So yesterday was the final day of my second Reset program. How did I do, you ask? (Well, maybe you didn't ask, but I'm going to share anyway.) I did great! I had one tough evening in the midst of it where I chomped on some chips and salsa. I learned 4 1/2 years ago when I first started seeing +Dr. John Cassone
that food would never be the same to me. It truly became fuel to my body, and I have never looked back. Being gluten intolerant, and not liking the idea of eating processed foods (because it's crap fuel -- if it can even be called "fuel"), I live fairly close to Reset eating mostly whole foods and cooking from scratch. But I hadn't been avoiding grains (even though I mostly only ate brown rice, quinoa, corn…things like that); however, I don't think my tummy likes it when I eat too many of them.
What did Reset do to my body? Since +Dr. John Cassone
became my doctor years ago, and I did Reset the first time, I have been quite healthy. But I am very in tune to my body, so I noticed a few things improve. First, and most importantly, my stomach stopped having pains within a couple of days of starting Reset this time. I lost a few of pounds. I'm at a healthy weight, so that was just an added benefit. My frazzled brain is clearer and concentration is better.
So…what have I learned about me and my body this time around on Reset? I've learned:
1. If I eat grains, I will be limiting them to no more than once a day. I also know that the more I eat of them, the more I crave them and sugar -- probably because our bodies must turn them into sugar to be able to be processed -- so I must be aware.
2. Planning is crucial! Packing food to take with me everywhere I go is necessary. I went to a tea while on Reset and could only eat the salad with no dressing. Good thing I had food in my car, as I just excused myself for a couple of minutes, fueled my body with good portable food, came right back and no one was the wiser.
3. I do far better making a meal plan for cooking at home. It also helps with grocery shopping.
4. I don't hate grocery shopping when (a) I have a meal plan and (b) I do it more frequently (instead of waiting til there's nothing in the house).
I truly LOVE the way I feel, so I will continue to be aware of fueling my body with high quality foods that work to improve my health. Thank you, yet again, +Dr. John Cassone
! As always, you ROCK!!