What a week of eating! As I wrote the title of this blog I can’t quite believe that it has already been 9 weeks since I have been treating my fibromyalgia through changes in my diet. What initially started out as cutting out anything artificial and processed, has evolved into also cutting out gluten, dairy, and on most days refined sugar (although I do allow myself to have the occasional treat!). I have also learnt to embrace anti inflammatory foods, a series of which I have started writing about within this blog (see posts about ACV and Alliums). Through these simple changes I have noticed a marked difference in my energy levels, my skin, hair and nails, my pain levels, and my resistance to bugs. My fibromyalgia related bowel symptoms have also pretty much cleared up, with the odd exception.
What has also been great about cutting out the nasties from my diet (as I refer to them), is that I no longer have to worry about how much I eat. Which is good because I love eating. I’ve been eating more in quantity of food than I ever used to eat and in 9 weeks I have lost 17lbs without even trying, even with all the cake! My appetite is also more under control without the rollercoaster of blood sugars surging through my body, which is simply down to the changes. My body is working better, feeling better, and ad someone who has always struggle with body image, I’ll never pass up a compliment or two when they come my way.
So here’s to another week of good eating and a healthier future. This week is a bit heavy on the breakfast front, only because I’ve been really enjoying it this week, will work on sharing more lunches and dinners net week!
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