I believe that I have tried just about every type of diet out there. From Whole Foods, to High Protein, to Gluten Free to Vegan. Now I have decided to embark on perhaps the most dramatic of all dietary choices I have undertaken thus far.
For the past few months I have been researching various diets trying to find one that might help me with some health issues I that have been plaguing me. I have looked at diets ranging from GAPS, to Specific Carbohydrate. I have settled on Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live Program.
I feel as if I have tried parts of this diet. For me it is a coming home of sorts. Back before I had kids I was vegan, but I perhaps did not follow a very healthful diet. I ate white pasta and not enough of the slow carbs and vegetable proteins. I have dabbled in it since adding whole grain foods but did not eat beans enough. Now with years of playing around with different food combinations I have the ability to combine food in a way that will be healthy for me.
I have committed to doing a 6 week plan, even though Dr. Fuhrman says that those who have auto immune issues should give the diet several months. Thanks to dietary changes I have made in the last year my symptoms have improved dramatically to the point that this week I was able to push back my appointment with the Rheumatologist 4 months, but I am hoping to heal my body even more.
Will it work? I don’t know but I have been inspired by Joe Cross who lived the experience of Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, I figure if he found success I might have a chance. Sure beats being on medication the rest of my life.
Bearing all that in mind I have started on the plan already but will be making the alterations for those with auto immune issues, for me that means in addition to eating
- 1lb of fresh Veggies
- 1lb of cooked veggies
- 1 cup of beans
- 4-5 servings of fruit a day
Now do I recommend this diet for everyone? While some may consider it extreme for me it is a chance to reboot my body and enjoy some health I have been sorely missing. If you want to see exactly this program entails in its entirety check out Dr. Fuhrman