Food is the best medicine of all! I am a living example of what eating nutritious food can do for health. In October 2011 I stopped eating all grains, refined sugar, legumes, veg and seed oils and white potatoes. I eat protein, local grass fed and finished, vegetables that are local and or organic and some fruit. My sweetener is raw honey and I drink lots of clean water.
Back when I began this journey I was 60 pounds heavier, had knees that killed me and just did not feel good in general. Now I feel great!!! Lots of energy, knees feel great and am so thankful to be very well indeed!!!
BTW...I am 62 and so happy to be feeling so good!!
I couldn't agree more Sharron. For the last two years I have followed a similar diet to yours and the results on my health have been amazing! I feel and look years younger, have healed, lost weight without trying and now have settled at a weight my body likes. Slowly, and only in small amounts, I am adding back in a few grains like rice and double sugars like maple syrup and my body seems fine with that.
Sometimes I wonder if it is cutting out the GMO's and processed foods entirely that made the biggest difference. I ate very little of that before though, following a 90% or so Weston Price style of eating.
I share this with everyone who will listen and my health is the best advertisement but I find so many who are still stuck in the USDA way of eating and my experiences seem impossible to them.
posted 8 years ago
Very good job Rebecca! I love being healthy! We eat no grains at all. They cause inflammation, especially gluten grains a.d are not nutritiousnutritious. Yes, we use raw honey and maple syrup.
this is awesome to hear, both sharon and rebecca! great to hear that your food choices are working for you.
i've had a similar experience....
for years i was vegetarian, and always extremely introverted and nervous and shy around people. i had pretty low self esteem, and just felt stressed all the time.
long story short, i read nourishing traditions. when i decided to put a little butter into my diet, everything changed! suddenly i had energy, a better mood, higher self esteem, and more confidence.
i'm still more introverted, of course, but i can relax about it! my mind is more free now, and my relationships are being strengthened.
all of my friends and family have commented on how good i look (or sound, if we're talking on the phone)!!
as a side note....
i'm 19, just a few years younger and experiencing tooth decay.
i thought my diet was great, until i did some further research, and found that i just had too many nuts, legumes, and dried fruit in my diet (things that block nutrient absorption) - and not enough animal!
now that i'm making a conscious effort to health my teeth through food, i'm finding that my body wants what it needs. never thought i'd have such intense cravings for liver
one of my teeth is less sensitive now than it was, so i'm holding onto hope!
cheers to good health!
the least change for the greatest effect!
posted 8 years ago
Meredith, you have come so far and done so well!!! So happy for you!! Good for you to cut out dried fruit too! The sugar in dried fruit is way to condensed in my opinion and I only eat 1 or 2 servings of fresh fruit each day as well and just a few nuts. It does take a lot of reading and some time to fine tune our healthy diets and I believe we will be learning for a long time to come which is way fun!!! Another wonderful book that is full of great information is called It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig....a must read for us folks looking to be healthy for years to come. Keep on learning and being healthy!!!
It's so awesome to have found so many people with stories similar to mine!
In 2010, I weighed about 193 lbs - at the ripe age of 25. I started getting cavities like they were going out of style, I had crazy IBS that I was too embarrassed to talk to a doctor about, I was thoroughly addicted to food, especially gluten and sugar, and I was setting myself up to get Type 2 diabetes, just like my obese mother.
I had developed heart palpitations back in college, and again, was too embarrassed to talk to a doctor about it - I had a pretty severe doctor phobia at the time. I can remember stepping on the scale at the cardiologist's office and tearing up...I couldn't believe I had recklessly eaten my way to such a weight.
After learning that my heart is sound and fine, and after a few health scares with my husband, we radically changed our diet. We latched on to the Paleo diet. Hubby lost 50 lbs - I lost 25. It was so awesome how healthy we got just by getting rid of all the crap proccessed foods in our life.
But I was still having cavity issues. I didn't realize it would take so long to reverse 25 years a bad eating (duh...). Anyways, I found WAPF as I researched ways to heal my teeth, and I've been a die hard fan ever since.
Keep up the awesome work everybody! Woo, healthy eating!
posted 8 years ago
Sasha, you have done a great work.it is so good to be healthy. Keep up the great diet and move your body!