The Power of Whole Foods – And My BIG News!!
I’ve always known that eating healthy can prevent diseases and health problems. But, I had no idea the impact my eating healthy would have in REVERSING my health problems.
In 2012, I was told that I had to start taking thyroid medication for Hypothyroidism. This is when your thyroid is under active. I was sleeping all the time and couldn’t control my weight. This is a common thing for the women on my moms side of the family. This, sadly, didn’t spark my quest for proper nutrition and living a healthier lifestyle. It wasn’t until I was told I had skin cancer (Melanoma), that I began looking into what I was putting in my mouth.
Exercise had always been a huge part of my life. But my nutrition was so terrible! I ate to not feel hungry….and that was pretty much the extent to my thought process when making a meal for myself. It was usually something very quick and easy as I didn’t like to cook. Or spend a lot of money on food. I had a terrible relationship with food. With directly linking self worth to body size, and using restricted dieting as my way of achieving this, I hated food! I hated my body!
Oh man. So sad to see this is writing. But it is the blunt truth.
Ultimately, I decided to start focusing on my nutrition. First, I began looking into what foods could help prevent cancer, as this is what really scared me the most. Then, it just snow balled. I began to notice that it wasn’t JUST nutrition it was my way of thinking that was ultimately making me sick. I started questioning why I even hated my body to begin with? Where did that come from? I started to recognize eating patters, or should I say, non-eating patterns, during times of turmoil or stress in my life. This lead to taking all 3 levels of Reiki to heal myself from the inside out. And then… BOOM! This beautiful, healthy, white light of love surrounded me. I felt love. Self love. All my dimples…all my roles. None of that really matters anymore. My body is incredible. The things it can do when I put it to the test, the way it heals itself, all of the mind blowing organ systems working systematically to keep me trucking day in and day out. I mean WOW!
After that, nothing was more important than fueling my body with goodness! Healthy whole foods and lots of it! The more the better! I didn’t want to focus on calories or how much weight I would gain by doing so. I just wanted to eat. With no intention of restriction or caring of the consequences. MY GAWD HOW FREEING.
And the most awesome things have started to happen. My body weight hasn’t really changed as much as I thought it would. I have more energy, sleep like the dead, my hair grows like a weed, my skin…well its still dry. Who am I kidding, its Alberta! lol And to top it all off, my thyroid is kicking back in on its own!!! I mean, how freakin cool is that?!
I am literally reversing all the damage I did to my metabolism and thyroid from my terrible eating habits over the last 20 years. That’s right…reversing it. Whoot Whoot!
Please Please Please reach out if you are going through the same/similar thing! I would love to hear of your struggles with health and nutrition….AND the wins!
End rant. 🙂