May 9th, 2012
by Jodi · Filed Under: General Health
There comes a time when an issue is so worth discussing that we have to look past the embarrassment factor that it may cause. When I first started eating clean, I never thought about anything but the outcome. All I cared about was what I was going to look like when I reached goal and the methodology behind what I was doing to get there (remember, I started this to do what I do now for a living, not to just look good). I had no idea that I could crave foods more than a pregnant woman in her 9 month or after a period of dieting hate chicken with a passion reserved for mean people and animal abusers. But what was the real shocker was the gastric disturbance caused by all of the veggies and artificial sweeteners in my diet. Even after I cleared out all the sweeteners, I could still level a 4 story building with one shot if I wasn’t careful. You know it’s clinical, when you are burning so many candles that you change the temperature in the room that you are sitting in. That’s serious business right there.
This is going to be a TMI series at some points and a great help at others. What I have found in the clean eating community is an abnormal amount of gastric issues when they should be cleared up with our initial diet change. IBS, heartburn, constipation, Crohn’s disease, gastritis and so on are rampant amongst the ranks and it seems as if it shouldn’t be. So I want us to take a look at what we are doing right, what we’re doing wrong and what we don’t even know that we are doing that is furthering these conditions. Whenever you read a book on these conditions, the first thing that they tell you is to clean up the diet and we have already. So what gives?
I will be talking about these conditions and how they affect us both physically and emotionally because both play a role in our overall health. Since we tend to be type A folks, we have to look at what that does to our stress levels and our colons alike. Most of us at some point in our dieting careers are like wound up balls of yarn waiting to unwind at any moment. That does a number on us long term and since adrenal fatigue is a concern nowadays, we need to be prudent in the way we relax as much as the way we diet.
I won’t be starting this series until Monday. There will be no blog on Thursday and the Friday audio post will not be posted until Saturday afternoon. I owe you sweet and savory so I’ll be getting that on the blog this weekend. If you have anything you want to see covered in this next series, hit me up at Jodi@trans4mationstation.com. Cool? Woop woop!