In October 2017, Philipps embarked on the Whole30 challenge because, as she put it in an Instagram caption, "I just did it cause literally every person I've ever known was doing it and I thought it would be good to get myself back on track before the holidays and an interesting challenge. Which it was. Both of those things. Yay!!"
The program requires cutting out sugar, dairy, and grains for a month. While doing Whole30, Philipps frequently posted about the two treats she missed the most: tequila and cinnamon gummy bears. On November 2nd, she posted a video to her stories (that I witnessed, and nabbed the screenshot above) with the caption: "The cinnamon gummies are no longer calling my name" and then shared a photo of a tasty Whole30-approved dish she was enjoying: dates in olive oil with tahini. But when the program was over, she admitted that some days were "rough," especially when she longed for those two vices. And on the first day after the program, of course, she shared a photo of herself enjoying a tequila cocktail.