Thankfully, both of us have in the past done moderated eating plans. P- was Vegan for quite a while as she trained for trail marathons. I’ve gone gluten and sugar free for a month fast as well as no longer eating corn and pork.
But to not have any grains FOREVER. <Gulp>. Okay, our older sister is all organic and raw milk. Our brother is low carb. He has lost a huge amount of weight. But P- and I are not doing this to lose weight. That is an unfortunate side affect of what our bodies are doing – but she and I know we can “tweak our diet” and do the “lemonade diet” or a fast to drop pounds and then we could start training for marathons and drop pounds. That is NOT a long-term plan. Stop training and running – the pounds come back on. Eat normal foods after “fasting” the weight comes back. Why? Our thyroid and other adrenal glands aren’t working. PERIOD. Then add perimenopause to that – and yeah – we are a mess!
So, I have been reading this other blog that says as we ease in to grain free (which sorta is like low-carb/no carb) we are going to need to be aware of symptoms our body might have as we “detox” from grains. Who knew? Am currently reading Melissa Sevigny’s I Breathe I’m Hungry’s article on Keto Kickstarting.
What a crazy time to start this, I’m thinking to myself. But it is now or never. Neither P- or I are slow going type of people. We are either in or not. P- decided to do her first marathon and she was ALL in all the way – many times over. So I know we can do this!
She’ll be writing soon too.