One of my areas of specialty is in the area of Health & Wellness. I have been on this journey of self-discovery in regards to my weight, health, and reducing inflammation for a long time. I’ve tried fad diets, I’ve tried the organized healthy diets, and I tried the Hormone Diet. These plans would work for me for a while, then I would revert to my old ways and I would re-gain inches and pounds and gain a few more. As I get wiser, I get more in tune with my body.
Have you ever been sick and tired of being sick and tired? I was. I made a decision – find what works for yourself, Trudy, and stick with it. I still am very much involved with following health research and trying out what the health experts are saying these days. Having an attitude of being always the student serves me in every area of my life.
Recently, I earnestly followed the Elimination Diet for 6 weeks – cutting out sugars, alcohol, caffeine, dairy, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, citrus, red farmed meats, legumes, and grains. I became a big farmers’ market shopper and have eaten as close to the vine as possible. At first I tried to do it without consuming any carbohydrates. And what I found was that training for a half-marathon, I needed sustenance. So, I added in rice & quinoa.
WOW, there is no need for coffee in the morning for me. I have more energy and have clearer thoughts than I have had in years. My inflammation is under control, I dropped nearly 20 lbs easily & effortlessly, and I feel great. Adding in certain foods one at a time gave me the self-testing ability to understand what works for my body and what doesn’t.
It really is simple. Eat clean. Eat organic as much as possible. Cut out processed foods. Go Veganish and cut down on the animal products consumed. Try it out. Oh, make sure you check with your family doctor. I am sure they support you in your journey to eat clean. And while you are at it, why not try going green in every area of your life …… hmm, I believe that will be a topic to revisit someday.