This morning I woke up with a ton of energy at 4:30, ready to take on the day.. so I listened to my body and got up. I've been feeling so good lately inside and out so I thought I'd weigh myself just to see what changes I had made and low and behold I had lost 6 lbs since i was diagnosed with Celiac 6 days ago! all thanks to the Paleo Life style that I have started living.
Some other changes that I have noticed is how calm I feel and patient. Over the past few months I noticed I was getting angrier all the time. I was always mad at what other people were doing and didnt know why. Since changing the way I eat I feel like my mind is so much more clear. I can rationally work through problems and I have so much more motivation to do things. I want to work out now. I want to spend time with people. I enjoy going outside for a walk in the snow and getting fresh air. I feel like the weight loss is just a bonus.
For those of you who don't know what Paleo is well a week ago I didnt either. Basically you eat the food that your body was designed to eat- Meat, Veggies,Fruit, and Nuts/seeds. Paleo is also referred to as the Caveman Diet or the hunter/gatherer diet. I dont like thinking of it as a diet though because it is not a quick fix that you do and then quit. In my case, having Celiac I physically cant have Gluten which is in almost everything! so that cuts out a lot but with the Paleo Lifestyle I don't eat starches or dairy either.
I think the common misconception is that I must be starving all the time. That is not the case at all. I feel way more free now to eat when I want to. if I'm hungry I listen to my body and get something.. the difference is I dont run for a chocolate bar or a a sandwhich. I grab some carrots or walnuts or an orange. I never feel guilty after or bloated or like I need to run 5 miles to burn off what I just ate. I just feel good. I feel like I can take on the world.. cheesy but true. I love myself more, and I feel like I can love others more because of that.
I feel like for a long time I have had a hard time finding the self discipline to become the person I wanted to be and now I almost feel blessed that this trial has come into my life because it has given me the strength and courage to be the person I want to and am meant to be!