Good things have a way of showing up.
Sometimes they just land in your lap
and stare you down.
They call out
Time to rethink, reframe, restart.
Well, this happened to me.
A very good friend of mine asked me to join her for a 5 week class called the
Kathy Abascal of Vashon Island here near Seattle.
Really, I had no idea what it was but, what I did know is that I don't spend enough time with my good friend, so I am in for the classes. Its my chance to be with my friend. Sometimes we just need to do that.
The first class was on Sunday January 15.
I had no idea that what I was signing up for was a 5 week diet plan that helps quiet inflammation in the body. Now, do I need this? Don't feel like I have many issues that would need such a diet, but I'm on board.
Why not? ..Really..
The first 3 weeks is called the elimination phase:
There are food ratio components (very simple), eating 5 times a day, no proportion limits (good)
but the biggies are
no wheat, no diary, no sweeteners, no dried corn products, no artificial stuff and...
I admit totally that I enjoy my wine in the evening. So, the last one seemed the toughest next to no bread and no yogurt. Staples for me.
I officially started on Monday
Had to diligently read ingredient labels because it is really eye-opening to see what is in our food.
Has been a little weird to not have wine to wind down. But, I am rediscovering other things to sip in the evening.
I'm a week into this and finding
that YES, I really do need something like this.
My energy level has gone up huge since starting. I feel better already and am sleeping better.
I don't have a feel for other benefits yet but I have a feeling they will show themselves.
It seems pretty apparent to me already, that something I eat daily is dragging me down. I won't know what it is until I move on to week 4 when we start adding things back in and testing for sensitivities.
I'm not pushing the diet here.
I'm just sharing my experience.
Its interesting for me because I feel like I eat pretty well, I exercise, I have a few vices... but we all do.
Its interesting because I am feeling better in just a few days.
I'll keep sharing.