But then I started dealing with pain in my colon and intestinal tract and knew something wasn't right. At times it would be minor but after a summer camping trip it became unbearable one day and I felt I needed to really pay attention to the foods I was eating and try to determine what was happening.
We already had some allergies in my house so it honestly made it easier for me to find the culprit. My son is allergic to corn; and since I have no clue how/where he got this allergy (maybe GMO's?) I wondered if I may be ignoring some signs myself.
As a child I had IBS, so stomach issues aren't new to me, but I was never able to determine what it was. So I pulled corn out of my diet and started to feel better but still had some minor nagging issues when I would eat certain foods, and then it dawned on me that some of the things I was eating probably used corn meal or corn starch and then it all just fell into place.
So with that, I realize that there are some foods that don't work well for us. The older I get the more I am affected by what I eat. I can see when I had ice cream the day before in the circles under my eyes and that is why I am a believer in the Shred 10.
What is Shred 10?
It's mostly about practicing healthy habits:
- drinking plenty of water
- sleeping 7-8 hours a night
- exercise most days
- try not to eat past 6pm
While also eliminating the highest allergy/inflammatory foods out of your diet:
- Refined and artificial sugars
- Processed Foods
Practice these habits and eliminate these items out of your diet for 10 days and see how you feel. Once the Shred is over then you can begin to incorporate these foods back into your diet S-L-O-W-L-Y and see how your body responds. If you add gluten back in and after 2 days you are bloated, then guess what! You probably have some sort of intolerance to gluten.
By listening to our body more we will begin to live our healthiest life.
Let me know if you are interested in our next Shred 10!