A Year of Clean Eating

March 11, 2012, is a day I will never forget.  This was the day I came home with the Eat-Clean Diet Recharged book, thinking “here we go again.”  I had tried EVERYTHING from Weight Watchers, counting calories, South Beach, juicing, etc. and nothing worked.  I had emergency surgery to have my gallbladder removed, finding out that my diet played a HUGE role in the issue.  I also suffered from severe stomach pains and after my gallbladder surgery I was forced to take medication, just so I could eat, because my body was unable to process my food after I ate.  I suffered from chronic migraines and on anti-seizure medications, daily, so that i could function and even when a migraine would happen, they were still so debilitating in spite of all the pain medications.  Leaving the house was becoming a hassle and a fear, because what if I got sick to my stomach or had a migraine, what would I do?  I became a recluse and really became depressed and kept to myself.  After my emergency surgery, I was still seeing a GI doctor, because my stomach was still having issues.  I suffered from acid reflux and a tumor was on my liver.  Everything just felt like it was coming down around me!  27 and a tumor on my liver and told that I couldn’t have children as the hormones would feed the tumor, putting my life in danger.  So as if this wasn’t worse enough, depression started to kick in.  WHY? why did i let myself get like this, why haven’t I taken better care of myself?  

Bringing home this book that i had heard someone else talking about, I figured was worth a try….I mean I tried everything else, right?!  So, March 11, 2012, my supportive boyfriend and I made the change to clean eating.  It took some adjusting, but I am glad we did and we are never looking back.  I detoxed for a week with 2 migraines and some body aches and I was ready to throw in the towel.  BUT no, I stuck with it and I am so happy I did.  A year later, I am 44 pounds lighter, healthier, happy, stomach pains and issues gone, no more acid reflux, asthma under control and my two favorite; no more anti-seizure and pain medications for the migraines.  I have not had a migraine since my detox week and I feel freed.  My migraines are no longer running my life and telling me what I can and cannot do.  In addition to that, my tumor is gone.  Children are in my future and I couldn’t me more excited about it!  Since putting my heath and fitness first, my life has changed tremendously.  I am also a certified TurboKick instructor looking to obtain my group exercise certification in the fall.  My life has truly changed and all I can say is THANK YOU!!!  Thank you Tosca Reno and the Eat Clean Diet Team!!!  You all have changed my life!Image