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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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Kayaks for Kids

A couple of weekends back, we stopped at Angora Lake in South Lake Tahoe to see some friends who were spending a week there, and someone let Hudson try out this 6-foot Wave Kayak for kids. It was incredible!

I’ve take Hudson Kayaking a few times in an adult-sized double, and couldn’t believe the difference it made for him to have an appropriately sized paddle and platform. He and another 6-year-old friend took turns paddling around the lake, pulling out onto rocks—they had so much fun with the autonomy of it, and the kayak seemed so stable.

Just wanted to share in case anyone might be considering introducing kids to some special water recreation this year—with life vests and adult supervision, of course!

P.S. Hudson’s first time kayaking with me—in Monterey Bay. And more photos from our stop at Angora Lake.

**Also, today is the last day for the Closet Sale on Instagram, if you’re interested!

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