This post was written by Tracy Lynn. Please update us! Hope everything is going well! If you’re still super thirsty at night, try cutting back on the salt.
“I am a 44 year old woman. I have never had an issue with weight and am taking on this WOE for specific health issues that have derailed my life….which I believe come down to the gut. I have literally SUFFERED since I was about 18 or 19 with chronic daily painful IBS and the complete inability to have regular (or any BM’s) at all regardless of what I ate. This made me extremely/overly conscious of everything I ate and from that young age, I developed an unhealthy relationship with food based on what I “could” and “couldn’t” eat…. my safe foods weren’t even safe for me. If anything at all they didn’t hurt me further but they certainly didn’t help either.
Throughout the years I have done hundreds of cleanses, coffee enemas, colonics, and supplements.
I always ate a clean diet and went organic as much as possible. I have actually always been a fan of the keto and paleo diets but even those didn’t make a dent. All the vegetables sent me to bed at the end of the day with a bloated belly and feeling waterlogged.
I have Hashimoto’s likely due to chronic stress from years running my own business for 15 years and being unhappy with the work I do, leaving an abusive marriage, over exercising (running/training, etc.) and clearly not eating the proper diet to heal my gut. Four years ago I experienced perioral dermatitis and although that resolved itself, I still battle dry skin and when I break out, it can take WEEKS to heal. I also have had on and off amenorrhea which started around the same time my digestive stuff started which was when I started to have sensitive skin. I know it’s connected.
I have a lot of anxiety as well and I simply never just feel “right.” I never feel refreshed and pumped up.
Although I am only on day 3 of my experience, I literally have no bloating. I never realized by displacing all the veggies I eat how much meat this body can eat….and can actually love. I, in just 3 days, feel a sense of calm. Must be all the B vitamins. I have not noticed a big difference yet in my digestion in terms of elimination but I also don’t have the debilitating bloating.
My sleep has been deeper the past few nights, however, I’m waking up really thirsty. Not sure why…. I salt but I don’t over salt
My skin seems to be less inflamed and seems to be evening out.
I am still taking some supplements to help with the anxiety (Dr. Berg’s Adrenal/Cortisol Formula) and I do take sublingual CBD oil.
I’m not hungry between my meals. I only eat twice a day.
At first, it was my intention to go for a week. But I really think I need to give it a month.
It will make this transition in my life so much easier if I go longer so I don’t question the process.
Ironically I’m not even missing the vegetables but I do think I would like to bring back a few green veggies like asparagus, broccoli, and zucchini….NO SALADS….they kill me (apparently.)
I basically started this as an antihistamine diet and opted to just go all in.
Anyway, it’s very early in and I’m feeling relaxed which is huge….. so I will send a follow in a month.
Thank you for setting up this platform for all of us….. it’s a blessing.