I have a million posts on my mind. On adoption, Advent (which is huge in my part German family), on IF, on conversion, but today I want to ask for advice on an seemingly non important topic.
Yep, but not only to lose weight, but to feel better, to be a better mother, etc and if God wills improve my fertility (I got pregnant the month I had been on a perfect diet and felt amazing).
In Chinese medicine you cannot get your fertility back on track or your health in general if your do not heal from the gut. Great digestion is the basis for health and after all my poor digestive system has been through I need to give it the attention it so badly needs.
It has been a lot on my mind each day for the last 2 months where I have felt so bad and the doctors have confirmed I need to heal it. Amobeas, candida, inflammation, low sugar, etc
I eat pretty healthy for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Normally for breakfast is a protein shake with some almonds and fruit and a bunch of greens (its much better than it sounds).
Then problem starts.
I also drink a few minutes afterwards either coffee with a horrible creamer or an energy drink with vitamins. I need it to wake up.
I later arrive at the office.
During the morning I do really well. Eat some almonds, drink green tea and tons of water.
Then lunch I have a huge salad bar to eat from and I fill up a plate with salad and some nuts, there is always soup which I eat almost every day (when its not cream based), then some vegetables and some protein such as beef or chicken or shrimp. (I cannot stomach the white fish they also serve). In Mexico lunch is the main meal of the day and I make the most of it. There is many times cheese in the salad or in some of the vegetarian dishes and while most of the time I can stay away there are times I cannot resist.
Then I need to have my coffee with creamer.
and more trouble starts.
My office is filled with candy. FILLED! they also have many healthy options, but temptation is always there. There is even a refigerator filled with Hagen Dazs ice cream.
While I can stay away from the ice cream with ease and I only have dessert once a week I need some sugar in the afternoon. So I tend to go to the candy corner and have some candy and while I am getting better at having each day less and less its still not in control.
Then I leave to get home and there I normally have for dinner some beans with chile, a tortilla with some mushrooms or whatever was for lunch. Mostly home cooked vegetarian Mexican food.
Well it has been working so far in terms that my energy is better, but I need to get off the coffee, the creamer, the energy drink, the sugar in the afternoon and also manage my portions so I can lose weight.
Well last week the doctor ordered for me to take medicine for my amobeas and I felt instantly better (after 2 days where I felt like dying) and slowly I have been feeling better with also the candida medications, both of which I truly needed. The functional medicine doctor also ordered for me to stay away from milk, the creamer, any wheat or gluten and told me to go on a healing journey for my gut.
And to lose 8 kilos (about 16 pounds!) Arghhh!
So I am open to any sites, books, diets you can recommend to heal my gut and also as a added value lose weight.
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