My lifestyle has changed. I have to be gluten-free for at least six months and I’m supposed to limit dairy. My naturopath told me this a couple of weeks ago. Turns out I have a gluten intolerance. I also had a lot of yeast in my stomach which I am being treated for (sorry if that was too much information). Yeast can cause sugar cravings because that’s what it feeds on. I was also very low in vitamin D which can explain the lack of energy I had been experiencing. I am taking Dr. suggested supplements.
Benefits of My Change in Lifestyle
My husband has similar issues so we get to be on this new lifestyle together which makes it easier. So far, my sugar cravings have gotten considerably fewer. I used to get skin irritations from allergies. I have gotten fewer of those, too. My husband tells me I hardly snore anymore! The most exciting side effect of this new lifestyle is the fact that my body is reshaping itself. My clothes are fitting better. The scale doesn’t show significant weight loss, yet, but muscles are getting more pronounced and fat seems to be melting away daily. I’ve gotten more active, but I don’t feel like I have to do very much to see this wonderful change! I finally feel like I am getting more energy as well.
Sometimes I think about what I’m not supposed to eat and start to feel a bit melancholy, but then I think about all the benefits from not eating those foods. It’s an awesome trade-off! I wouldn’t want to go back to the size I used to be just so my taste buds can be happy for a few minutes.
I have a tendency to be an emotional eater. I have learned to put more importance on other things than eating. I am starting to think about food in a different way. I think about how the right foods benefit my body.
I am also more involved in other activities than eating. I have taken up bike riding. My husband recently bought us beautiful new bikes. We have gone on several shorter rides. I’m working up to longer rides. My goal is to be able to comfortably ride around the city.
We don’t have cable anymore. I no longer sit in front of the tv and eat for comfort. I feel happier and even more passionate about life with this new lifestyle. I feel more confident about my body which gives me more confidence about myself and my abilities. It’s so much more fun to go shopping at a non plus size store and have most items look good on me that I try on.
I’m so happy that my husband and I get to share in this healthier lifestyle. It is helping both of us be the best we can be!
Join me on my journey to better health and leave your encouraging thoughts below.
Have a glorious day!