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The Miracle Diet

by taking off the mask (writer), Los Angeles, November 29, 2014

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time for a change

After spending years searching for the perfect diet, I finally found it, yet it wasn't as perfect as I had hoped.

In eleventh grade I decided it was time to make a change, it was time to go on a strict diet. Now don't get me wrong I've been on and off diets since I was 10. Although I was never obese I was always up and down with my weight and usually I was on the up side. One of my sister once explained to my other siblings “she's not fat, she is just pleasantly plump.” As a child I recall running away from the table because a sibling would call me fat repeatedly and my other siblings would laugh. As a teenager my other sister kindly pointed out that the only reason I wore a C bra was because I was fat, not blessed. In high school I remember after a field trip the school would post pictures on the board, I would scan the pictures and when I saw a girl that resembled me I was in shock. I kept checking the face to see if it was actually me. I was indeed what I always denied, I was fat.

I decided to go on Atkins because my oldest brother lost a ton of weight on it. It was hard at first but I cheated with Ice Cream. I lost 20 pounds and for my figure that's a lot. I was finally getting compliments and I looked good in clothes. The only problem that still occurred was getting bloated after every meal and snack. A year later I went abroad for school. The prices of food were higher especially for protein and so Atkins didn't have a space in my budget. So I resorted to tuna and whole wheat crackers but I was starting to gain weight from basically anything I ate. A few months later I gained back all the weight I worked hard to lose plus almost an extra ten pounds. I felt huge and although guys still showed interest and called me beautiful I felt ugly and disappointed. After returning home I was back on and off diets. A few years later I started going to the gym and counting calories. I lost the 30 pounds and felt great. I noticed however that no matter what diet I was doing I would always get bloated and I still had digestion issues and gas. I remember one summer living off laxatives.

I lost the weight and I was happy until it started coming back after I got married. This time I was devastated. I tried eating healthier with my husband and we would have a serving or less of chicken or meat with steamed veggies and we limited carbs, but I was gaining even more weight. I got back to my high school weight and was on the verge of going crazy. I was hardly able to go to the bathroom and was paying a lot of money for strong pro-biotics, I was always uncomfortable feeling like my entire stomach was full of gas, and I was extremely bloated. At first I blamed it all on the birth control but I knew people who were losing weight while on the exact one I was on so I decided to try something new.

A co-worker told me she was seeing a Korean Dr who practiced the 8 constitutions medicine (not sure exactly what it is called) and said she felt great. I took his number and made an appointment. You might be wondering what exactly is the 8 constitutions and so I'll explain it the way I understand it, which might be a little off. Basically there are 8 different types of people/bodies. So what might be good for me might be harmful to your body. Some people can't tolerate milk or wheat for example, but this goes even deeper. My co-worker told me for instance that he told her she is supposed to eat more meat and etc. I finally went with hopes he would tell me that I should be eating a lot of pasta and carbs, I had no such luck. After going from one wrist to the next for a few minutes to feel my pulse he told me the 'bad' news. He explained to me that I have a very restrictive constitution called Colonotonia. As he spoke my eyes watered and I was so disappointed. He told me the list of foods I was not allowed to eat and I felt completely lost. Everything he said was everything I did and enjoyed eating. He then said to try it for two weeks and see how I feel and if for some reason I feel worse to let him know right away, after all he said “I am not the son of God”.

I decided to try the 'diet' and it involved grocery shopping and a lot of research. My entire fridge and all my cabinets were mainly full of my harmful regimen. I won't lie and say I didn't cheat at all but sometimes when I did I could actually feel my stomach twisting. It has now been three weeks almost and a lot has changed. I don't view my sitution as doomed anymore, I also enjoy the food I can eat and I am making weird recipes. The biggest changes however are that I have gone to the bathroom every day atleast once without taking even a probiotic, I don't bloat anymore, and I have bsically no gas. The only times I do have some gas or bloat is if I cheat and eat something that I am supposed to avoid or no allowed to have. I also have dropped 4 pounds while basically eatting a lot of food and not starving myself. I saw a difference in my drop of bloat almost right away and so did my husband and co- workers. Although it is going to be a journey it is one I am semi excited to make, I no longer feel sick or heavy after meals and I feel like I am finally giving my body what it actually needs and wants.



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By riginal on November 30, 2014 at 11:52 pm

what a nice post. Disarming. I shifted through circumstance, borrowed a small 'bar' fridge off my son,though i had a large one in storage. Didn't take long for me to realise that the food i was buying wouldn't fit in the fridge, so unless i wanted to eat a week's stuff in one night it would go off. Dropped 9 klgms from 88. Problem is,being a diabetic i eat sugar free, used to have to bulk up when i was working but whomever brought in the 'must have' 3 meals a day didn't take into account what sort of work one does, whether it be physical or office mental. And yes we all got hammered at school by some stupid comment. A lot of females you talk to may be svelte and look great but a large proportion are starving from the lack of a down to earth decent 'body' language personality. Every time you switch on the tele there's a 'you beaut' new diet or a machine that will, in only three minutes a day...turn you into a celery stick.Plus some of the stuff you buy you need a magnifying glass to read the contents, which would make you look like Sherlock Holmes at the supermarket. "Elementry dear what's in it?" Unfortuneatly not that informative sometimes. Mice have been near starved in studies, lived longer than overfed mice but then fat or skinny, death isn't a real option at the end of the day if one can avoid it. And those machines which are suposed to 'pulverise goodness'... for mine...are a load of rubbish. Just my opinion. Bye. :>) .

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By riginal on November 30, 2014 at 11:52 pm

what a nice post. Disarming. I shifted through circumstance, borrowed a small 'bar' fridge off my son,though i had a large one in storage. Didn't take long for me to realise that the food i was buying wouldn't fit in the fridge, so unless i wanted to eat a week's stuff in one night it would go off. Dropped 9 klgms from 88. Problem is,being a diabetic i eat sugar free, used to have to bulk up when i was working but whomever brought in the 'must have' 3 meals a day didn't take into account what sort of work one does, whether it be physical or office mental. And yes we all got hammered at school by some stupid comment. A lot of females you talk to may be svelte and look great but a large proportion are starving from the lack of a down to earth decent 'body' language personality. Every time you switch on the tele there's a 'you beaut' new diet or a machine that will, in only three minutes a day...turn you into a celery stick.Plus some of the stuff you buy you need a magnifying glass to read the contents, which would make you look like Sherlock Holmes at the supermarket. "Elementry dear what's in it?" Unfortuneatly not that informative sometimes. Mice have been near starved in studies, lived longer than overfed mice but then fat or skinny, death isn't a real option at the end of the day if one can avoid it. And those machines which are suposed to 'pulverise goodness'... for mine...are a load of rubbish. Just my opinion. Bye. :>) .

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