We get loads of questions about the program everyday so we have found a willing volunteer to give us a no-holds-barred account of her experience as she runs through the 6 week program.
Sarah will be updating us on her progress regularly, posting some of her insights on social media and she may even answer your questions if you ask nice enough!
A bit of info about me:I am 30 years old and live in Balgownie with my husband, Nathan.
We’ve been married 12 years and don’t have any kids yet.
My stress levels go up and down depending on work. I often have deadlines that need to be met however I am pretty good at knowing when I have had enough and need to go home or switch off.
I have started taking Wednesdays off work to have a mid week break and I make up the hours on other days. This allows my mind and body to relax and have some time mid week and I feel more productive and less stressed through the rest of the week.
I have been on a bit of a self-help health journey (last 2 years) as I was having a lot of unexplained pain.
I have had asthma and eczema since I was a baby and have lots of allergies to food, preservatives, lotions, etc etc etc… On top of this- I have also recently been diagnosed with Peripheral Spondyloarthritis and Fibromyalgia. I found that every Dr I went to kept palming me off to another Dr or just trying to help my pain and symptoms with pain medication and never really addressed the real problem or offered a long term solution.
So I started to look at how to heal myself without medication and through food and lifestyle changes- and finally I am starting to see some results!
I have lost roughly 30kgs in the last 2 years simply from changing my diet and attitude to food and exercise. I also try to float at Cocoon Flotation 1-2 times a month for pain management.
I signed up to the Nourish and Flourish workshops as the more I read about health and wellness I kept seeing the terms ‘gut health’ and ‘healing the gut’.
I really wanted to learn more and not just about what I was putting in and on my body but about what was happening once I did and how I could optimise my diet and lifestyle to positively impact my health, pain and weight.
I have noticed the biggest and most amazing change in my pain levels since completing the Nourish and Flourish workshops. I have less pain throughout the day and can exercise 80% of the time without pain which is great!
The simple food changes I have made started with adding grass fed gelatin and a probiotic to my diet. Then I started making sauerkraut and kombucha. I also make home made chicken stock every 2 weeks and drink it most days.
I am listening to my body and only eating when I am hungry (which is less now) and am working towards cutting out all treats in my diet (I’m 80-90% there!). I cut out most breads / heavy starchy food a while ago however adding more healthy fat into my diet (which I struggled with at first) has really helped me be less hungry throughout the day and not crave as many sweets.
I feel that the Real Food Reboot is exactly what I need to take my diet to the next level and also help me learn more tips and changes to implement throughout my diet. I am looking forward to discovering more healthy recipes and food combinations and can’t wait to get started!
Follow Sarah’s Reboot Journey
Sarah’s Tumber Account