So, this is me! I told you I would discuss WHY I have chosen to lead a gluten-free & low dairy lifestyle. My answer is pretty simple! A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a hypothyroid, which meant I put on weight VERY easily. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
No matter how hard I trained, my weight wouldn’t budge. I was constantly lethargic, low energy & just didn’t feel like the old me. I was prescribed med, however I’m not someone who likes band-aid fixes. I wanted to actually get to the core of my issue & nip it in the bud! I read articles, studies & just tried educating myself as much as possible on how I could naturally find a solution to the problem I faced & it was simple… NUTRITION! ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Gluten & dairy are the number one things I learnt that are feeders of hypothyroidism. In October 2016. I decided to completely cut gluten (well for the most part) & bring my dairy intake to a minimum. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Guess what? Within 3 months, I lost 7 kilos, I started to feel better, my body didn’t hold as much fluid & I had more energy. After each blood count, my thyroid levels became better & better. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Last year, I was ecstatic to receive the news that my thyroid levels were back to normal! I also believe that starting yoga was a HUGE factor in bringing my hormone levels back to normal! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am happy to say that I feel healthier than ever & looking at what I feel is my almost best (beside when I used to train like a crazy person for 2 hours a day… that’s not healthy)! Anyway, enough from me. If you suffer from a Hypothyroid, I would be most happy to chat to you.
Much ️, Char.
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