- Please excuse my terribly manicured feet and if you have a weak stomach, but here is what my eczema looked like just a few months ago.
Fast forward to today, I am allowed to eat whatever I want. I’ll let you soak that in for a moment and then I’ll repeat it. I AM ALLOWED TO EAT WHATEVER I WANT!!!! It is one of the most freeing experiences of my life since I have always been on some sort of diet! Here is the catch…because you know there’s always a catch! I want to be the happiest and healthiest version of myself and to do that I need to consider what I am eating. Gluten and highly processed foods make me feel bloated and give me an eczema rash almost overnight. Eczema is an inflammatory condition inside your body, so I try to avoid foods that are inflammatory. Key word being try, because if I want it, I eat it. But I know what the possible ramification might be. So I try to only eat whole foods and if I’m hungry I eat. What a concept right? Listening to what your body is asking for? Weird! Here are some incredibly delicious meals I’ve prepped.
I used to think that I needed to eat less to lose weight, but it’s no longer about losing weight for me, it’s about my health as a whole. All of our bodies function differently, but also very much alike at the same time. Our bodies tell us when it needs fuel and we can choose to ignore it, which only causes problems or we can choose to nourish our bodies with amazing foods that will make us feel good and function properly. The decision is something we all have to make for ourselves and all our journeys will be different and that is what makes it so beautiful.
I get asked a lot what my diet is like. Again, I just try to eat whole foods, but if you’re interested in seeing what I eat in a day just leave a comment below. If there is enough interest, I’ll dedicate a post just to what I eat in a day with beautiful photos to accompany it and maybe even a few recipes.
And just for the record, my eczema is 100% under control since making this change. I’ll leave you with another photo of my feet from just moments ago.