I have struggled with weight gain/loss, lack of energy, and most importantly constipation issues my entire life. I have been on all kinds of diets since I was 10 years old. I have had many successes along the way, but none of what I tried lasted long-term with longevity.
One thing I did try that helped me not feel bloated and gave me more energy was watching my carbohydrate intake. With all the yo-yo diets, I was learning things about my body along the way, but the one thing that stayed the same was my inability to have regular bowel movements. I would go 2-3 weeks without having a bowel movement. Most of those times, I would need to take some type of a laxative to help the process. I have tried everything under the sun and was really excited about how I was feeling with less carbs in my life, but the scale was not moving like I wanted it to and neither were my bowels.
With the lack of sunlight, the scale not moving, continued constipation, and a little feeling of depression, my husband told me it was time to contact Shana. That was the best decision I could have made. Shana met with me and listened to my story, and through laughter and tears I was able to tell her my frustrations and successes I have had for the past 35 years. She was encouraging and gave me this feeling of hope that I have never felt before.
We met on a Friday and by Monday I was starting a new way of life through intermittent fasting with carb cycling once a week. It has been amazing! The scale is moving in the right direction (12 pounds down in 2 months), but most importantly, I am having a bowel movement at least 3-5 times a week. This way of life has been a game changer for me.
I now shop around the outside aisles in the grocery store (veggies, fruits, less processed foods), and stopped drinking soda. Having a BM on a regular basis is a feeling that I have never experienced. I was always so jealous of the people in my life that started their day with a good BM. Well, I can finally say that is me most days! Food used to control me and I am starting to feel that role reversal change.
Thank you to Shana and Fast to Heal for helping me feel healthy inside and out!