AIP, Orthorexia, and Weight Loss
𝘕𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 did I ever think I could eat this way.
But a funny thing happened when I hit rock bottom,
struggled to barely function,
and no longer recognized my life…
I felt willing to do 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 to feel better.
The only thing I thought could help me at that point?
Just give me a pill doc, and make this nightmare I am living go away.
But after diagnosing me with Hashimoto’s,
my endocrinologist said there’s no medicine he could give me to help.
Knowing there was no magic pill I could take,
I decided to change what I had power to.
So I started the autoimmune protocol (AIP),
I went to work overhauling my nutrition, lifestyle, and mindset.
Some of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but such game changers for me!
I look at my life now and 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 the way I’ve rebuilt my life.
I am 𝑔𝓇𝒶𝓉𝑒𝒻𝓊𝓁 every day that I dug deep and tried to change.
Fast forward to today, and I eat a modified AIP diet, with many reintroductions.
Over the past months, I’ve heard a lot about orthorexia and healing diets, like AIP.
According to the National Eating Disorders website, orthorexia is an “obsession with proper or ‘healthful’ eating.”
The website explains signs and symptoms, and I highly encourage
you to take a look if you have a history of or feel a tendency toward orthorexia.
AIP set me 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 from my autoimmune symptoms and I 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐲.
Everyone is different.
I 100% agree that it is important to be aware of orthorexia.
It is also important to be aware of the power of healing foods, a healthy lifestyle, and a positive mindset.
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