It’s always a little exciting to start something new – a new blog, a new diet, and here I am with both! Read my About Me page if you’re wondering what this is all about. March is National Endometriosis Month, and I’ve already ready so many accounts of women who have had a lot of luck changing their diet to eliminate certain foods. Since the thought of being on heavy hormones is as terrifying as the thought of losing my fertility, I’d like to give it a try. However, I intend to ease into this gradually and not throw out all the food in my house. Here’s the eventual plan:
- No gluten
- No refined sugars
- No alcohol
- No animal products (meat/dairy)
- No soy
- No caffeine
- No fried foods
- No processed foods
That’s quite a list! So what do I plan to eat? PRODUCE! Dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains, fruits – all sorts of things. I have been vegan before, so I know that at home, this won’t be a problem. When it comes to eating out (which I don’t do terribly often anyway), I will work it out. I am excited to slowly start removing all of these things from my diet to see if it helps with the chronic pain I have been experiencing for so long. And I really want to EXERCISE! I miss it, and I have been in so much pain and so tired that I just can’t. I’m starting to go for more walks as the weather gets nicer, and I’m hoping that I am able to ramp that up. I am sitting here nearly doubled over in pain – and I’m so tired of taking painkillers. They give me the worst dreams and they take so long to kick in anyway.
I plan to update often, and document my progress towards this dietary goal, and post any great foods or recipes I come across that meet all of these guidelines!