#WIAW

What I Ate Wednesday Button

What-I-Ate blogs are taking over the internet! Mainly because the little voyeur in all of us gets pretty darn curious sometimes… I mean, we obviously see what we eat ever second of every day… but what on earth does everyone else put in their faces? So as a Registered Dietitian in-the-making, a former vegetarian, and a current whole-food-eating-nutrition-nut, I decided to give you a little weekly peek at my eats for an entire day. The good, the odd, and the “she ate WHAT!?” — it’s all there!

This weekly food diary has been a fabulous way for me to reflect on my eating habits and spot out patterns, slip-ups, and successes! What I eat on workout days, sick days, on the road, on vacation, and even on lazy days spent curled up — it’s all different and I learn something new about myself every time! I’ve WIAW-ed my way through multiple moves, pregnancy, nursing, travels and so forth and I love being able to look back at it all!

In fact, looking back at a full day of eats has benefited my personal healthy eating goals so much that I wanted to share the love by making it into a blog link party for everyone to join in on! Helloooo virtual pot-luck!

WIAW Recipe Collage

What started as a once-a-week food diary has now turned into a bloggy social event every Wednesday! I’ve met so many fabulous new bloggers from WIAW and love getting meal inspiration from everyone’s posts! It’s also been a great tool for shaking up a food rut + finding new, exciting ways to eat your favorite foods! Without WIAW I might not of realized that PB+J quesadillas and uber green smoothies with spinach were absolutely amazing together. Everyone is different so it makes sense that we all eat differently too — some of us can’t have dairy… or gluten… or sugar while others favor restaurant adventures, or sustainable eating or even paleo-centric eats. There’s no right or wrong way to eat, and its fun learning about everyone else’s habits.

If it all seems like a crazy hot mess to you, don’t stress it – life is supposed to be a little nutty!

What WIAW isn’t about

Comparison – Judgement – Restriction – Guilt

What WIAW is about

Celebrating one of the glorious things we all have in common: We all eat!

What I Ate Wednesday is about food and fun! It’s about making new friends, breaking out of a food rut, noting changes in your diet/lifestyle, inspiring yourself and others, embracing fruit and vegetables, nourishing your body with the foods that work for you, finding new ways to eat your favorite foods, and so. much. more. <3

Celebrate Food.  Celebrate blogging.  Celebrate Individuality.
[Cause over here, we like to party!]

Want to join in on the fun?

I’d love to see a day in the life of you! Meals, snacks, drinks – all that good stuff! Don’t stress it if you forget to photograph a snack or even forget an entire meal until long after the plate has been licked clean… just post the rest of the goodies! You can even put a fun spin on your WIAW. Holiday editions, Bday eats, Travel, Road Trips, etc… Have fun with it! =) Bonus points for featuring veggies <3

Simply photograph a day of meals any day of the week and create your What I Ate Wednesday post to link up on any Wednesday you choose. What I Ate [Last] Wednesday posts are popular and so are Monday and Tuesday eats, so don’t stress over photographing your food on an actual Wednesday. Just pick a day and snap away!

Join the party any time! I can’t wait to celebrate food with you!