Tomorrow I start the Makers Diet. I heart this diet although it's not really a diet more like a healthy eating plan/ lifestyle.
I first heard the author at a conference and was so inspired by his story. He was chronically ill and his body healed itself when he started eating this way. You basically eat the way people did in Old testament times- food as unprocessed, natural and whole as possible.
I did the Makers Diet a couple of years ago when we were going through our "what-the-heck-is-going-on-with-my-body-and-why-can't-I-make-decent-eggs" stage. I never felt better and my energy levels went through the roof. I feel like a giant slug at the moment....s...l...o....w... All the infertility drugs, pregnancy and eating rubbish have taken their toll. Well no more!
It's hard to do and the first two weeks are deadly. Sort of a detox. So tonight I am eating chippies, chocolate and have some ice cream to go as a fond farewell. And yes (I suffer from IBS- irritable bowel syndrome at times) I now have bad stomach cramps and will be spending time with my friend the toilet tonight.
My body needs help. But I have to give that maple walnut ice cream a go. New Zealand does not kid around with dairy products- this stuff is wonderful! I can eat though the cramps! I am made of tough stuff.