When it comes to food, I am a firm believer in moderation in all things (except for alcohol and caffeine - those are never ok for me). But I have a hard time moderating my sugar intake. That is probably apparent by the kinds of recipes I post on this blog. Have I ever even posted a recipe for something savory?! Goodness, I don't think so.
Anyway, my hair is falling out, sort of in a major, worry-inducing way. And my skin is the pits. I am tired a lot. Plus some other things that nobody needs to hear about. Something is out of whack in my body. I've felt it for a while now, but it isn't going away like I hoped it would. So it's time to get serious about fixing my diet, because deep down inside I know it's the cause of my problems. I eat too much sugar and that's all there is to it.
The hair loss was the final straw. (I've experienced hair loss before, especially after having my babies, but it was never anything like this. Have you? What did you do about it?) I've decided to give up sugar and white flour for a month (or more, we'll see). I'm going to eat more protein and still lots of vegetables. I've gone off sugar for a week or so before and I noticed a significant increase in my ability to moderate my treat intake afterwards. I hope the same thing is true this time around, plus a much needed balance in my hormones. Once my month is up, I am aiming for treats only on the weekends, and definitely not to excess (moderation, moderation, moderation!). I can't live without baking forever, but I am pretty sure I can do it for a month. Good grief, I will do anything for the sake of this hair that I've spent so long growing out!
I'm hoping changing my diet is the key. I know my doctor would gladly prescribe some sort of hormone balancing drug, but that just doesn't feel right to me at the moment. Does anyone have any experience with this? I'm trying hard to listen to what my body is telling me, and so far, I feel really good about this process.