"When people complain they want to eat like a normal person, I say fine, then you will be sick like a normal person".
I read this quote before I started my anti-inflammatory diet and it has stuck with me since then.
Walking into a grocery store is overwhelming because 90% of the food offered isn't something I can have.
Isn't that crazy?? Most of the food we eat is processed and sugar/salt/fat filled. Don't get me wrong, before I was forced to eat this way, I thought I ate healthy.... but I also had my bowl of mac and cheese and my Rocky Road ice cream every once in a while.
Eating 100% fresh food is hard. It's expensive. It's time consuming. and it's not as fun. Do I feel like superwoman with tons of energy and beautiful hair and skin? nope. My hair is dry, I'm breaking out like a 15 year old and I still have to be in bed by 9. That being said, I haven't stressed over eating too much and I haven't had to "watch what I eat" (which sounds weird because I actually have to watch everything I eat...but you know what I mean). Eating this way takes away the food guilt and the food pleasure.
I know I will see results and get feeling better soon...
It takes time and planning. I spend my evenings before bed getting my meals ready for the next day. As you know, I am not the biggest fan of cooking. Before this whole thing started I actually spent more and more time in the kitchen and started to enjoy myself...now all that progress is gone..I hate it all over again!
Needless to say this situation has drastically changed my life...I'm not asking for sympathy, I just want to share my story!