I stopped eating most of my favorite things a couple (or three) weeks ago—bread, pasta, fruit.
I did this for a couple of reasons:
1. I’ve been feeling constantly bloated after meals—at least for a couple of years now
2. Last year, around this time, my doc broke the shitty news to me that I am pre-diabetic
So starting last summer, I spent a few months trying (but not really knowing how) to backtrack on how I’ve treated my body.
1. I started walking more
2. I canceled my plans to cancel my gym membership and started going again
3. I watched what I ate and checked out books on pre-diabetes, read books by Dr Fuhrman, and adopted this sweet loving animal to spend time with:
The pre-diabetes diagnosis was a kick in the ass reminder of how I regularly forget that I am a mortal and aging being.
Still, the small changes I made were me favoring things that are a little bit easy and comfortable. It wasn’t until I came across Dr Berg on YouTube that I started viewing my situation differently. (I’m reminded of talking with my mom one night years ago and her saying “I can’t believe the situation I’m in.” When I asked “What happened? she said, “I’m old.”)
Via Dr Berg, I am learning the reasons behind intermittent fasting & a keto diet (which really does get easy quite quick). I’m hoping to undo some of the damage & give my body a rest. I’m also hoping some of these changes will be a sort of salve to other things—like the pre-menopause that I’ve been experiencing for a while, and the menopause that’s just around the corner.
We shall see.