TriciaC Posted September 7, 2015 Share Posted September 7, 2015 I joined this Sunday instead of on a Monday because I could not wait to get started. I am 53 years old with several illnesses. It seems the older I get, I keep adding another allegry to my list. A few years ago I was diagnoised with fibromyalgia and asthma. I also have stomach issues, which no doctor seems to understand. I have been on every diet ever imagined and lost/gained, but was starving. In fact, I started on a popular diet with ready-made meals and gained weight. I followed it strictly and by the time evening would come around I could have bitten my boyfriend's head off and possibly cooked it for dinner because I was cranky and hungry. I was to the point of giving up because of the pain and frustration. One day a few weeks ago I was eating my prepackaged meal while observing another fellow teacher eating meat with a huge salad and fruit. I thought "What's up with that". She looked so healthy and slim. I finally asked her if it was her metabalism that enabled her to eat so much. She said, "I have no Idea; I just eat real food." She also said she had no idea what she weighed and did not care. This lovely lady also mentioned a whole eating program that is not a diet. I just about flipped and began to mumble to old Atkins thing. She set me straight and so I began to research it. I am amazed about how much I lacked in understanding "food". I pride myself on my education, but in the area of food, I was ignorant. I am so grateful for getting "schooled" and am excited about my new life. It is early I know, but I have so much hope and am enjoying cooking again. The only question I have is "I feel as though I am eating a bunch of food, and I feel guilty for eating fat?" "Is this normal?" Thank you for reading my story. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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