12 Weeks Out - Listen to your gut
Listen to your gut, it always knows what your head hasn't figured out yet...
While I have been sticking to a regimented plan of turkey, cod, rice, oatmeal, egg whites, spinach, almonds and green beans, I was surprised to find that I wasn't feeling better or cutting as much weight as my friends with similar goals and meal plans. I wasn't eating dairy, cut out processed foods, alcohol, gluten and even my delicious chocolate shakes! For those of you who think that is crazy, I did too, but I was I willing to make the sacrifice because I thought I was going to make some major headway. And to be fair, I did make some progress, but something was off.
I felt like I was doing everything right, but the weird thing was I wasn't dropping a lot of weight OR feeling better. I was experiencing bloating, cramping, headaches, and brain fog. Following my instincts, I decided to get a food intolerance test to see if I could verify if I was working against myself and here are the results.
I was shocked, but then again, they always say ‘listen to your gut.’ In most scenarios, my body was telling me what to eat and what to avoid, but I would gobble it down anyway because I was willing to do what was necessary to reach my goals. But after 6 weeks of indigestion, my body feels like it's been run over by truck. I'm feeling really worn out and my GI tract needs a break. So this week is my time to slow down, reconfigure, and detox.
I am in the process of recreating my meal plan, reducing inflammation and getting healthy. Hopefully, in a few months, once my body has healed I can slowly reintroduce these foods back into my diet.