Friday, May 16, 2014

Day 21 - Health Update

Three weeks in and going strong.  This morning the scale read 181.6 which comes out to a loss of 16.4 pounds so far.  I also took a blood pressure reading this afternoon at work and it was 126/73 on my left arm and 121/78 on my right arm.  I really couldn't ask for a much better reading than that.

In addition, I have not had a major headache since the first day.  That alone is reason enough for me to love the Survivor Diet.  I don't have solid scientific evidence to support why the headaches have stopped but I could make a few guesses.  First off, there are no toxins in the form of preservatives or genetically modified food stuff entering my system.  No caffeine and most importantly no refined white sugar.  All of my sugar comes in the form of pure honey.  I am not taking any drugs or medication.  Therefore my body has no reason to go into withdrawal from these drugs.  I am eating a moderately sized, well balanced meal with protein, vegetables and grain - several times a day.  The only thing I consume to drink is water, water, water.  No artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors. 

If you suffer from occasional or regular headaches, I challenge you to dissect your food choices and to analyze what thing or things may be having an effect on your head.  If you're anything like me you would do ANYTHING to get rid of an active head banger.  Well, what if I told you that if you ate unseasoned fish, rice and asparagus for every meal for 2-3 weeks straight, that it could prevent further headaches.  Would you do it?  I would.  At least I would try it based upon this testimonial.

My sleep patterns have fallen into a somewhat regular routine.  In the past I would sporadically go to bed at random times - sometimes very late at night and sleep as late as I could.  Now, I feel tired around 9:30 and I go to bed.  I sleep well throughout the night because I'm breathing smoothly through my nose.  Snoring has disappeared and I rarely wake up in the middle of the night.  I get up in the morning and I often have things to do so I wake up with a purpose.  There's very little down time so by keeping busy and active, my body knows that when it's time to sleep, it's really time to sleep.  I'm going to need to be rejuvenated to survive again another day.

Additionally with sleep, I don't feel like I go through those highs and lows of tiredness throughout the day as a result of  the things I eat.  No sugar highs or crashes.  No caffeine or chocolate cravings to pick me up.  I'm steady - like a rock.  It feels good to have that control back.

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