Tell Me About Your Diet Experiences

As a nutrition major, I plan on working with many individuals who are experimenting with different diets. veganism, raw foodist, fruitarianism, Paleo, Primal, vegetarian or just plain meat eater. I’m looking for stories from you, telling me about your experiences with any of these (or another diet I failed to mention). What were your successes? What were the downfalls? Are you still continuing on with this diet?

I know this was a very short post, but I really am interested in YOU. There are many more people reading this blog than there was a year ago, a month ago, a week ago! Just sending posts doesn’t help me connect with your story. I’ve shared mine, and now it’s time to share yours, only if you feel comfortable in doing so. Not only will it help me in my future holistic nutrition practice, but it may help others on their road to good health. You can tell your story in the comment section below, so everyone can learn about it, or you can simply email me or share it on Facebook or Twitter.

Tomorrow is my birthday! I have a German Chocolate Cake recipe that I want to share with you on Tuesday (I will more than likely not be working on my b-day :) ). The frosting is to live for, and there are many variations to both the cake and the frosting no matter what diet you follow (vegan, Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, etc.).

This is The Healthy Advocate.

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5 Responses to “Tell Me About Your Diet Experiences”
  1. Ca. M 20 May 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Veganism. Not the best decision I have made, but I was fairly young at the time. I started to experience hair thinning because my vitamin B12 levels were low. I don’t believe in supplementing with nutrients, it just isn’t natural. My hair is much better now that I have started to eat low mercury fish and grass-fed beef 2-3 times a week.

  2. Pam 20 May 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Help me out here. Just went to the doc to get the results of my food sensitivity panel. There are 28 foods which are toxic to my body, including chicken & turkey (that is all I eat as far as meat is concerned), eggs, cow’s milk and dairy products, and brewers & bakers yeast. Plus I am now pre-diabetic. So my total lifestyle change includes eating sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain free. Which pretty much eliminates everything I eat. So, any ideas for what I can eat or recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  3. Pam 20 May 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Oh, and I don’t eat seafood or red meat.

    • admin 20 May 2012 at 4:01 pm #

      Hi Pam,

      Do you choose not to eat seafood or red meat? Or do these foods also cause reactions?

  4. Nancy 22 May 2012 at 7:32 am #

    You didn’t mention the Divorce Diet. After 14 yrs when my relationship fell apart just after both parents died. I, at 5’7″ was weighing in at over 180. A little puff-puff a friend called me.

    Food tasted like straw, so I took that opportunity to eat what I knew I was supposed to eat because nothing tasted good anyway. Steel cut oats with fruit and yogurt with eggs for breakfast, beans and lentils — mostly I’d make up a pot of chili once a week so I didn’t have to face cooking.

    The important bits: I only ate when I was actually hungry, didn’t eat anything processed or containing sugar and I walked. And walked. And walked. Lost 35 pounds in 6 months. Got my sanity and joy back, too. Life is good.

    Next, something like Paleo:
    My companion has Parkinson’s. In Jan, he was living on Pizza, Taco Time, Cookies and at least a liter of Coke/day. We talked and with a little support, he nixed the processed, the sugar and the wheat.

    Now, after about 3 months of overdoing the veggies (he drinks 40 oz of veggie juices/day made from 12 cups of raw, and some aloe), he has reduced his med intake from 9 pills per day in Jan to less than 1 — today he took only 1/2 a tab of his dopamine and had a great day.

    Well, great for him. Still have a long way to go, but he credits the eating and the supplements with helping his recovery in a big way. Last Aug he could barely walk to the bathroom from his bed seriously was planning his funeral. Today he walked 3.3 miles, albeit still dragging a foot. Food really is the only major thing we’ve changed so far.

    Thanks for your site
    nancy

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