Things are going great on my "Resolve to Evolve" plan, which consists of a very high raw lifestyle. I just finished up my 4th week on this 11 week commitment to myself. I am so glad I decided to join because being accountable has really helped me along! No, it has not always been easy all the time, but nothing worthwhile generally is. The first week was the hardest with intense carbohydrate cravings (Thank you Ella for talking me through those transitional freak-outs)! I believe I have some internal candida issues contributing to these carb cravings as well as some emotional food addiction issues. We will get more in-depth on these topics in the future. Both my boys have these candida issues as well, which we discovered through lab work. They both see a DAN (Defeat Autism Now!) M.D. My oldest son has high-functioning Autism & my youngest son A.D.H.D. & dyslexia. Gut issues are prevalent with spectrum kids. Both my boys have tons of food allergies as well, linked to leaky gut from the candida. We have seen huge improvements with our boys on the D.A.N. protocol & highly recommend it to any parents of spectrum children.
After my first week back on raw it did get easier... my stomach shrinking, appetite decreasing & less cravings. So at the end of my 1st month I've seen many positive changes including:
*loss of 12 pounds (down one jean size)
*huge improvement in my depression & anxiety (I was able to stop taking my daily 5-htp, haven't needed any for weeks now)!
*less pain with my injured right arm (which I pulled over a year ago!)
I'm really thrilled with how it's been going thus far! I'm really looking forward to what the next month brings.
Oh the photo above is, "Savory Nut Cheese Stuffed Endive", a recipe from Penni Shelton's "Resolve to Evolve" recipe book. It was so tasty & satisfying and most importantly easy to make!
Stay warm friends! It's freezing here in the big D.
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