Gluten-Free, Diary-Free and Sugar Free Lifestyle

Just touching a little on my dietary regime. Since I turned 50 last year I decided I couldn’t afford to continue to make bad food choices. At my age I have no room to play. I must eat whole organic foods, what I call God-given foods. I can’t do foods loaded with containing chemical additives and preservatives.

I decided not to consume animal flesh where their diet consist of poor GMO pesticide ridden food or they are being injected with hormones and antibotics.  I’ve decrease my consumption of animal flesh to three times a month (chicken, turkey and fish). I drink a glass of red wine once a month. Since making these changes, I noticed that my appetite has decreased and I’m no longer constantly hungry throughout the day. When I was consuming a lot of refined sugar I felt like I couldn’t eat enough, it was like constantly having to fill a huge black hole. Now if I eat two pieces of fruit I feel full for at least 4 to 5 hours. I do have scheduled meal plan to make sure I get my protein and fiber in on a daily basis.

From 125 to 109 pds

125 to 109 pds

I realize that giving up grains, diary and sugar are a major undertaking but I’m already experiencing the benefits. My digestive system does not feel so overloaded, I have more energy, I’ve lost weight, I’m not sick to my stomach as often, I’m not randomly eating throughout the day for no reason, overall I feel better and I feel righteous in the fact that I’m doing what I have to do to protect my health, I don’t want to be a slave to the medical profession and the pharmaceutical companies. I’m proud of the fact that I’m 50 with no pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressures, etc. and that I’m not on any kind of long-term medication. I’m starting to get back into my exercise routine and I’m trying to do more strength training to build up my muscle mass. I don’t trust the medical profession to take care of me, I got to be pro-active and do what I need to do, especially since most healthcare providers know we are consuming dangerous GMO foods and are being exposed to all kind of chemicals via our personal care products, cleaning supplies and a whole host of other things. Well, I could rant for days on this topic but I will just wrap it up here.

If you feel like you need to make dietary changes in your life because you don’t feel like yourself or you are developing health issues, don’t feel overwhelmed. Just take one step at a time and tackle one area like cutting out processed foods and then when you are comfortable with that phase move on to the next phase that will get you to your goal of good health and well being.

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4 Responses to Gluten-Free, Diary-Free and Sugar Free Lifestyle

  1. robindrush says:

    Good to know information here. I was on a gluten free regimen about two years ago and it did have positive effects.However, I slowly weaned away because I was cooking for my family and making two sets of meals was difficult. Time to get back to it!

    • Budget Chic says:

      @ robindrush – I’m glad you decided to get back on it and maybe you can slowly introduce a more gluten-free diet into your household so your whole family can benefit. Their are so many new gluten-free products available that you can replace and provide as alternatives for yourself and your family and a lot of restaurants are now including gluten-free menu items.

  2. Kitty Frank says:

    I like how you explained the lack of trust for the medical profession – working to control your own health. I believe that, too. It seems every time I’ve stepped on the medical profession’s merry-go-round, I end up jumping off within a short period of time, owing them at least $1,000 (even though I have insurance), and with no answers or results. Then I go to alternative caregivers and heal myself. Lately, I’ve been trying much harder to skip the merry-go-round and go directly to the alternative caregivers even though I have to cough up immediate cash. It’s still cheaper even though I pay 100% and I get results. My new rule is if I know I need prescription drugs or surgery – I’ll go to them. They are the experts within that very narrow sliver of care.

    • Budget Chic says:

      Yes, I have sort out more homeopathic care in the last 3 years because of the poor quality of ‘supermarket’ healthcare in this country. All these doctors can do is write you a script and many of them are not interested in getting to the root of your problem, only treating the symptoms. I figured the best way to prevent problems in the future is to do a complete 180 on my diet and go back to basis. Whole organic foods.

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