This might seem like a strange title, but I get asked this question all the time. So the way I navigate my blog, is just like you. I have written about many topics, so I type in the word I am looking for using the search button. When I type in “bloat” a bunch of old posts come up, but specifically, the one that most people need to read is My break up with sugar and gluten.
So, I’ll be over here while you catch up. Now that you know I have thoroughly done my research, I want to tell you about the next steps. First, go to your pantry. The one with all the yummies that perhaps the kids eat. Maybe you eat them too. But put them way out of sight. Or buy bins and label them Kids snacks, but don’t go there for yourself. I know, I know. But believe me, you will feel better. Next, make yourself a snack shelf. Read the label of everything you put there. Everything. If the first ingredient is sugar, it goes in the kids bin. If it includes any sort of wheat, etc. Click my hidden links on those words if you don’t know how to figure this out. it takes practice.
I’m sure some clients get mad at me…and I say GOOD. Get mad at me for telling you that includes diet sodas. It’s like Hell’s Kitchen up in your pantry. But for real. You want to feel better? Do or do not. There is no try. Imagine tiny Yoda up there if it makes you feel better. Use the force. Push the food away. Erm. I went off on a geek tangent. But I know this is hard. I detoxed like I was having withdrawal symptoms…for real. And you know what? I lost 25 pounds. My back was bending, my stomach was bloated, and I was actually shrinking. I lost an inch in height!! Can you believe that? I did.
When my friend took this before photo, and lied like a good friend, and said oh girl, it’s not that bad, I wanted to cry. I kept saying something was wrong. Why won’t doctors listen to me. 25 pounds in 6 months was not normal. I was swollen, and working out. I wasn’t losing a thing. I never would have either. If I hadn’t started researching what happened to my body after eating white bread. Then the IBS symptoms. Then the stomach pain. You get it. I thought I was doing great with the gluten-free, nope. Sugar was still causing bloat. The after photo is after 3 months without sugar as well.
I did start using things to help. I looked up what everything did and saw that it could work to help relieve my bloat. I needed to be on it for 3 months as well as do the above to really get the harmful effects of sugar and gluten out of my body. My lymphatic system has slowed down to almost no movement. I was sore in all 18 trigger points for fibromyalgia. I knew I had it. But, quite frankly, I had enough to worry about. If I accidentally ate something to cause bloat, I would take a fat fighter to stop the carbs turning into sugar. It also helped to balance my blood sugar. Next, I would take a hot shower and wrap every single Sunday night and leave the wrap on. I felt amazing on Monday. But what about in between? Could you just, you know, eat anything you wanted to eat? No. I made a plan.
>> See plan here <<
I continued to research ingredients and put myself on the greens due to the probiotics I needed to fix my gut lining. More research into leaky gut…you may use that and search on this blog. I also took a supplement to help digestion…if my gastroparesis (food just sat there for a million years) was doing it’s thing. Again, I went to doctors and had tests so I knew what was wrong…they had not one suggestion on how to move forward that didn’t include drugs with horrible side effects. Being on acid blockers like omeprazole would make me worse over time…so I took myself off based on more research. I drink apple cider vinegar (unfiltered) now.
As you can tell…it does take hard work and determination to fix your gut. If any of this sounds like you, I have a plan you can try with helpful tips all from the privacy of your own home called 4 Weeks to Wellness, plus the tab at the top of this blog talks about more. I had an open mind when I started this process because I truly believed I could help myself with all-natural products. That’s why I started my business. I believe you can do this! Hashimoto’s, autoimmune, leaky gut, gastroparesis, IBS whatever you want to name it, it starts in the gut.