Just 35 Days Later
In just a little over a month my eyes have been opened big. Who knew that diet alone could play such a big role in drastically reducing my chronic pain. I’m not talking about because of any weight loss. I had already lost 30 pounds prior to starting this elimination diet. Even after maintaining my body’s ideal weight for over 8 months straight. It never did anything significant for reducing my pain.
However, once I wholeheartedly started my present diet my life quickly changed. There’s no doubt that what you eat impacts the chaos within your body. As long as I stay strictly within the lines of this diet I’m nearly 75 percent better then just 35 days ago. The moment I get away from this discipline my nerve wrecked body begins to melt in just a matter of hours. Maybe we are actually what we eat.
Anyone who has watched my journey up close can see the drastic difference in me. Before I was barely hanging on. Fighting everyday to have the ability to focus. Now, I’m not afraid of crashing anytime. I can maintain focus daily. Before my mind couldn’t get off the pain and my nervous system crashed weekly. Now, I’m living with consistent quality moments and I’ve never crashed while sticking to the daily plan.
Has it been easy? Absolutely not! Has it been worth it? Absolutely yes! It’s not what I would have chosen to do. However, if through this God can give me a better life. I’m willing to maintain this discipline until the day I die. The past 35 days I’ve only been eating fruits, veggies, nuts, lean meats and beans. I’ve been staying away from corn, dairy, eggs, gluten grains, white table sugar, shellfish, soy, beef, pork, processed meats, coffee, tea, and chocolate.
Today, I’m officially adding back to my diet eggs, cheese, corn, shrimp, and lean beef. I’m going to add these back one by one to see how my body responds. But, I have no doubt that white sugar, artificial sweeteners and caffeine create havoc quickly inside my body. Maybe there’s other foods on my elimination list that are keeping me sane. All I know is this diet has change my life completely. Anyone’s health would change for the better eating this way.
“You say, “I am allowed to do anything”–but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”–but not everything is beneficial.”1 Corinthians 10:23