June 21 is tall girl appreciation day. It’s also the longest day of the year. (You shorter gals have a day in December.)
I wasn’t able to find any history describing how this day came about, although apparently it has been celebrated for the last few years. As one blogger pointed out, we don’t need a day to appreciate tall women (or girls or short females or anyone) but someone recorded it, so there you are.
This is a three-part series. In Part 1 I covered allergies. In Part 2 I focused on four foods associated with cutting your risk of allergy in half and improving allergy symptoms. In this part, I will discuss asthma.
Asthma, chronic inflammation of the airways, causes coughing, chest tightness, wheezing or shortness of breath. Nearly 19 million American adults and 7.1 million children battle the disease, with more people added to that number every year.1
When starting on a whole-food, plant-based journey, feeling cynical is normal. I did and I’ve heard from some of my students that sometimes they do too.
For me, one area where I expressed cynicism was in the idea of “sauteeing” in water instead of oil. I complained the food didn’t smell as good as it cooked. That using water made me boil the food not saute it. That I was losing good flavor.
Another area was hunger. I’m a slow eater so it sometimes felt like I just finished breakfast and I’d
My 21 days of photos started today with this “Salad for Breakfast” post on Instagram. Follow me at Wholeplantbased to see them all.
But I’m not the only one working on 21 days of healthy eating. My students are as well.
One student commented on how she used to think a healthy meal included a diet soda and a white-flour tortilla wrapped around less than the ideal number of vegetables. But she said her brain is changing what she thinks about that, and she now looks for the healthier choice, even when
There are several very motivated students in the current WholeBlue Eating class who have finished Module 1 and are ready to start, or have already started their 21-day trial.
In celebration of those students, and to encourage those of you who are not there yet, I thought it might be helpful to see what a whole-food, plant-based daily diet could look like. So starting June 5 I will post a picture on Instagram of one of my meals for the day, every day for 21 days (and maybe a few more).