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If you are new to Endometriosis and natural healing, you are probably looking at the Endometriosis Diet right now and wondering how on earth anyone can live without eating all these foods! I mean, really? No meat, no dairy, no sugar and no gluten? What is left, right?
Well, I know it is hard but I can promise you that it really does work, based on my own personal experience! I have been in Germany for the last 3 weeks. It has been a wonderful time but it did involve heaps of eating. The kind of eating I am talking about has been mostly with friends and family who prepare the meals for you—which of course makes it incredibly hard to say, I can’t really eat this or that and could we not add this or that. It just comes across as rude. So, inevitably I just ate most of the meals and sort of hinted that I would prefer something a little fresher or lighter or with less meat. Luckily, my family is quite accommodating and the last visit included some wonderfully home-made ratatouille.
However, over the last 3 weeks, I ate most of the foods I used to eat—meat, dairy and sugar. Luckily, I managed to avoid gluten as this one really impacts me straight away! Well, the other day, I honestly thought I was going to just sit in a puddle on the floor and cry! All of my symptoms re-appeared! I had the bloated tummy, poor digestion, tight and sore shoulders, feeling tired and lethargic and just felt flat! It felt like I had done all that hard work for nothing!
Now, if you are new to my blog you may not know this, but it has taken me almost 2 years to cut out most of these foods, which was quite a challenge! I first cut out dairy, then sugar and meat and eventually gluten. I have lost 2 dress sizes in the process and felt amazing! I had energy again and for the first time ever a completely flat stomach!
The point is, it took me a long time to get to where I am now and the thought that this could all be thrown away from one visit in Germany was just frightening. I felt like my healing journey was going backwards, rather than forwards. I even got my allergy symptoms back!
But luckily I have some wonderful friends and a wonderful fiancé who assured me that my body would bounce back, as soon as I fed it what it really wanted—nutritious and healthy foods. See, my body was rebelling against all this food. It was shouting at me to make a change! Why are you eating this stuff, Mel?
So, the last couple of days, I have made a concerted effort to eat the Endo Diet again. I have cut out all the meat, cheese and sugar again and it is amazing how much better I already feel. My digestion is better again and my skin is starting to clear up too—a sign of poor digestion.
The Endometriosis Diet really does work! I don’t have the same pain I had a few days ago—just by cutting out those certain food groups!
I know it is hard to get motivated to cut them all out—just do it one at a time! You can do it and when you start to notice the difference, sticking to it will just seem logical!
Got any questions about the Endo Diet? Anything you want help with? Feel free to ask in the comments below.