Happy 50th Birthday to me!
As promised, here are the before and after pictures. I started the true Gluten Free diet in May 2011 as documented in my post at that time. The following picture of me is from September of 2011. This was 4 months after starting the true gluten free diet and learning traditional food preparation (based on the ideas in the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon) through the eCourse I have been telling you all about which I still take weekly! That class was the very beginning of my much healthier diet. In the picture below, I was already losing some weight but you will still get an idea of how much weight I lost overall. I want to stress that I was not concentrating on losing weight and have never been, but rather desiring to minimize the effects of Hashimotos Thyroiditis. I have been seeking health and hoping that with health would come weight loss. And it has sure happened that way!
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! My after picture below is from a few days ago (June 2013) on my way to my niece’s graduation. This picture reflects the journey from Gluten Free to the GAPS Diet and now beyond (as I am thinking about the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol to further my health progress)! But for now, I am happy with the results thus far! In fact, I don’t think I fully appreciated the journey enough until I put these two pictures together which I will include at the end of this post.
And if you haven’t read my prior post which explains this journey in greater detail, you can read about it here. If you have your own success story, please share in the comments below or on our Facebook Support Group page!
Disclaimer: All posts are describing my personal journey through health issues and are in no way meant to guide anyone towards any method in particular. I am not a medical practitioner or have a dietary or medical license, and this blog is not intended to be taken as authoritative advice. Please see your doctor, or health professional before making any drastic diet changes! Also, occasionally I find others to partner with whom I have had tremendous help from and therefore, there may be paid advertisements and links to support them and help me financially run this website.