If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve recently started to eat “clean-ish” on the weekdays. Wtf does clean-ish mean? Well, I this time around for me it’s a loose interpretation of Whole 30…except only during the week days. So Whole 5?
Lately I’ve been feeling a little more sluggish and bloated that usual and decided that I want to play around with my diet to see how different foods affect my body. Even though the mostly plant-based diet that I’ve been eating has nourished and sustained me through the warmer months of spring and summer, now that we’re approaching the throes of winter I’ve felt the needs of my body shift. I’ve been wanting to experiment with whole-30/paleo for a while, intrigued people claiming it’s helped them boost their energy levels and regulate the their body.
So here we are: for the last five days, I’ve been omitting grains/sugar/dairy/sugar/alcohol etc. and honestly, I feel… kind of the same but a little less tired and a little less bloated. I’m also surprisingly not hungry all the time like I thought I would be. I consider all of these to be successes.
The one thing I really did miss eating though, was a big bowl of chewy, carb-y noodles. If you know me, you’ll know that I fucking love noodles. A lot. So much so that I would probably eat a bowl of noodles in one form or another every day if it was socially acceptable. Enter: Send Noods, a series in which I’ll highlight some of my absolute favorite noodle strongholds around town (and there are a lot), as well as new discoveries in New York and beyond. It’s also kind of an excuse for me to force my family and friends to eat noodles with me all the time..not that I have much of a problem doing that already.