It is amazing how you can think that you are a healthy person until you make a major change and notice how sick you actually were. Recently, I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to try and help with my digestion. It basically calls for you to get rid of carbs, sugars, soys, etc. Basically, it is a return to a healthy diet before processed foods. I always thought about this, but thought that I was eating healthy enough.
I was wrong.
My body has been going through a change for the last week. My food diet has drastically changed. I have also cut back on my coffee intake (I really didn’t drink much before, but now I have to weaken it). I have cut back my drinking. ( I honestly would have 3 drinks a day over the span of 3-10pm). This didn’t mean that I was drunk every day, but it would mean that my body had to deal with alcohol 3 times. I limit it now to two, (one as a chill out method after work or a project and one with dinner). I see myself slimming this down even more because I now feel that it doesn’t make me feel better. I like feeling good. I may start replacing drinking alcohol with smoothies instead.
I turned 30 this year and it has made me look at things in a drastically different way. I notice that my body has finally started to change and I have gained some weight. I think the major thing though is that my body just doesn’t want to take in anymore of what I have been eating. I think the way my body has dealt with this is to deal with it awkwardly in my gut. I have a spot on my leg that my nurse sister thinks is psyrisis. My back was killing me. At 30, I felt like I was already 70.
Lets now jump to how I feel after my diet has changed drastically. My back did hurt for a few days, but after reading some other people’s experiences with the diet this is how their body deals with getting rid of things. I feel a change. I am not completely out of the beginning stages and do still have some problems. I am just reminded that I need to take things slower and start gradually introducing new things into my diet. I am basically healing my gut with food. It is not with drugs, but with something that helps my entire body.
I have dealt with depression for years. I live in Portland, Oregon and we get no sun all winter. This has really affected this. I look at it now as my body wasn’t getting what it needed and this just made me feel bad. With this new diet and starting to exercise, I feel better already. I feel as if I am finally getting my body to the state it should have been years ago.
I have already noticed that I have lost some weight. I was able to wear a pair of jeans properly that I haven’t been able to do in a long time. This honestly is my first ever diet, but it is more than that. This is a diet to heal myself and I can’t really see going back. Noticing how everything now has “other” items added, I don’t want to eat it. I may have a craving now and then, but I don’t want to fill my body with crap anymore.
I now look at being in the kitchen as the only way that I can eat. I will eventually be able to eat more things, but for now, I am limited. I feel that limitations though can make you more creative. I am enjoying this new challenge.
It made quite a bit of yogurt, but I eat it every day. This means that I going to be making it close to every week. I know that it is good for me and it will become a routine.