Although I am thrilled that March 11, 2015 marks my family’s Two Year Paleo Anniversary, I’m a tad bit disappointed in myself. Remember when I said I was going back to Paleo Keto? Well, that was the plan. But when lowering carbs caused my rash to quickly return, I used it as an excuse to up my carbohydrate intake all over again.
As you can see by this photo, a little bit of back fat has returned, as well as inflammation and weight – today I’m at 152 lbs, where I was in the 134-lb range after a few months in ketosis. Here’s my 1.5 Year Paleo photo for comparison of back fat. I must also admit (sorry gentlemen) that I experienced my first yeast infection in years, which further proves my sensitivity to carbs and sugar.
I promise I’m not being vain; the photo is to visually show the changes to keep myself accountable and to prove how just following a Paleo template isn’t always enough. It’s obvious, my body requires lower carb intake to thrive.
I’m extremely motivated to transition to zero carb after reading Esmee’s latest blog post about a woman named Charlene who healed her Lyme with a zero carb lifestyle. What an incredible story!
Because I would love to starve whatever nasties are in my blood also, I’m inspired now more than ever to return to very low carb, and eventually experiment with zero carbohydrates – I don’t want to stress my body too quickly. The rash may return as I deal with die-off, whatever it is (lyme, candida, etc.), so I need to prepare my mind to just deal with it.
Interesting video on the risks and benefits of eating plants by Dr Georgia Ede.