I think there should be more support groups.
"Dishwashing Deadbeats Anon"
"Put the Clean Clothes Away Before the Next Laundry Day Self-Help"
"Chocolate Addicts United"
"Stop Counting the Number of Essays You Have Left To Grade 12 Step Program"
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a team of people in the same boat as you telling you about their journey and giving you tips and love for stuff you already know you should be doing?
And let's face it, a little public view and peer pressure wouldn't hurt to keep us honest.
I've recently joined a support group of crazy called Whole 30, and a few friends and I have a facebook group page where we, yes, post pictures of every single thing we eat. And we argue about the finer stricter points of Whole 30 so that we can obsess, just like real addicts. It's pretty great.
After I finish my Whole 30 month, I think I'm going to need a sponsor.
Paleo Porridge (Print this!)
If you're doing Whole 30, don't use this in place of a meal, but I do like to keep a few jars of this around so I can have a snack to grab right after school or mid morning. Also, examine your almond milk and be shocked, like me, when it has all sorts of carcinogens, sugars, or gums. If you're lucky you'll have a store with an acceptable brand.
- 1 Cup almond milk (or 1/2 C coconut milk thinned with water)
- 1 to 2 Tbsp chia seeds (depends on how thick you like it)
- 1 Tbsp goji berries
- 1 Tbsp dried mulberries
- 1 Tbsp chopped almonds
- several slices of banana
- optional: other fruits such as kiwi, strawberry
- Put the almond milk in a jar or bowl. Sprinkle the chia seeds on top. Add the goji berries, mulberries, almonds, and banana slices.
- Put the lid back on and shake the jar several times to distribute. If you're using a bowl, stir thoroughly.
- Keep the jar in the fridge until ready to eat, but soak at least 20 minutes. These can stay in the fridge for at least a day, maybe more (mine always get eaten sooner). Before eating, add some other chopped fruit, if desired.