Stephanie began the journey to get her health back on November 1, 2009. After one month of nutritarian eating she has lost 16 lbs and has energy and stamina for the first time in her life! To learn more about Stephanie, including her starting medical stats, click here.
How do you feel after one month of nutritarian eating? I feel like a completely different person! I have energy and stamina that I’ve never had before in my life. When I began, I had severe swelling in my lower legs, ankles and feet. Now I have no swelling and all the inflammation in my body is gone. I can stand without pain, and I can move around easier.
My whole demeanor has also changed. Relatives and close friends notice a big difference. They say there was this “darkness” about me that is now completely gone. I’ve had so many people ask me what I am doing.
What has been your greatest success so far? I’ve been learning to talk myself through the rough times when I want to eat for emotional reasons. I tell myself that what I’m feeling is toxic hunger and will pass soon. My faith has given me strength and courage to persevere through those times.
Do you have any thoughts or success tips to share? Yes! Give yourself permission to be in control of your outcome. Your success with nutritarian eating truly depends not only on the choices you make, but the choices you don't make. One day this past month I was in situation where I felt that I did not have any other choice but to eat the standard American food that was offered to me. I ate the food and felt lousy afterwards. Dr. Fuhrman reminded me that I had blamed the situation and not myself, and that really put things in focus for me. Nutritarian eating has to be a conscious choice every day.
Cravings do go away and emotional eating can be stopped. I just want to go out and shout to everyone that they need to make this change in their own life!
Weight: 398 lbs 382 lbs
Blood pressure: 140 / 110 138 / 82
Waist: 58” 54”
Congratulations Stephanie! Keep up the great work and we look forward to following your monthly progress as you get your health back!