My stomach sucks. If I had one wish it would be to get rid of all of my stomach problems and be able to eat like a normal person. It amazes me when I see people eating a sandwich or a slice of pizza because those foods would make me sick for days. About two or so years ago, my stomach decided to rebel against me. It gradually got worse and worse and now it seems as if everything makes me sick. I have been to numerous doctors over the years and nothing seems to be really getting to the root of the problem. Just to give you an idea these are the symptoms that I experience on a daily basis:
- Stomach ache/bloating
- Head fogginess/ inability to concentrate
- Mood swings/depression
- Weight gain/weight loss
- Stomach rash
- Acid reflux
Life is a living hell some days. And the worst part is, I have cut out gluten from my diet. I put so much effort into making sure I do not have gluten AND I STILL GET SICK. Do you even understand how frustrating that is? Obviously something else is wrong with me.
So in order to save my sanity I have decided that it is time to make a serious change. I am exhausted from being so tried all the time. If I had the opportunity, I would sleep all the time. On the weekends I usually do. This needs to end. I am 23 years old there is no excuse for it.
So for a while now I have been reading Kimberly Synder’s blog. She is a nutritionist who advocates an extremely healthy gluten-free, dairy-free, preservative-free, organic diet. So what the hell, at this point I am willing to try anything. Here is the link to her blog: http://kimberlysnyder.net/
First thing I want to try is her Glowing Green Smoothie® Recipe . It has a lot of green veggies and fiber which I think will really help with my digestive system. You can find the recipe here: http://kimberlysnyder.net/blog/2009/07/11/green-smoothie-recipe/
So from this day forward I will attempt her diet plan including the smoothie. No gluten, no dairy, no preservatives, all organic, minimal animal protein, no refined sugar etc. etc. and for my own well-being: no shrimp, tuna, pistachios, oats, barley, rye, spicy foods (my food allergies).
Let’s see how this goes!