I feel like I should identify my way of eating as “non processed” instead of low carb these days, but nonetheless, this is the first time in the 35 years of my life that I actually ever turned a “diet” into a lifestyle change. It’s officially been 6 months as I began this journey in early October 2017!
As many of you know, I have a history of experimenting with low carb eating but it wasn’t until my fertility doctor recommended this way of eating to improve egg quality in our IVF cycle that I ever really fully stuck to it to fully feel the benefits and get into the best shape of my life.
These days, I do occasionally eat gluten free carbs such as potatoes and rice, but I mostly stick to protein, veggies and fat. I crave these foods honestly. My body no longer wants processed junk, although I do occasionally break from my standards. Cadbury Creme Eggs really got to me this Easter season!
But my body seems to no longer tolerate gluten without undergoing stomach pain so it keeps me away from these processed foods. I also haven’t had a Diet Coke in 6 months! I no longer eat for the sake of eating or to fill a void. I eat real food, and I eat when I’m truly hungry, not just because the clock says its mealtime.
Looking back on my life, I really tried every diet imaginable.
Dieting for me has always not been about weight though, although that’s obviously a big component of it. It’s about feeling strong and feeling like I can control my urges, feel healthy, and in control of my life. I finally feel that way over the past six months, and that’s an indescribable feeling.
The message behind this blog is NOT that low carb is the answer for everyone. Not everything is for everyone. I found what works for me. Have you found what works for you, and makes you feel healthy and your best self???