My journey of 'Frumpy Mummy to Pin Up Yummy' was me loving my body from the outside in. This has brought me to a new journey. A journey to love my body from the inside out. Starting with my digestive system. What's strange about this journey is that it's not so much a focus on what I'm eating and drinking but rather how what I'm eating or drinking makes my body feel. I'm paying attention to tightness, burning, nausea and bloated feelings. I had all these feelings before but now I'm actually listening to them.
My first stop has been a naturopath who has suggested no dairy or coffee for the next three weeks. She isn't actually so mean as to deny me chocolate at Easter time and said I could start after Easter. However, I know what chocolate does to me and so I decided to stop eating it straight away. Some have suggested that maybe I could eat just a little bit? To be honest, there has never been such a thing to me as 'just a little bit of chocolate'. If I start eating chocolate, I eat it until I can't stuff anymore in my mouth. Even though I can hear my body begging for mercy, I eat it and then later when my body rejects it, it is me begging my body for mercy. So no thanks to the chocolate.
I'm actually really excited about this journey to digestive health. It feels more motivating than doing something around 'weight loss' or 'clean eating'. It's not about shame, denying or suppressing. It's just about health and listening to my body. So stay tuned as I get out of my comfort zone yet again trying new foods and substitutes.
Love Bron (Digestive Health Finder)