I don’t typically talk about food. I leave recipes and other food things to people who are really good at it. This isn’t so much about food though, but encouragement and inspiration to those who need it.
Pain and exhaustion
I wanted to feel better. For years I dealt with 3-day headaches that wiped me out. They were faithful – every month for three days. It got to where I was layering naproxen and tylenol to no avail. Occasionally when I was desperate, I would take something stronger but then I’d be sluggish or sleepy. It was something I just “had to live with” as a hormonal problem.
Then about a year ago I started having insomnia. I would be wide awake for 2-3 hours during the night. Ugh. I tried every remedy that was suggested. Occasionally when I was desperate, I’d take a sleeping pill.
You get the picture. I was taking more and more medication and not feeling great.
It was seriously affecting my life.
I prayed over whether these were spiritual issues. Maybe I was worried or stressed. Nope.
The solution God gave me
About six weeks ago I saw a friend’s post on Facebook about a diet she was trying in order to lose 50 pounds. I didn’t need to lose weight but some of the things she said caught my attention. It was all about avoiding and overcoming food intolerance. The stuff that makes us sick (and overweight) without realizing it.
I started wondering if my health problems were food related. It was worth a try. Almost anything was worth a try!
Now I’m in my sixth week of The Virgin Diet and experiencing pretty impressive results. Don’t worry about the weird name. It was designed by J.J. Virgin – a certified nutrition specialist and board certified in holistic nutrition.
I won’t go into all the details of the diet because you can read them yourself if you’re interested, but I will share a few of the results so you can decide if it’s something from which you could benefit.
Regarding my headaches and insomnia: the first few days which are considered detox, I had the worst headache of my life. It was withdrawal and it was awful. Could barely function. I’ve been told that doesn’t happen to everyone and that if you take a bunch of supplements during those days you can avoid a lot of the detox symptoms. Since then, however, great news! I have had one headache that was only 2 days and not as severe as normal. I have only had a couple of nights where I have awakened and then for only a short time. I am sleeping like a baby and loving it!
J.J. works with athletes and believes that diet has a lot to do with joint pain and other pains associated with sports. So if you’re experiencing things other than headaches or insomnia, this could help.
For those of you interested in weight loss: without even having it as my goal, I have lost weight. It just falls off. Because I wasn’t concerned with the weight issue, I ate more than I was supposed to. I ate all the right foods, just more of them. And I still lost weight!
So I’m thinner and feel phenomenal in only 5-6 weeks.
No one thing cures everything and I’m not suggesting this diet does. I’m just sharing it in case you physically don’t feel good or aren’t happy with your weight and want to try something different. This program gets results.
Make it part of your new year?
If you want more information, click here The Virgin Diet.
And by the way, I don’t know J.J. I’m not getting any kickbacks for posting this. I’m just passing along information that might help you.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
Have a healthy and happy holiday season.