Well, I have good news, and I have great news! For over 10 weeks now, I have experimented with foods to help determine which work best for me. I mean, that’s really the key, right? Finding the foods that work best without causing frustration or misery. And, this may look different for me than it does for you.
Hi. My name is Rachel. I have been told that I was pretty before. Yeah, it makes me feel nice. But, I have a confession. I am very, VERY, ugly on the inside.
You see, I have Severe Endometriosis. And, apparently, my insides look like Hell Razor!
By now, I have gone through a full female cycle of clean eating. Overall, I have definitely noticed an improvement in my health, and these improvements far exceed the amount of sacrifice in making this transition. Here is a summary of my first month:
Well, as I suspected, I am now in my PMDD window, thus making if very difficult to deal with cravings. I did much better, last week, than I would have had I not transitioned to a cleaner approach to eating. However, my cravings are so severe during this time, that I want nothing to do with plain fruit nor boring vegetables. My mouth literally salivates for salt, sugar, chocolate, grease, and CARBS! At times, things can get ugly.
Well, of course week two was a bit more challenging than week one. I had one night that I splurged on Key Lime Pie (Scott and I were out for dinner), but aside from that I stuck to my essential clean foods: fruits, veggies, nuts, legumes, and organic meats & fish.
Success! I made it through my first week of eating mostly fruits and vegetables, 3 meals with organic protein, nuts and dried fruit as snacks, and water and tea as beverages.