Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 8 Energy Where Art Thou?

Day 8 and I do think the official carb flu has hit!  I was very tired today.  While, I do eat veggies, my carb intake has decreased as sugar intake (and its substitutes) decreased. I noticed over the last few days, my vegetable intake has not been that high so I needed to alter this a bit.

With this being said, I ate nothing but vegetables and added some fruit  from lunch to the end of the day and the energy did pick up a little.  I'm not bouncing off the walls, but I can think again!  I do love brain function!  Living in brain fog is by no means fun but I DO think it's a necessary component for some people.  Those who are coming off high carbs and sugars in the forms of grains, table sugar and processed food.  They may have to make a little sacrifice to detox themselves of these toxins, but this detox will help them to reduce their sugar cravings and help to abandon emotional attachments with food. This all goes back to how sugar effects brain function.  Sugar is a foreign substance - a drug - that needs to be eliminated from ones system and withdrawals do occur.  Rest assure, this process does pass and boundless energy does return.

I have to say, I got a little excited today, exchanging paths with someone who use to have Raynauds disease.  I have this too and it really is a nuisance!  Basically, I'm allergic to cold weather.  When I get cold, my hands and feet become completely white, dead-like even.  They hurt.  Blood does not circulate to the tips of my joints. This fellow "Primal",  stated he no longer has Raynauds as an effect of his new lifestyle.

While health, previous intestinal issues, energy, brain function and sugar cravings are my main reasons for eating this clean, this is yet ANOTHER reason to keep moving forward.  Eating healthy really is a cure-all.  (ok...not all but a cure-to many many pains and illnesses)

Let me tell you how my passion with health really grew and took off to be where it is today.  I've always been into sports, athletic and interested in health to some degree, however, not until college did this become an obsession.  You see, I started to get extreme intestinal issues.  I had SEVERE episodes that you may not even be able to stomach the description if I gave you one.  But know this. The pain of the episodes were one of thinking I was dieing.  The timing, was always unknown and I became scared to leave my home.  I went from doctor to doctor, in which no one listened or even really seemed to care.  I was young, looked healthy.  There couldn't possibly be anything wrong with me.  They gave me pills to try.  They TOLD me what my symptoms were instead of LISTENING to what I had to say.  I got frustrated.  I began to do research of my own.  I found out that friends had similar issues.  I changed my diet based on my research and helped many friends with their issues.  I haven't had an episode in years and began a life of helping to heal others with diet change.
I continue to research and with each finding, I find more proof that backs up clean eating.  Getting rid of most grains (intestinal issues), I have healed myself of one illness.....NOW, eliminating sugar (cravings, mind control, obesity, many diseases) and processed food (poison, yet another contributor to illnesses, obesity and hormone imbalances).   ....CAN this heal my Raynauds?  Can I play in the cold once again?

I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Going Strong....ALL DAY LONG!


Anonymous Danielle said...

I also have intestinal issues and the only thing the doctors have told me is that my food doesn't digest properly. So it just sits there which causes the pain. That's all the info I received. So do you think clean eating will help with that issues?!

April 13, 2011 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Caroline Brown X3 Sports Nutrition said...

Frustrating isn't it? I'd love to see what you are eating and see how I can help! Feel free to give me a call and let's schedule a time chat!

April 13, 2011 at 4:44 PM  

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