This time of year the newpaper stands and the TV commercials are all screaming at us women, telling us the newest and latest drug that will make us perfect for our “beach body”. Every summer I try some crash diet after I realize how much of an “addition” I built onto my body during the winter months. This year, however, with TTC, I think I want to get a baby body. I dont care about appearance as much as I want the inside of me in tip-top shape!
After a couple weeks of research (Probably could have taken a day or two, but diets make me sad) I have decided how to “detox” my body and start maintaining a health as if our country didn’t pack our food fool or pesticides, GMO’s and chemicals. A lot of the TTC forums and advice says to go Organic, but lets be serious ladies, Do we have the time and money to try and switch everything over? Sure, if the Carrots are only 50 cents more for the organic kind, you bet I’ll by them. I also spend a little extra on the organic/cage free eggs for some Karma-like help too.
Alright, my goal for this “diet” ….err… I hate the word diet…I’ll call it Life Style change…. my goal for this new life style change is to:
1. Regulate my sugar to a more human level. Did you know humans are built to not even need to eat sugar? Yet the amount of Sugar forced into the consumer market is unreal! So I would like to cut my sugar in take to only about 10 grams a day.
2. Go Caveman! Well, sorta. I heard really really good advice for people wanting to be healthy. “If it doesn’t come from the ground, or have a mother, don’t eat it!”. It makes sense. What ever religion you follow, you have to admit, whether we were created or evolved, we have not yet adapted from eating fresh fruits and vegetables to eating, hamburgers, sandwhiches and produce that are so packed with chemicals, you don’t need to refrigerate them yuck!
3. Ph Balance. Not yet sure how to obtain this. But I’m wondering if this is one of the reasons we don’t have an extra pair of feet running around our house yet. I Read the PH of your body is important, and perhaps even by eating regular and healthy foods, it will regulate (I don’t even know if my ph is off even). But I also looked into taking Apple Cider Vinegar. It is a more ancient remedy for cure to PH imbalance as well as Acid reflux (acid to cure acid?) to be honest, its AMAZING! I ‘ had heart burn since I started doing it. Its all natural, it’s been sued for hundreds, thousands of years, and is safe! Many women even said they were able to conceive after taking ACV, because it did regulate their ph level….warning, don’t take it then eat something greasy, or you will be visiting your bathroom regularly! but its definitely worth a shot! I added a website to the picture below if you want more information on ACV!
So these changes are a lot for anyone to handle. Luckily I’m not addicted to sugar, but I will start weening myself off all of it. I am hoping by day 1 of my next cylce, I will be detoxed and ready for some serious baby making!
Until Next time — Good luck!