I've written about how the birth of my son changed my diet (life) due to his eczema and how cutting out diary reversed his symptoms and mine too (you can read more about that here).
What I haven't written much about is how it started my change towards feeling so much happier.
After many months of chronic sleep deprivation in the early days of motherhood I was suffering with severe stress and adrenal fatigue. I didn't know it at the time but the food I was eating was hurting me. I had already cut out dairy completely but after reading a book by Rich Roll called Finding Ultra I decided to start adding in green smoothies to my diet. If he could run a ultra marathon purely fuelled by plants, then I knew what I had to do! Because lets face it, motherhood is like running a marathon every-single-day.
Little by little I started to notice that I was dealing with my day to day life with much more ease, my mood was level and I had loads of energy.
I also started to lose my baby weight, my skin began to clear up and I literally couldn't believe the difference these foods I was adding in were making.
I now realise that my gut bacteria was healing and changing and I began to crave healthier foods. My poor food choices were dropping by the way. It definitely wasn't an overnight change, but instead a slow and steady process of trial and error. I noticed that the good food made me feel good and the bad food made me feel like shit.
The difference I felt in myself propelled me to retrain to be a yoga teacher and now I'm a qualified Clinical Nutritionist who specialises in Plant Based Nutrition. I love it!
I feel so empowered that I want to help you realise that you don't have to be locked in your mental and physical prison anymore, either. There is a way out! You don't have to feel like crap every day!
There are 3 things I suggest you do:
1 - Drink a green smoothie every single day. Please don't believe the fear about fruit and sugar. It's not true. It will not make you fat and it will not rot your teeth.
2 - Meditate and/or practice yoga and/or exercise. Ideally all 3 but start with one. The meditation will help you with those looping, self-hating thoughts.
3 - Find out what you love doing. If you don't know what that is, then try something new every month until you find something that you do love.
If you still want some more help, then I am running a series of workshops from January 2018 to help you on your journey to be the best version of you. If you'd like more info on them, please click here.
Even in the moments when you doubt yourself, I do not for one moment doubt how magnificent and wonderful you are. The light inside of you shines strongly.
Quote of the day: Start where you are, use what you've got and do what you can.
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