Happy New Year!

Happy 2013! I appreciate all of your support during 2012, and I’m excited for new opportunities in the new year, as the end of this month marks the first birthday of The Subtle Statement!

I’m ringing in the new year in sunny Florida, which is quite a nice change from the snowed in streets of Pennsylvania. Nothing makes you appreciate warm weather like coming from heavy snow fall and 20 degrees!

Florida - The Subtle Statement

I’m beginning the year with The Whole 30 Program. I eat healthy most of the time, but around the holidays I tend to slack off with too many treats and snacking, so I want to start fresh, because I feel healthiest (both inside and out) while I’m eating clean. The guidelines are pretty strict, but the explanation of “It’s For Your Own Good,” really motivated me. It’s only 30 days.. I can do this.

Whole 30

Being a vegan, makes the program more challenging because it does focus heavily on protein from animal sources, such as meat, seafood and eggs. Grain-free tempeh, edamame, and  a generous amount of veggies, fruits, and healthy fats will be the foundation of the month’s meals. I’m up for the challenge.

Whole 30

Have you finished or plan to start The Whole 30? If so, I’d love to hear your feedback!

Wishing everyone best wishes in the new year!


  1. I was so excited until I read the 4th paragraph. Meat & dairy? I’m lost! Good luck on your journey! But, I’m very disappointed that I won’t be reading and making your delicious vegan recipes 😦

    1. No worries! The Whole 30 Program does include meat from animal sources, but it makes an exception if you are vegan, in which you are able to get protein from grain-free tempeh, organic edamame, natto, properly prepared legumes, and hemp or pea protein. I’m still eating vegan and making vegan recipes, and will be sharing a round up of what I ate on the “veganized” version of The Whole 30. The Whole 30 is only 30 days, so many vegan recipes are to come! Sorry to confuse you!

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