Hello my friends,
I have said it many times through out my blog that I am very open to answering any questions based on my experiences with this journey through infertility. I reviewed many questions and most I have answered through direct message. One question in particular is trending at the moment so I decided share my answer with everyone, including you Alex 🙂 (hope you don’t mind)
Alex @ sailingonunchartedwaters.wordpress.com asks:
“Did you follow a specific plan – like from a book or something? What was the hardest part – and what did you do if/when you were super hungry? LOL”
I followed a detox called DETOXY FEMME. It was a pill based detox that I got at the nutrition store. (Review previous posts to see details of the detox). The dietary restrictions were outlined in the instructions of this detox. The restrictions included the following: No sugar in any form (including fruits), no dairy, no carbs, no fermented foods, no mushrooms, no fried foods.
The hardest Part: Giving up SUGAR 😦 OMG it was like withdrawing off of a drug. I couldn’t concentrate, I was cranky, tired, I looked like a zombie for the first week. It got much better by day 7. I started enjoying eating healthier foods. I bought cook books and tried new healthy recipes. It helped because I love to cook so trying new things in the kitchen kept me focused.
What did I do when I got super hungry: I was never really hungry. I still ate good foods. I just learned how to balance my meat and veggies. My diet was two boiled egg whites for breakfast with a cup of black coffee, a glass of water and turkey sausage pan fried in a non stick pan no oil. Lunch would consist of a salad with baked chicken and balsamic vinegar and black pepper, no oil. Dinner would be some sort of veggie combination and a meat: chicken, turkey, beef……… By the second week I was feeling amazing, no more tiredness, sluggishness, or crankiness.
This will sound crazy, but when I was weak and I was craving something sweet, I would SMELL it. I would just go up to the food I wished I could eat and inhaled deeply. For what ever odd reason it did the trick.
Hope this helps and if anyone has any other questions, please feel free to ask away xo
Sending positive vibes to all you beautiful people out there xox