.

Discovering this whole community of people is an eye-opening experience. I didn’t realize they were out there, and that so many people not only want to be healthy but are actually getting healthy. I can’t wait to be one of them.

I start July 1, I’ve decided. July 29 is my birthday, and I’ll almost be done with my Whole30. I think it’ll be a happy birthday.

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Welcome to Nutrition Explorations! First posts are always tough to write, so I’ll be fairly brief. I want this blog to be a journey. I have no idea where it’s going to go, but I hope it will be fun.

My next adventure is embarking on the Whole30 by Whole9. It’s a 30-day challege based on the Paleo diet, the diet where you eat “hunter-gatherer” food. Meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils, nothing processed or weird, or unpronouneable. I will be documenting my personal experience with the challenge; maybe you’d like to join me?

This is a very different experience for me. I’ve tried very specific diets before, but nothing so simple, and made so completely up of real food instead of “diet” food. I’m very excited, but nervous. However, I feel it’s an important step for me in becoming the most healthy I can possibly be.

The other new journey I’m beginning is starting my own coaching business. I’m very excited but also very nervous. It’s exciting to be starting something this big, but at the same time I wonder if I will be successful.

Finally, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions as to what you’d like to see on this blog, feel free to email me! If you’ve tried Paleo or Whole30, I’d love to hear about your experience.

Looking forward to the journey,

Sarah

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