So what are these changes? Well after years of intestinal issues and lately waking up feeling like I have allergies with a stuffy/runny nose, and chest congestion. I have also been watching my running pace start to slow and it is super frustrating.
So I have been doing a little research and have decided to make some dietary and lifestyle changes. Now what exactly are these changes? You may ask. Well, the other day I came across a website called My Crazy Sexy Life where I found some information on a little something called PH--and a PH diet. I encourage you to watch this short video so you can know what I am talking about and also so I don't have to write a book...( you better watch it or you will be lost for the rest of the post...just a warning ).
Kind of interesting right? I thought so too, so I bought The Ultimate PH Solution and am currently reading it. I am still looking at it with a bit of skepticism because it goes against some things that I have been taught in my many nutrition classes over the years. It also goes against a lot of what modern medicine would have you believe. How could it really be so simple? Well, I am not so sure it is, but let me remind you that Kris Karr was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer 6 years ago. It was in her liver, and her lungs and since changing her diet and lifestyle habits, her cancer has been stable and without any growth. <--this fact is the only thing that made me willing to give this PH theory a bit more thought.
I plan to approach this diet still as a skeptic, but when modern medicine fails you, what else do you have to lose?
So here is where my change comes in...I have decided that I am not going to make any quick drastic changes because then I would most definitely be setting myself up for failure. I am not going to drink green veggie juice for breakfast, stop cooking my veggies, Eat a raw vegan diet, or give up on slutty lady Starbucks...but there is one slut that I am going to say goodbye to and that is Go Girl. Yes, I know SHOCKER ( insert gasp here ). I think giving up Go Girls is my first and most drastic step. I know coffee is an acidic food and not part of the PH diet, but I see it as the lesser of the two evils..so I consider it a step in the right direction--for me at least. If you know me personally, you know just how drastic this step is.
So the rest of what I am changing besides cutting out the slut in my life, will be more subtle. I already follow much of the PH diet by being a vegetarian. I don't eat a lot of processed foods, I don't eat meat, so I am just going to continue focusing on eating whole unprocessed food. I don't want to make it complicated, because I don't believe in making eating a complicated thing. Moderation and variety people!
So you may be wondering when these changes will be taking affect, and I have chosen Friday August 13th. Why such an odd day? Well because after Thursday I have nothing going on and I will have the whole weekend to go through Go Girl withdrawals. ( sad I know ). Also, I would like to finish up the book I am reading on PH balance, and would like to have a better meal/caffeine plan in place before I jump into failure. Oh and I have to procrastinate or I else I would just be lost.
I have equipped myself with some PH testing strips to test my body's PH level and I am thinking about vlogging this whole experience. What do you think?