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Why making healthy food choices could change your life!

Updated on July 7, 2016
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Brandi has been a stay at home mom for eleven years. She has a love for Thriller and mystery books, and just finished "All the Lost Souls"

A change for the better

It seems like everyone these days is onto a new life changing fad diet that you should try now! Take this pill, don't eat chocolate, only eat cabbage! Are you getting tired of all of these things being thrown in your face in order to loose weight? Well I am too! So here is the start of a new friendship. The start of actually eating healthy instead of following a fad diet and you know what....well it actually works. Why does it work? It works, because you are eating what you should be eating to begin with. The problem with all of our bodies; (this includes people who are gaining weight, people who are having stomach troubles, people who aren't sleeping well and your body just isn't what it should be people) is that we are eating fake food.

Why is this important to me? Well it all started last year in November when my stomach problems got way out of hand. I couldn't do anything without crippling anxiety over getting sick when we got there. I would have horrible stomach pains followed by all of those things nobody wants to talk about but I will. You see nothing is more uncomfortable than being constipated and feeling like you are going to have the runs. But this is where I was at in life at least 4 times a week and I hated it. Soon after I was diagnosed with IBS and to tell you the truth I wasn't shocked. I went on the FODMAP diet. This is where you are taking things out of your diet all at once and then after six weeks slowly adding one at a time back in every two weeks. It was shocking how many things did and didn't bother me as I started adding them back in. This is when I came up with what people should be eating.

So what bothered me? Anything with preservatives and foods that had been processed. This rocked my world and why wouldn't it. From day one people are feeding these things to us and saying they are ok. The problem with all of these things is that most of them are being made in a lab, not a garden or your kitchen and while people are telling you that these things are ok to eat they are not. They are harming our bodies and putting things into our bodies that we don't need and are messing up our systems. So I went on a, lets call it all natural diet. I am eating more fruit than I have ever eaten, wonderful ripe vegetables and meat that has been killed and processed by my husband and I. Why and I going this far? Because I am frankly tired of being sick!

So now that it has been 8 months what have I noticed? For starters I haven't thrown up in those 8 months or felt like I was going to. I have only had one or two times where I was in pain or got sick instead of multiple times a week. My skin is amazing! Those little bumps that were on the backs of both of my arms for my entire life are gone! I haven't caught the viruses my girls are bringing home from school for the first time in 5 years. I have energy, I sleep well at night and I lost 20 pounds in 8 months!

I am sure like most things, what happened to me may be different than what could happen to you but I have never felt healthier and my weight loss came with little effort other than changing my diet. I have cut most of my added sugar intake also which has made a huge difference in how I feel. When I am having cravings I make a smoothie with fresh fruit and almond milk. Join me in eating better, in eating real food, in saying no to the fake things that companies are trying to get you to eat. I am not a vegan or vegetarian, I don't follow a certain diet plan. I am just getting back to basics. I am not sure when people began eating fake food but I do know why. I know it is easier to make something from a box after a long days work instead of coming up with something from scratch to make. I realize why you grab the can or the box but I fully believe that this little change is worth your health.


© 2016 Brandi Yeargain

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