I was thinking today about how different my life is from just 6 months ago. 6 months ago I decided to give up grain. I started doing research to back my decision and it lead me down a road I never thought I could follow. I went from a bread loving, beer drinking, cheese eating Wisconsin gal to a broccoli eating, herb tea drinking, coconut oil pulling Paleo gal.
I have learned about supplements and am developing a better understanding of why I’m taking them and which ones are quality and which ones are not. My latest is Green Pasture Blue Ice Cod Liver Oil .
I focus on eating nutrient dense foods rather than calories. I eat fat! and lots of it. My favorite is bacon and avocados, not at the same time but… hmm that might be good. I eat liver once a week (yuck, yuck, yuck-still looking for a way to eat and enjoy it)
I make all my own toothpaste, deodorant, dish soap, dishwasher soap and cleaning products. I was making my own lotion but this winter has been so harsh, over 50 days with below 0* temperatures that I had to resort back toVanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream .
I drink one cup of coffee a day verses 1 pot, I haven’t had a beer in 4 months, wine in 3 weeks and these were weekly staples. I drink more herbal tea than I can ever remember and started to drink more water, not a fan.
What has all this done for me? I’ll be honest, not as much as I had hoped. I do feel better but I’m more sensitive to some foods that didn’t bother me before, chocolate 🙁 and eggs. I have lost about 5 pounds but I still feel swollen and bloated. I do sleep better, especially since I don’t let the dogs sleep on my bed any more.
I know too much to ever go back to how I use to eat but this healing process is taking a long time.
I am now researching life style, like meditation, exercise, and fun but this winter, with the cold weather, is starting to take a toll on me. The last thing I want to do when I get home and am freezing is change into work out clothes, so I don’t.