The Sacred Heart Diet


If you have followed me on my other blog (http://authenticallym.blogspot.com/ ) Thank you first of all.But you’d know I struggle with endometriosis .Unfamiliar with what this condition is? It’s okay. Because I don’t mind sharing and reminded myself at the same time. Endometriosis occurs when the cells in the lining of the uterus known as the “endometrium” go outside the uterine cavity. Can cause tremendous pain in a women’s ovaries before ovulation or after. In my experience, it gets so bad to the point I’d be stuck in a fetal position for a couple minutes.No, it’s not the same as cramps! Imagine someone or thing twisting and pulling your ovaries. That’s the feeling.It’s a period in reverse  so to speak. I found out that I had endometriosis when I had to have surgery on a gulf ball size cyst on my right ovary. After the doctor burnt off the remaining scar tissue and took out the cyst I felt more like myself again. Until six months later.So now I struggle with this pain on and off once again. I’m pretty certain another cyst has developed as well. There is no cure and the option I really have is to take my ovaries out completely. The doctor advise that it was rear to develop endometriosis after already giving birth.Because  when your body is in that state of pregnancy your hormones flip flop.That’s why doctors prescribe birth control pills.   But I’ve also researched that not only do my hormones  get out of whack  but my weight can contribute as well. When I was eighteen I weighed 120 pounds.Two years after I got married it bumped up to 135. Then once I got pregnant my after weight was 160. A big jump for me. And not what my body was use to. Needless to say once I’ve reached that 135-145 mark is when my body started reacting and I remember the first time I started having such excruciating pain. I’ve manged to get my weight down from the 160 to 150. Tumbling back and forth from 145-150. But my goal of course is to lose another 10 or 15 pounds. So how am I going to do that? Well, it’s not so simple. You would think running around with a two year old,errands,chores,cooking etc would help out but it’s hard for me. Especially with this condition because at times I just don’t have the energy or am in such pain just by getting off the couch or out of bed in the mornings. The guilt gets to me but I know it’s not my fault. I want to do it and at times I push myself to do so and hide the pain.

I’ve ran into this Sacred Heart Diet on google while talking to my husband about his intentions of losing weight also. And it intrigued me. It was originally used to reduce the weight of heart patients. There are many different versions of this diet so you can pick and choose what will work for you. It involves a strict vegetable soup and fruit diet for about seven days. On the fifth day (I think the fifth) you can eat beef. But for the most part you can’t have anything but veggies and fruit. So we went out and bought just that. I’ve made my own soups with the different  veggies and if I was to crave something sweet I’d chose between a apple,grapes,or watermelon. Bananas are not recommended until the third day to fill your body with the potassium it needs.As well as calcium. So with this discovery and how I am. I am experimenting and will see how it’ll go. I’m on my second day and have done pretty well. My husband on the other hand…..

I will give an update on this if results are apparent. But as of now. This is a trial. If anyone else has tried this please comment sincerely. Thanks!

IMAG0549Not to shabby. 🙂

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