I decided last month that I (Kelli) was going to treat my Thyroid Cancer with nutrition. First I was eating a laid back Paleo plan but I was experiencing a lot of bloating and weight gain. Through doing a lot of research and wrestling with what exactly I wanted to do I decided that I needed to eat a strict Auto-Immune Protocol diet.
I'm a firm believer in Clean Eating with little to no restrictions so this strict "diet" decision has been super hard for me. However, when you have a strict Auto-Immune disease you have to factor in your food choices and treat your body with food. Everything that you eat either helps or hinders your health. For people with Auto-Immune disorders your body attacks the good and the bad alike and so you have a harder time healing. The final straw was when I had a scratch for two weeks that would not heal, two days into eating AIP and my scratch was gone!
I had planned on starting this plan on November 1st but I decided to start right away because I was just ready to feel good again. I'm starting on week two and I feel good! I'm starting to feel like I can get back to working out again soon, I'm not battling bloat after every meal, and I've actually started losing weight again! Being healthy and living life fully is so important to me so this feels right.
It is a little harder to eat out on a spur of the moment because I do have some pretty strict food restrictions but it's doable. I am doing some intense food prepping on the weekends so that I'm still able to throw meals together quickly during the week and because I don't cook differently for myself than the rest of the family, everyone is benefiting from the change in foods I'm serving.
I will be sharing my recipes, tips, and more of my journey in my group here. Members get lots of support and bonuses as well as a book for joining.
Tell me about yourself and how you eat in the comments.