I’ve had sciatica ( bulging disc which pinches the sciatic nerve) for 6 years now. It affected my mobility. Made my right leg so stiff, that it hurts to move 24/7. It affected my work. being a mural artist,mobility is a major key. I’ve done all kinds of treatment from A-Z. Some worked a little bit, some didn’t. It came to a point i just gave up, “bahala na!”. To conceal the pain I succumed to stress eating. Eating became my security blanket. Because of this, I’ve reached my heaviest, 240lbs.
There were days i just didn’t want to get out of bed, because getting out of bed would mean I’d feel the pain all over again. Didn’t help that everyday I’d be bombarded with comments from people about my weight, and the way I walked. “ oh you still can’t walk, matagal na yan ha?” As if recovery is an overnight thing. I got so fed up. I needed to shift ! If Iwanted people to change the way they see me, I had to change the way I live, starting with my diet. The lighter I am, for sure that will ease the stress on my legs and especially on my sciatic nerve.
When this lockdown happened, it became an opportunity for me to stay inside my own cocoon to serve as a shield from the outside world. Time to rebuild myself starting from within.
For your body to heal, everything starts from the gut. Your gut is like a machine that absorbs most of the stress your body gives it. If it’s overworked, then your organs will have to deal with the backlog work it has to do before it starts doing what its meant to do. I did the 28 day better body system by YOLI and followed their meal plan. Super perfect timing, the day FEEL WELL opened their doors and said they were ready to deliver, I took advantage of the opportunity of it right away. FEEL WELL food became my main food for the meal plan! On days I needed my protein, they had Bambu Chicken Eggs for me, on days I had to satisfy my cravings for sweets, I had my Synbiotic Yacon Yogurt paired with granola. Their yogurt drink paired with dragon fruit, mango and yacon, were my favorite drinks. On days I just wanted to snack on something, they had their Whey better Almonds & Walnuts ( which tried and tested, it didn’t trigger my gout (apparently it’s been soaked in whey to breakdown the lectins). My favorite product is their live culture cream cheese! I could finish a whole jar every meal! In other words, I didn’t go hungry; it was guilt free and best part, it was fixing my gut. With all of this happening to my gut, I noticed my body was able to function efficiently as it cleans my system. When you body is clean, your organs can finally do what they’re meant to do and decide on what your body needs to fix. In my case, it addressed the weight. Came to a point, losing weight was a breeze. My body was releasing toxins regularly everyday. Before I knew it, from 240lbs at the start of the lockdown, I was down to 200lbs. Wow my first milestone! It only dawned to me it was for real when people started noticing the change everytime I’d be on my Zoom meetings. Like what I said, people change the way they see you, once you change the way you treat yourself.
Things started to work for me. I can’t explain how much joy I am feeling now! Weight loss was just an aftermath, it’s my mind, my body, my soul that started feeling alive again and the joy that comes with it, is overwhelming!
When Feel Well says, “it’s GUT to be healthy!”, believe them. I should know. It’s worked on me.