Have you ever woke up with a hang over? You know the feeling – cotton mouth, head pounding and wanting to explode if you move the wrong way. Your stomach was bloat and you weren’t sure if you would feel better if you puked. You just wanted to curl up in bed and forget the day existed. Little did I know that making substantial changes in my food choices would produce such an overwhelming response from my body. Nine months ago I made a lot of changes to the way I eat. I eliminated milk/dairy, substantially reduced gluten and practically eliminated sugar (chocolate covered almonds my weakness). I have been in a good place for some time now and continue to practice good habits. My neighbor was wanting ice cream and asked if I wanted to go for a quick ride, I thought it was much better than a drink – but little did I know how much I would pay for it later. A double scoop, chocolate and chocolate chip tasted oh so good, or did it.
The morning after eating a double scoop of ice cream became a teachable moment I will never forget! I would have sworn I had finished 2 pitchers of margaritas I felt so bad. I realized that in just that moment of indulgence, I consumed over 27 grams of sugar (21 grams too many!!) it was such a shock to my body. Then combined with dairy – my body went into inflammation overload. Inflammation, bloating, gas constipation a full on attacked – I hated how I felt and nothing I did worked. When I work with clients, my first question is what have your eaten? What we put into our body really affects everything! I ask my clients what did you eat for breakfast … simple enough ~ I get all kinds of answers but once you understand balanced eating there is no other way!
I flooded my body with water. I tried to exercise but felt sluggish and had a bloated belly for days. Sadly, it took me almost 4-5 days to feel human again. I never realize how bad I felt on a daily basis when I approached food and eating from a different perspective, I ate a lot of dairy, yogurt ~ it doesn’t work for me. I am a consummate chocoholic; M&M’s were always available – but cut that out. Pasta had always been a staple for me, not anymore! The foods we consume and the choices we make shape our bodies and cause a lot of havoc on our digestive, immune systems and waist lines … until we make major changes we will never know what good feels like. And I realized what one sweet indulgent can and did do to kick my butt! It was not worth it ~ I am a sexy passionate creative woman! Can you make major changes and reshape your body mind and soul? Let me help!