You were brave and eliminated your irritant foods from your diet. What’s next?
What happens after we become brave enough to listen to our doctors and apply the dietary changes necessary to our wellbeing? I remember thinking that once I actually took my irritant gluten from my diet, the world around me would be so much better again. I thought that all my health problems would go away. I figured eliminating gluten would be the answer to so many things, and for some of you, it may have been enough, and that’s great. For me, though, it was not.
Don’t get me wrong, I did feel better after a while, and I felt things were on the way up for once. Suddenly I came to a halt, and I stayed at a certain level where I felt better, but I didn’t feel good or even great. My heart palpitations still came to visit, my panic attacks were still present, my digestive issues still weren’t great, and my brain fog also still kept creeping up on me.
Honestly, this wasn’t good enough for me. I wanted more from life. I wanted to feel sexy again and go on vacations without the worry of cross-contamination. I wanted to be completely free from the chains my gluten-sensitivity and digestive issues put on my life. I felt as though I was tied down and very limited to the things I could and, most importantly, wanted to do with my life.
I wanted to beat this thing and get my life back to normal. I needed to get brave all over again and take my next chapter to get where I wanted to go.
With this, I want to ask you, where are you with your life today. Where have your dietary health issues brought you? Do you have them under control? Have you become brave enough to eliminate your irritant foods from your diet and accept the changes that come with that? Are you able to focus on the things that fill your soul with pleasure and happiness again?
Are you satisfied with where you are today?
Or are you like I used to be, where you wanted more from life, beat this thing, or at least get you to where you don’t feel like you are limited in living life to the fullest?
You see, I couldn’t accept living like this. I wanted to wake up in the mornings and feel great like I could conquer the world and give it my all to achieve my goals (even those not meant to be). I wanted to live by example for my children so they can see nothing is impossible. Mostly though, I wanted to try as hard as I could for my own, I wanted to thrive, and I wanted to take a vacation with my kids to the Bahamas, moving to Colorado, start my journey and finish it strong.
I still have my dream that I am now thriving to achieve. My retreat, I will achieve that dream because I have no more excuses not to.
Look often, we accept life the way it is and continue with our days, the way we always have. We accept life is just this way. Then we find ourselves sad, overwhelmed, hopeless. Maybe we do what we don’t want to do and wish we could do the things we actually want to do. Whatever that might be for you.
We can’t feel afraid to be cross-contaminated to do the things we want to do; we can’t be afraid of getting diarrhea, nausea, and bloating while sitting on a beach.
This is what happens to me, as I was gluten-free, but I still had continuous symptoms because my digestive tract was inflamed, and I didn’t know I needed to silence the inflammation in my gut. Taking gluten from my diet was not enough for me.
So, where did I have to go from here to achieve the things I wanted to achieve and feel 100%?
I needed to change my diet, even more, take foods from my diet, and add certain foods to my diet to have a diet filled with probiotics, polyphenols, dietary fibers…
I needed to change my lifestyle to bring positive outlooks to my life and eliminate my stressors.
I want to know where you are in your journey and what has happened to you after eliminating your diet’s irritant foods. What has happened to your life, dreams, and goals?
What are you doing to move forward in life, and if so, how are you moving forward?
We all are on a journey when it comes to our wellbeing and life. This journey can sometimes hit some detours because life throws us obstacles that we have to overcome. No one says that we have to accept these obstacles as they are. We don’t have to accept life the way it is. It is up to us to grab the bull by the horns and do everything in our power to change our life, our journey so that we can find a way around those obstacles. I am here to tell you that overcoming these obstacles was the way for me to go, and I hope you will say the same.
I used to sit and wish that life could be different, but nothing changed until I took it upon myself, became brave, and changed my life so I could stop wishing. That meant doing research, going back to school, educating myself even outside of school, getting a coach and support system. It was a lot of work, I can tell you that, but boy, was it worth it.
So my message for you today is “stop wishing, start doing.” Be brave! Life is too short. Let’s live it to our fullest potential and thrive while we are at it.
I love you all, and I only want what’s best for you. I, unfortunately, can’t decide what that is. You have to decide for yourself.
To assist you further in your journey, I have a couple of small services I offer besides my 1on1 coaching programs, which are:
Virtual grocery shopping tour. You can hire me for $25.00 and have my full attention towards the groceries you are buying. I will educate you on label reading, ingredients, benefits, and so much more during this time.
You can also hire me for a $25.00 virtual personalized pantry makeover. During this virtual Pantry makeover, we will clean your pantry out together, go through the foods you can replace to improve your health issues. Gain a healthier lifestyle and get to know the foods you can integrate.
That’s it for today. Let me know where you are when it comes to your dietary health challenges in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.
Until next time, I cheer you on, be brave, go beyond eliminating those irritant foods and start living life to the fullest again.
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Xx Andi 🙂 Founder of HealthyForFood.com