laodamaren Posted February 22, 2016 Share Posted February 22, 2016 Hey fellow whole30'ers! This would mark the first time I do a whole30 (even though it will turn out to be more of a whole60).I am currently a student at the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands and I am working hard to get my degree in Mining Engineering. It's tough, challenging and totally worth the effort. Now - I have been hypothyroid for years due to an impaired gut and overall fatigue (had a burn-out, suffered from anxiety,..) and slowly it has stabilised, leaving me feeling happy and healthy right now. I've been eating a paleo diet for most of the time, given that it improved my gut so much, but the reason of going from there to a full Whole30 lifestyle is much more profound. Basically, 2 things.First of all, I am quitting my thyroid hormones (slowly, steadily) as my doctor recommended because my values are perfect right now and there's no reason for me to stay on hormonal treatment. YAY! To make this go as smoothly as possible, because obviously certain organs need to start waking up again, I think the Whole30 will keep me hormonally balanced the most.Secondly, I am a traveller at heart, but those months of physical illness didn't allow me to travel much. I have well compensated by now, but a few weeks ago I did something I had been dreaming of for years: I booked a flight to Kazakhstan, for a month of trekking through it as well as Uzbekistan. I am OVERLY excited and my adventurous spirit is very thankful for this decision I made (If you're curious, I also hold a travel blog where you can follow these adventures - huntingrarities.wordpress.com)I set a goal for myself, where I want to be medication-free and strong before I take off in July. This means: a COMPLETELY healed gut, no more skin rashes, feeling good about myself mentally (Backpacking alone in those countries requires good mental strength) and not fearing about food choices on the way. Healing my gut means partially getting rid of food sensitivities (of which I have a ton now..) so I can enjoy my travels without having to think about food in the first place. Today is day 2, and in the comments I will start logging from yesterday Cheers! Andrea Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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