Before and After Photos (Parasite Cleanse and Healthy Diet)
Most of the time, the caregivers of cancer patients neglect themselves. I did! so I know what I am talking about. The last 6 years of my life was a constant roller coaster of ups and downs… though I could say my child’s life totally changed my life and made it very colorful.. I literally neglected myself…
I saw the full impact of it when a friend took a photo of me, while praying during my daughter’s birthday party. At first, I was quite mad that she even uploaded it to facebook and tagged me. I immediately untagged it, and pretended not to see it. But I kept looking at it, and finally it settled in.. I have had really totally let myself go.. literally crumbling before my friends and family’s eyes. That is when I started visiting natural beauty bloggers to see if there is anything out there safe enough that could save me from this self destructive behavior.
I also have to come out clean, even I was writing about my mother’s natural therapies.. I ate JUNK.. I was eating out of frustration and emotion.. I would detox one day and pile up on junk the next day. I would try all the things that nanay do.. but only if Nanay and I have to literally force me into it.. making our relationship very stressful.
Lately, I saw Nanay seemed to be depressed, seemed to be losing her ‘fighting spirit’. I asked her what’s wrong? She wouldnt say anything.. tried to psychologise her.. by eating healthy again and eating with her as much as I can. And refocusing my efforts in reversing my habits.
Of course the parasite cleanse and liver cleanse I’ve done in June/July 2012, really helped, to start the momentum, I would say that the transition to mostly raw diet (fruits from the time I wake up till about 6pm and then cooked whole foods based on greens with potatoes/brown rice.. with less fat)… I began to notice a lot of improvements
- my mood is now very consistent
- my brain fog is gone
- I have more positive outlook in life again
- most important of all, my bowel movements and menstruation is much regular now
- the pain in my right abdomen and the left lower abdomen is almost unnoticeable now
- i still feel pain on the arch of my feet and my legs though…
- I have more energy to exercise (trampoline, walking the dog and chasing my daughter at the playground.
As of today, I am trying to transition to the 80 10 10 Diet by Dr. Dough Graham… am currently probably at 60 20 20 right now. 60% carb (from fruit and a small salad for dinner) 20% protein (from nuts and seeds) and 20% fats. The goal is to eat 80% fruit and a big salad for dinner with 10% protein (from nuts and seeds) and only 10% fat (ideally from an avocado).
Even if I am only at 60 20 20.. I have seen tremendous improvements already. I have lost 4kgs and as you can see it seems I shranked!! yey! I am motivated to keep going and reach my pre-pregnancy weight,, still about 8 kgs to go,, but I am not going to stress myself about how long it takes to lose it.
The short term goal is to build strength so I could do more exercise in less time and eat more nutrient dense foods, without denting my already dented pocket.. and not taking too much time to prepare.
Ohh.. the before and after photos? here you go..