So the first week of 2018, and I have decided to do my best to become a better version of myself.
I have been hypothyroid now for over 22 years, it has been a rollercoaster ride, lots of ups and downs, but I think I may have finally found an answer to make me feel better within myself.
At the end of last year, I decided to try a Ketogenic diet, which worked fairly well for me, after tweaking this slightly, I have discovered that I am intolerant to gluten. I can tolerate small amounts but definitely notice when I’ve had a lot, like the 3/4 of a box of liquorice allsorts the other night!! (I’m not perfect and there will be slip ups)
So, now I have porridge in the morning (naturally gluten free, but there may be a chance of cross contamination in the factory – I can handle this!), omelette/protein pancakes or Greek yogurt at lunch and a home cooked dinner with cauliflower rice or raw spinach at night.
I eat a lot less carbohydrates now and try to steer away from processed foods as much as possible.
I have a lot more energy now and less brain fog
Exercise is another matter, I went out for a run this week, well more like a jog! I haven’t ran for over 9 months but managed 15 minutes without stopping, I do feel more exhausted after a few days rest, so will monitor this to see whether it is beneficial for me. I am also doing Pilates everyday, meditating and walking.
I have met a wonderful man, who is spoiling me rotten with meals out, romantic walks and great conversation. We are only 1 week into this relationship, keeping my fingers crossed as it feels amazing!!