Been a while since I have posted. I am a bit far from my goal of losing a 100 pounds by September. But I have not given up. I have come to the realization though, that what I have been doing is not enough.
I have come to accept that the way I eat is just going to be different from others. I just can't go where they go with food. My body reacts as if it is totally toxic.
My family is glad that I am coming to this realization and are hopeful that I will indeed do what I need to for myself.
It stinks that I can't eat the things I want to, and what has been the norm for our family. I seem to be the one with the problem though... So... I am willing to accept that and do the extreme make over eating wise that I need to.
Over a year ago, I read a book by Dr. Hyman that helped tremendously with my understanding of how my body does work. I went on a 3 month program and felt so much better than I had ever in my life felt. During that 3 months I eliminated dairy, gluten, processed meats and caffeine. But after the 3 months instead of gradually bringing things back to see what I had a reaction to, I just went back to my old eating habits.
Now I realize though that in order to not end up an invilid, I have got to change my eating habits for good, not just a season. I can't go back to the dairy, gluten, processed foods, and caffeine. My body just freaks out. At 49 I feel like I am 90+. Last week I spent 2 days were I could not even walk I was in so much pain.
I realize I also need to limit salt, and make meat a condiment, not a main course.
If you can relate to this, and are wondering if you may need to do the same. Check out the book Eat to Live by Dr. Fuhrman. If your ready to give up your aches and pain, brain fog, exhaustion as well as your excess weight this just may be the answer your looking for.
It's not a magic potion, it's real food and lots of it, but...it's food that is good for you.
I'm looking forward to change this time. Understanding the problem is most certainly part of finding the answer. I'm on my way finally. Not only am I happy about that, my whole family is doing a happy dance!