|You messing with the food template?|
The Weird News: I'm food sensitive to Turkey. I blew up like a balloon. Could have floated me in a Macy's Parade. Good to know, especially with Thanksgiving approaching.
Could the two have been related. Not sure. I'd have to re-test without the turkey. Not this year.
Why the wheels fell off the Karen the bus: I'm really not able to incorporate the starchy carbs the AltShift calls for (rice, potatoes), so I'll probably skip any challenges in the future with this protocol. It's not a good fit for my current health management. That's okay, it's not a bad plan, just not a good fit for me. I can see why it works well for others.
The Good News: I'll be able to use some of the non-diary sauces in my current food template and other people are having great results with AltShift. That's great. It's an interesting protocol. I'd describe it more of a Primal-ish food template.(many of the recipes have dairy- can be modified for Paleo)
More Good News: I have a new appreciation for my pain free living, I used to live with joint pain and just accept it as a part of "aging"- in my mid-40's. What?? No way. Now I know better.
Interesting News: As part of one of my discussions on the Facebook AltShift community, I realized how many sulfur rich, non-starchy vegetables I was eating and it did cause me to wonder how close I was to one of the Wahl's Protocols. I picked up a copy of the book The Wahl's Protocol. MS runs in my family, multiple blood relatives.
Sure enough, my chosen, low inflammatory LCHF food template is very similar to the Wahl's Paleo Plus protocol. Low level ketosis, non-starchy veggies, coconut oil. Yes, yes, and yes. It's nice to see that there will be clinical trials around the Wahl's protocol for both MS and obesity. I think it's no accident that I chose this food template, genetic wise. There's undoubtedly some genetic component at play.
It feels good. One major difference is that I include eggs in my food template, since I'm more in it for the low-inflammation and the side effect of weight management and avoiding obesity.
Some more good news: I'm extra motivated to keep the organ meat (chicken livers and chicken hearts so far- hey- saute in garlic and onions, not so bad!!) in my food template and to be extra mindful of leafy greens. I'm also getting up to 1/2 cup of berries into my food plan with super good glucose results.
Massive Gratitude: Food is medicine for me, more than I appreciated before.
Doctor agrees: on a recent check-up: "Keep doing what you are doing. Oh, lets look at last year's lab results... okay cholesterol slightly high, oh, your HDL is very high, well nothing to worry about there." Happy dance that my doctor understands detailed lipid panels.
*I still have to get this year's lab work done, so, I could still be in line for some changes.
Binge Urges: at an all time low. Binge eating thoughts are far, far from my mind. The switch is off. I couldn't binge if I wanted to now based on my full signals after each meal. The deepest I've been into long term remission as I've ever lived life. Like a switch that is on OFF.
Don't worry, I'm not naive, eating sugary, grainy foods with emulsifiers (xanthan gum or guar gum) could change that in a microseconds. That switch could be turned on and it's my full responsibility to make choices within my food template so I can remain food sober. BS-ing myself = lapse or relapse.
That's it, back to regularly scheduled food programming..... very thankful and I have a new appreciation for daily, pain-free living. I feel so much better.
|Smooth sailing on the SS LCHF ship|