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Are you eating too much of the wrong foods?

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Are you eating too much of the wrong foods?

If you have had your gallbladder out like me, then you absolutely have to watch what you eat.

Too many times I have had the craps literally 15 minutes after I ate something that just did not agree with my guts or my diet!

I knew what my body could handle, but I ate stuff that bothered my insides anyways, and I paid the price on the toilet within minutes.

In some cases, it was a good thing I had it removed, because it made me more aware of what I was putting into my body! I realized what was healthy and what wasn't. It gave me a great kick-start on starting my health happiness journey. It made me more aware of what bothered my guts, and what helped my guts.

Was I putting too much food on my plate? Did I eat until I became really full?

Did I keep eating to finish everything on my plate? Did I finish eating my child's uneaten food on their plate? Did I take second helpings even though I was full? Did I take another portion simply because it was there in front of me?

I can answer “Yes” to all of these questions, and boy did my body feel it and show it!

Did I feel awful afterwards? Did I lose my energy? Did I find it hard to move around? Did I become severely overweight? Did I become depressed? Did I constantly have bathroom issues?

I can answer “Yes” to all of these questions, and boy did my body feel it and show it!

So what changed? Why did I decide to start my own health happiness journey?

Simply, because I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

I was sick of having no energy. I was sick of always having to make sure a bathroom was close no matter where I went. My diet was becoming so poor and so out of hand – I developed “Irritable Bowel Syndrome”.

What's that you ask? It is awful!

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system. Symptoms can include stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation.

The foods that contribute to it are:

  • Processed foods (cookies, chips)

  • Refined grains (white flour)

  • Dairy (especially cheese)

  • Too much protein.

  • Carbonated drinks.

  • Caffeine.

  • Alcohol.

So, OK, I had had enough of this messy diet! I started eating healthier foods. I watched my portion sizes. I stopped eating when I became satisfied and not full. I even left food on my plate when I was done eating. A first for all of that, and I was on my way to feeling so much better. I cured my IBS symptoms. It didn't matter if I didn't have my gallbladder to squeeze out the "yuckies" going through my intestines. I was simply eating foods that did not bother my guts anymore! I was on my health happiness journey!

Forward to almost two years later, a loss of over 100 pounds, and I feel great! I have more energy, I started walking regularly, I am eating healthier foods, and I am simply enjoying life! Especially not having to poop all the time!

So, if you don't have your gall bladder and you have IBS, no worries – you can live a long, healthy life with the right diet and exercise that's right for you! And you can even avoid those constant bathroom breaks!

I did it! You can do it too! Free your gut!

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