Whole30 Day One

Since January Fourth was my official Day One (I accidentally ate something that wasn’t a part of the ingredient list on the third) I wanted to make sure I was satiated throughout the day. I tend to eat a lot when I’m on a diet at first to offset the very fact that I am on a diet. It’s definitely not a good practice to follow. But! Here’s what I ate:

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The Whole30 Lifestyle Shift

During the second half of 2014, I underwent one of the most stressful moments in my life. I began to have random anxiety attacks that led to panic attacks. Now, I’m no stranger to these episodes, but these were unwarranted and not initiated by my own, usual provocations. No, these were an attack on my system, and I had no idea why they were happening. I went to the doctors, racked up thousands of dollars of specialist visits and tests & procedures and the doctor’s eventually diagnosed me with Crohn’s Disease. I knew people who had Crohn’s and in no way did I agree with the diagnosis. But the test to disprove it was a DNA marker test that would only rule it out as a cause if I had absolutely ZERO of the markers for Crohn’s, and the majority of the population has at least some of them.

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