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"It starts with Food" Finally some success...

Saturday, April 05, 2014

This book which was recommended by a friend... has really helped me. It talks about inflammation in our bodies and how the foods we eat have a direct correlation to how are bodies feel.

It talks about eliminating certain foods.. that cause problems... to eat the foods that help with psychological health, hormonal health, and have a non addictive quality.. and you and I both know what those are. (sugar/carbs)

I have stuck to it... the first 3 days where difficult as you can imagine. But it did not take long before. (4th or 5th day) that I saw I was not interested or craving carbs. I'm the girl that had to have her bagel and cream cheese and milk every morning..

after 30 days you then added the types of foods you eliminated for a couple days.. and see how your body feels.. then you will know what is causing you pain and discomfort.. you can then decided if this food is worth it or not.. I suffered from breast pain... along with knee and hip pain for the last few years.. but those are gone... only 2 weeks.. I've read about some people who had GI Issues which this helped them...and a good part of this you do lose weight.

Update: 14 days so far! two more weeks to go.. before food challenges..

weight : 182 ( -10) I started at 192
waist: lost 2 inches
hips lost 0 inches
tummy: lost 1 inch
thighs: lost 1 inch.

Not bad for two weeks. 10 pounds gone and 4 inches gone.

A personal best in the journey of weight loss. During these two weeks I did go to the gym , maybe 2-3 times. My life is in a bit of a challenge right now with family, and work. More on the illness of a parent and grown daughter moving large life event and work is a challenge too... So to stick this out is a real accomplishment.

My plan moving forward... I'd like to start challenging myself with the foods I have removed from my diet. You see I know that if I do this now doing the challenges so early on ..
It will be a very slippery slope of going back to my old eating habits.. I KNOW IT.... So for two more weeks, I will continue to do lean meats, veggies galore, and nuts and healthy oils.. and moderate fruits.

WHAT I HAVE GAINED: No breast pain, knee or hips.. stomach is less bloated, I feel like
I have clearer thinking, less "overly " emotional. More energy,
I feel strong and flexible.

I think I know in my heart I could not totally release these foods.. but I need to learn to limit them . Make them a "special occasion' sort of food. Small slice of cake.. or go out for an ice cream..

I will probably monitor these foods! never mind the rest.. These are the high calorie nutrient poor foods.. that only make you crave them and want them even when you are full...not good. As long as I keep a watchful eye on this I will be ok.. they have their place in my world.. but I don't want to live to eat.. but rather eat to live.. which means health foods to fuel my body.. I'm proving this to my self every day..

Thanks for reading would love to hear your thoughts.. Diane

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ONENEL 4/6/2014 11:19AM

    glad you have something that is working for you- keep up the good work!

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HEALTHY_IN_2014 4/5/2014 12:13PM

    I'm glad you found something that is working for you! Life without pain is what I am working toward. I'll check out the book. Thanks for recommending it! emoticon

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GRACEWANTSIT 4/5/2014 10:45AM

    Thanks for sharing! Now I am very interested. emoticon

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    I am happy for your success and would definitely continue on your path.

I do have a problem with defining carbs and sugars. Fruit is considered a carb and a source of sugar. I believe in eating fruit and also that carbs run our bodies.

As with everything we discuss it's all in the details. A cooked or processed carbohydrate is totally different than a raw fruit carb. The body knows this. Also refined sugars and man-made sugars are totally in a different universe than natural sugars, again in raw fruit.

A healthy diet in my book is vegan with about 50% raw in salads and fresh produce and greens.

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NUTRON3 4/5/2014 8:12AM

    Thanks for sharing that

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