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!