I feel like there are so many things I want to touch on that instead of trying to make full posts about all of them I’ll just put my ramblings here. Please note I forgot to post this. What the hell girl? This is seriously from like 3 weeks ago. Enjoy.
The shooting of Justine Damond: So this is disappointing. It takes a goddamn white woman getting shot for people to be like “we need to look at police reform.” Are you kidding me? How many black and brown people have been shot like this while everyone sat around screaming that “we need to get all the facts before we condemn this police officer.” Where are all the Blue Lives Matter people now? Oh it’s because it’s a Black Somalian Cop that shot a White Woman. Seriously, where are the Blue Lives Matter people now? I didn’t see any posts on Facebook from you. If you can’t see the racism in America now, you are truly blind. Do not get me wrong, this woman did not deserve to be gunned down while wearing pajamas in her backyard but it just pisses me off that it took a white woman to get killed by the cops to open people’s eyes. The sad part is that it hasn’t even opened their eyes enough because the next brown person that gets gunned down by the cops is going to be business as usual. The next innocent black person that gets killed while just being respectful and following the officers orders is going to have his/her entire life and “criminal record” plastered all over the paper and it will talk about what a “thug” they are. The sad truth is that this woman’s death is not going to change anything.
Whole 30: So, diets are annoying. I’ve gone keto plenty of times knowing that it is a quick fix and that unless I stop eating crap food and keep working out I’ll gain it back. So don’t get me wrong, I’m all about understanding that. Which is why Whole 30 is stupid. Okay I get it, you “wipe the slate clean” for 30 days and then start adding stuff back in to see what is “inflammatory.” My main thing that I hated about whole 30 is that it asks you to cut out things that aren’t bad for you. Also if you are veggie or vegan like me your options are super limited because having meat and eggs every day is not an option. LEGUMES AND GRAINS ARE NOT BAD. The problem is that we eat way too much of them. So Whole 30 says after your 30 days you can start adding back in things like grains and legumes slowly to see what effects they have on your body. Okay so what if after 30 days I try to eat black beans and it upsets my stomach. ARE YOU KIDDING? I’m supposed to never eat black beans again? Negative, they’re good for you. Also what is the point of cutting it out if you are going to add it back in? If you cut anything out of your diet when you add it back in you’re going to react differently to it. That’s a given. I get that it’s about building habits of healthy eating but you can also do that without cutting things out completely.
I think part of it is the way the website talks about things. It’s kind of annoying. “it’s ONLY 30 days, just drink your coffee black for 30 days, you can do it.” Can I do it? Probably but I’m not going to drink my coffee black after the 30 days so, sorry. I put a splash of vanilla almond milk creamer (my coffee is still dark brown) and a little stevia in the raw in there. That’s how its gonna be. That much coffee creamer and stevia is NOT going to harm me. I once cut out coffee for a whole month (okay it was February, but it was a leap year! 29 days) and you want to know what I learned from it? That I can do it but I’ll never do it again. Coffee is not harmful to me and I enjoy having coffee so why would I cut out something that I enjoy and is not detrimental to my health?
Also if you have time google “Can you do whole 30 as vegetarian or vegan?” Because that part of the website is GODDAMN HILARIOUS. Being a veggiesaurus and vegansaurus I know that I will have people bitching about my choices. The fun thing is that it is MY choice. I’m not making you eat tofu and I really don’t care what you eat. I wish everyone would be vegan but I know it’s not going to happen and there’s not much I can do about it. But I have my own set of ethical and moral things and you should also respect that. Anyway, back to Whole 30, so the language used on the websites and such is “well you can do it but it won’t be a true whole 30 because you’ll need to eat legumes and you may or may not eat eggs.” Some shit about Whole 30 involves a lot of animal protein. So way to make me feel like a terrible person for wanting to make changes to my diet without consuming animal products. Sorry I have moral and ethical reasons that I don’t want to consume steak, chicken, fish or pork? Anyway it’s just the way the whole thing is worded that makes me want to slap someone.
So I’ve decided to do my own version of Whole 30, which basically means I’m trying to eat more whole foods. Things that have ONE ingredient on the label. I try to do most of my shopping in the produce section BUT I will also eat legumes, rice and potatoes because they are not unhealthy if I portion it correctly. For dinner tonight I had 3/4 c rice with sautéed peppers and onions with a little salsa on top. Thinking that’s pretty healthy. Had a banana for breakfast with coffee. An avocado (with hot sauce) and some grapes for lunch. Whole30 or not I think that’s a great improvement from vegan pizza from Pizza Luce or Vegan taco bell. Suck it Whole 30.