Guest Becky1971 Posted November 8, 2014 Share Posted November 8, 2014 Hi there! I'm Becky and I'm thrilled to be here! I just finished reading It Starts With Food.. A fantastic book. I have known for several years that food has a huge impact on my hormones, and my emotions and so forth, so it was exciting to have confirmation of that and have it all cleared up for me as to why. Six years ago I decided to take control of my eating, I got healthy in the end had lost 60 pounds. 3 years in I started having issues with gluten, so I took that out of what I ate, as time went on it became dairy, soy, nuts, etc. Eventually I was told about Fodmaps and I followed that, what a difference it made. However, I still struggled with inflammation, I even had to have a brain MRI as my DR thought for sure I had MS. Five months ago we bought a store, and my life has been turned upside down, I have failed to stay on track and now eat all kinds of junk food. When I was doing FODMaps, I had to cut out many vegetables I had grown to love, and then I had Gallbladder surgery last year, so more food was cut out. I lived for 6 months on egg whites, Very lean chicken, banana, rice cereal for most of the time because of all the issues.It's been a very long time since I have been able to make any sense out of what my body is accepting of and what it isn't. So I have been trying to eat based on Fodmaps, Anti inflammatory diet, food sensitivities and allergies, as well as staying away from migraine triggers, and things that shifted my moods and eating low fat because of the pain from gallbladder removal. So I suppose it's no wonder that with some added stress, I lost complete traction and jumped right back into comfort foods and such. So I read this book, and I feel like magic is about to happen. I have already begun making changes based on the book and am happy with them, but I still struggle with my "vices" although I did go five days without them while reading the book. I'm so tired of this battle, I want to feel healthy again, I want to feel good about making the right choices for my body and mind. I am loving eating more vegetables again. I'm excited about this journey I am about to fully commit to, but I also know that It's hard to do alone, so here I am! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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