So one of the things I like to do in the office is truly try out everything we recommend to patients on ourselves. To truly be able to recommend certain things, you need to have experienced it firsthand to truly appreciate how a certain product, cleanse, or system works.
Recently (back in the spring) I started one of these type of trials with a “high fat, high protein” type of diet to see how my body would fare on this. The proponents of this type of diet claim that eating high amounts of fat will help you to lose weight and help your body flourish and that you will reach your health goals faster being on this type of nutritional regiment. After several months on this protocol, I have gained about 30 lbs (not muscle mind you!) and have NOT been able to drop any weight to save my life. I’ve had problems with blood sugar balancing in the past and since doing this type of diet, my blood sugar has been the most unstable it has ever been. I either feel really good, or terrible, but there’s no in between.
So what I’ve decided to do is to go the complete opposite and see how I do. I’m going to be following a complete vegan, 85% Raw/15% cooked diet from Hallelujah Acres. I have an accountability partner/coach to help me along the way to keep me motivated and I’m going to do their 60 Day Challenge. I was going to wait to blog about any of this until the end or at least the middle, but I decided to blog along the way so you can track how the diet is going and the changes I either see or don’t see. Now Cindy and I don’t recommend or endorse a total vegan lifestyle 100% of the time, but as a recovery diet, you can see amazing changes so we’ll see how it goes.
So since my diet changes in the spring, I am currently 5’6″ tall and I weigh in at 225 pounds. That’s pushing about 28% body fat right now. NOT GOOD!! I’m tired all the time (going to bed around 9:15-9:30, plus needing naps), cranky around meals (hypoglycemia), short tempered, and absolutely nothing in my closet fits at all. I’ve been working out (cardio with weight training) a few days a week for the past couple months and haven’t lost a pound! So I’m ready for a change…..my BODY is ready for a change.
So you guys are my support group as I spill my guts about how I’m feeling, how it’s going, and what happens in the end. Wish me luck!!