D.L. Bliss State Park, Lake Tahoe

We’ve been exploring Lake Tahoe a lot this summer, and one of our favorite stops so far has been to D.L. Bliss State Park, 7 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89, and a couple of miles north of Emerald Bay. This past weekend, we loaded up some watercraft and drove down early to get a day-use parking spot at the Rubicon trailhead.

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I tried the Whole30

Recently, I tried something called The Whole 30—“a short-term nutrition reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system” and get you eating real food: meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fats, fruits… whole, unprocessed foods without long ingredient lists.

The idea is to cut things like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes, that may negatively affect the way you feel, and push reset on your metabolism. A hot button word is “inflammatory” foods. The promise is a change in your relationship with food, and maybe anything from higher energy levels to better sleep, lower weight to a “sunnier disposition.” I had doubts about that last one in particular.

But I was intrigued. Both Aron and I had just listened to an interview with Gary Taubes, who wrote The Case Against Sugar, and “Is Sugar Toxic?” and found his case very compelling.

Here’s the deal… 

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Have a colorful weekend! (& Friday Links)

Any fun plans for the weekend? We’re heading up to Tahoe for a couple of nights at the cabin. And after my post about the youth kayak, our friends offered to lend us one! So I’m looking forward to some time on the big blue. Have a good one!

Some links if you’re in the mood…

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