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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 and even on lazy days spent curled up -- it's all different and I learn something new about myself every time!

Looking back at a full day of eats has benefited my 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!

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!

WIAW 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 & others, embracing fruit & 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 (and every!) Wednesday you choose.  What I Ate [Last] Wednesday posts are popular and so are Monday and Tuesday eats! <3  Make sure you add the WIAW button to your post [this will allow your readers to join in on the fun too!] and link up more than just one meal/recipe.  Now get your party pants on and join us every Wednesday for a fun food diary party!

are your party pants on!?
Here are a few fab WIAW parties to get you started:
#19 Dude Where's My WIAW?
WIAW's 21st Birthday Party
#22 What Madison Ate Wednesday
#27 Oh My God Becky... Look at her WIAW!
 #28 What I Ate... While Packing
#35 WIAW + PB+J Sushi 
#36 What I Ate... at FSU  
What I Ate... on Thanksgiving
#48 WIAW Lazy Day Eats
WIAW Turns 50
WIAW #52 Raleigh Road Trip + Ryan Gosling!?
What I Ate Wednesday: Love Your Veggies
WIAW: Veggie Love Party #1  #2  #3  #4
What I Ate Wednesday GOES GREEN
WIAW Goes Green #1  #2  #3  #4
What I Ate Wednesday
WIAW Veg Pledge #1  #2  #3
What I Ate Wednesday: Sensible Snacking
WIAW Sensible Snacking #1  #2  #3 #4 
What I Ate Wednesday: Fun Food & Fitness
WIAW Fun, Food, + Fitness #1 #2 #3 #4

What I Ate Wednesday: FALL into Good Habits

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats
WIAW Spooky Snacks + Healthy Halloween Treats #1 
#2 #3 #4

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