I am a huge believer in < food as medicine >. That how you eat can either negatively or positively contribute to what ails you – mentally, physically + spiritually.
Four months ago, we picked up our lives + moved to another state. We left our entire lives behind. We lost our support system, our network, our group of friends, our independence…our entire way of life. In those months, my mental health has taken a turn for the worst. I am withdrawn, detached, overtly anxious, depressed + more pessimistic than ever.
I’ve had no clarity, suffered from serious brain fog + feel like a zombie most days. I have no energy, can’t concentrate + I cry all the time. I’m bloated as fuck + most days I’m nauseous + suffer from diarrhea (everybody poops, grow up).
I’ve done an immense amount of research + with the help + guidance of my husband – who is working towards a health coaching certification – I’ve decided to do a little food experiment: I will be eating a Carnivore diet for 30 days. I want to see if the research is right; that a quality meat-based diet can alleviate chronic physical issues + support mental health. I want to see if getting back to basics + eating as our bodies were designed to will show me some relief. And, I want to challenge myself to care more about my body + less about temporary happiness from eating dope shit like donuts + big-ass bowls of creamy pasta.
I don’t know what’s going to happen. But I’m sure as shit going to post about it + share it with you because 1) it’ll help keep me accountable, + 2) maybe my journey will help someone.
Want to see what happens? Follow along on IG – @thenortheastginger – these next 30 days. You may learn a thing or two.