1. Write a blog - check!
2. Start meditating
3. Stop feeling like crap every day
I've made significant progress on number two, having downloaded a Mindfulness app on my Iphone and purchased "Meditation for Dummies." Now all I have to do is start meditating!
That last one has proven more of a challenge because, you see, I don't actually know why I feel like crap every day. Even with a healthy diet, I have experienced GI distress for most of my adult life. My main complaints including, but not limited to, heartburn, gas and constipation. I've seen several doctors who all give me the same useless diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which essentially translates to: you’ve got stomach issues but we really don’t know why and there’s nothing we can do to help you.
In my constant search for a cure, I came across the Whole30 program. Developed by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig (a radiantly healthy-looking couple), the Whole30 is essentially a restrictive version of the Paleo diet. For thirty days you cut out potentially unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups and let your body recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Then, after thirty days, you slowly reintroduce those foods back into your diet to find out which ones are affecting you. Here it is in a nutshell:
And my favorite dessert
Stay tuned in the days to come for easy, delicious, Whole30 approved recipes!