In April, I hired Leslie Gail, Health & Wellness Coach, to assist me with some nutritional concerns. I've been working on eating more whole foods, less processed for more than a year but had hit a plateau. Leslie suggested several things, including that I try a sugar and dairy elimination, separately, for a week.
I decided to do the sugar elimination first because I don't consume much added sugar. (ex: sodas, sugar in coffee or tea) This task was much more difficult than I thought. I actually found myself wanting to have some sugar each day. I actually succumbed to Apple Rolls.
The following week, I started my dairy elimination. That meant no cream in my morning coffee, no butter on the toast. Yuck! But, I did a bit better on avoiding dairy.
Final results: I did feel a little better during the dairy elimination. I realized that I should be more aware of what I'm consuming so I do keep a food diary. Not for beating myself up but to see how certain foods affect my chronic pain. I really appreciate Leslie's suggestions and goal setting tips. If you're interesting in Leslie's services, please stop by her website.