Dee55555

Amazing Non-Scale Victory

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I started my second Whole 30 July 10th as I had fallen off the wagon bad.  I knew I needed a reset.  On Day 15 I mistakenly ingested sugar in mustard and decided to start over. I'm not counting days anymore, but I do know my goal day is August 24. 

 

With all that being said you can decide how many days I have been on because it really doesn't matter except to speak to being on the Whole 30 and allergies.

 

I get monthly allergy shots as I can not even tell you how bad my allergies are.  I break out in hives often and lately my left eye has taken to being swollen shut on many, many days and I was using eye drops regularly to prevent it as allergy shots and meds don't help that.

 

Yesterday, I had my monthly 5 allergy shots and normally have huge reactions on my arms despite the fact that I have been getting allergy shots for almost 3 years now.  The reaction is all within what my doctor says is normal, but the site gets very itchy all day and usually red and slightly swollen.  Yesterday I got my shots in the morning and right before I went to bed I realized I had NO REACTION to the shots! I seriously couldn't believe it.  I hadn't been itchy all day and you couldn't even tell where I had received them.  Normally if I run my hand over my upper arm there are huge bumps and I had nothing. 

 

I'm not sure how the Whole 30 does this, but this is better than weight loss.  It is quality of life! I can't wait to see if it will help me heal all of my allergies permanently.

 

Thought I'd share in case anyone is suffering with allergies or has had a similar success I would love to hear!

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That is pretty awesome! There is a lot of thinking out there that gut health has a lot of impact on things like allergies, and so it may be that you are healing your gut? Not really a Whole 30 concept, but you might want to research GAPS and Autoimmune/Anti-Inflammatory diets.

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Great to hear! I have developed some kind of mystery allergy, and break out at least once a week in crazy itchy hives. I never used to be allergic to anything! But since my daughter was born 10 months ago, my health and fitness has really taken a back burner. One of my major motivations for this program is to get rid of the hives!!

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I am very happy to hear this as I have had Chronic Urticaria (hives) since 2002.  I am only on Day 6, but I'm hoping that my new way of eating will have some impact!

 

Thanks for sharing!

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This made me cry. Seriously. Quality of Life improved! SO happy for you! THAT is what it's all about. Me? Day 32 and going and going and going because life is so much better and so glad yours is too.

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