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Making a Commitment to a Nutrition Lifestyle.

Time for a bit of motivating on this Monday. More for myself than anyone else. I have decided to try out the diet known as the Paleo Diet for my Fibromyalgia.  I’ll give more information about Paleo in another article. Now, at this time I want to stress a point. I am not, repeat not, going on a diet. Yes, I need to lose weight, but my goal in life is to be healthy on the inside. I have my reasons. Some obvious and some I like to keep to myself.

(oooo doesn’t that get you to wondering? No, I am not going to be an MMA fighter just so I can get up close and personal to Ronda Rousey. But then again. Hmmm. You might be able to twist my arm. Hahahahahaha. MMA jokes kill me. Well they actually could.)

Wow that was a total off the subject ramble. But it’s my blog and I’ll ramble if I want to. Taking a deep breath before I go off on song lyrics now.

image of healthy foods

I’m not dieting. What I am going to refer to this moving forward and I’ll be possibly doing something future with my journey in a book form if things go well is something I call a Nutrition Lifestyle. Diet is word that was never meant to represent a losing weight regimen.

Your diet is what you eat.

I believe it’s time we took that back.

I also think it’s time we took back our foods. Processed foods are killing us. With Paleo, I’m changing the title of that to Clean Food Nutrition, this means as natural food as possible, not being Nazi about it, but doing the best I can with the finances I have.

Have you ever looked at ground beef in the stores? For those outside of the USA ground beef is the kind of meat you would make a hamburger from or meatballs. Due to allergies in my home labels are studied thoroughly. You will find on some ground beef packaging that beef flavoring has been added.

The first time I read this I had no clue. After it was shown to the butcher he was shocked as well. After all, unless you are buying a roast and then having the butcher grind it up for you, which you can do, the ground beef comes to the stores prepackaged.

Many chickens and the various parts in the butcher area show having broth added.

Before Vegetarians and Vegans say just don’t eat meat, you then venture into the vegetable areas in the produce and you will unfortunately discover some produce are treated with a preservative in the fields without the store even knowing it. This happens with nuts as well. The bad part? The preservative is a natural product so it can be called all natural or organic.

Soy is organic. Soy is a huge problem these days as people are now developing allergies to it being in just about every food we eat.

For me, it’s not so bad. I can eat just about anything, technically, but I won’t. So we’ll see what happens, and I’ll keep everyone updated.

I’m also throwing some Yoga into the mix. I’ve tried some recently but it completely flared my Fibromyalgia so out of control that I’ve been, truthfully, scared to try it again. But what’s it gonna do, make me hurt more than a flare?

One last reason I have to do this is because medications I am on cause weight gain. I worked very hard to lose a lot of weight and then was put on the meds. Not all the weight is back, thank goodness, but I also can’t be put on Blood Pressure medicine because basically it drops my pressure too low and I have a chance of fainting and hitting my head, and having another concussion, that isn’t acceptable. I’ve fallen several times since that day two years ago and lost memory progress I had gained. No more concussions for me.

So for me, it’s life or death. And I mean that in many ways.

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan

Ron_LWIRonovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.WordPress.com.

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12 thoughts on “Making a Commitment to a Nutrition Lifestyle.

  1. I hear you. I too must loose weight for my health’s sake
    I’ve started gym, with no results since April
    My doc has told me it has much to do with what we eat
    With me I think it is the processed sugars and bread, so I’ll try to reduce this. Also i’m on some prescription medications which my doctor has advised has helped some of her patients. It’s not a life or death for me yet, but with the osteoporosis and arthritis in my family this is something I must do before it is too late
    Anyhow I’m interested in reading your progress on this.

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  2. Ron, good for you! I am happy to take this journey with you! I pretty much follow a paleo diet too and it has helped me immensely. I had Hashimoto’s thyroiditis about 10 years ago and had to have my thyroid removed. Weight gain has always been an issue for me. I eat mostly fruits, vegetables, fat-free cheese and yogurt, egg beaters, and no bread. I also found that when I eliminated gluten, I felt better too. I try to walk at least 2 miles a day. At one time, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but instead it was my thyroid. I am here to support your journey. Bravo! ❤

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    1. Thank you. I am working on no dairy or grains. My protein is normally fish. Fortunately I like fish. Unfortunately it’s not fresh fish, but still, better than a lot of things I could have. The time I did it very well I noticed my system was doing nicely although the pain wasn’t any better. But with Fibro, one less thing to worry about is always nice.

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      1. I love fish too. I stay away from red meat. That made me ache. Do you keep a food diary? That really helped me figure out what my food triggers were… well, other than eating too much that is! LOL! I heard that going dairy free and grain free is really good. I do eat rice and oatmeal. Those don’t bother me. Good luck. Keep us posted on your progress. ❤

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        1. Dairy and grains can cause inflammation, especially the dairy part, I am sure of that one. I used to do a food journal years ago. I ran across it on my old laptop. I had all of these spreadsheets with information about what I was eating and everything.

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          1. I do a daily food journal to write down what goes in my mouth. If you bite it, you must write it. I lost 55 lbs. a few years ago with Weight Watchers and I love the points plus system. It keeps me on the straight and narrow. We should have a healthy living blog! LOL! ❤

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              1. Once we get this move underway and I can concentrate again. I will finish up my Swamp Fairy book. It is coming along well. I will ask you to beta read down the road. If you do a healthy living blog, I want to contribute! LOL!

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