Thursday, August 15, 2013
So I was reading Dr Terry Wahls book - Minding My Mitochondria. And it made a lot of sense. It is a kind of Low carb diet, except she does eat beans and some other things that are higher carb.She has MS and I have MS. Her new diet got her out of her wheel chair! Mine has helped me lose fluid in my legs and inflammation pain. But I want more nutrition in my LC plan- so I'll have to experiment more with this for me.
When I did WW in 2008 my Dr told me that my MS would get better with just my weight loss. And I believed her. But when I got down to 189, I needed my cane even more and I fell more often. It was terrible. I became depressed thinking to myself, who cares if I'm thin, if my MS/balance is even worse!
This time after going on a Low Carb diet, without losing as much weight, my MS has improved because the inflammation pain and fluid retention are gone! Which I also credit to quitting wheat- the worst carb for me.
I had not dared to hope that I would "feel" better if I lost weight. I started the LC diet for my new issue- Type 2 diabetes. I had hoped I'd feel less tired and sluggish once my blood sugars were normal. And I did/do! But I did not know that I would actually feel better physically and my MS would not relapse! My balance is improved! Now that's exciting!
Of course on LC I eat lots of veggies and greens and meats. But now I'll add some new things I've never tried to incorporate in my diet and I'm excited!!
A while back I started Coconut oil and I still take 1 T a day. I thought it had helped lift my depression, but this last week I felt the old enemy returning.....sigh........ Today my excitement over my new way of eating helped lift my spirits! Hope has returned!
I ordered some almond milk (un-sweetened) coconut milk, coconut flour, flax meal, almond flour etc from Amazon, since I can't get out and hunt for these items, carry them and lug them into the house on my own. Having them delivered is a plus! For a treat I bought organic raw buckwheat honey- YUM! I know its not LC, but when I feel like eating something sweet all I need is a half of a tsp. and I feel like I've eaten something incredibly sinful! LOL!! Instead of a packet of sweet and low or an Atkins bar. I think I'll "cheat" with my honey! For now anyway. Because sometimes I don't feel like sweets for days, but when I do- well I like this choice!
everybody! Never give up!