2020-03-02 07:28:04 - Ixchel Rainbow Living

2020-03-02 07:28:04

2020-03-02 07:28:04

Photo Caption: Me, 1990, natural hair color, with a perm curl that felt like a lion’s mane. Going through a divorce, I was just 18. Living in rural Sonoma County, dairy cow country, I had just read Diet for a New America by my friend Ocean’s dad, John Robbins.
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Growing up vegetarian, the book pushed me to go further, I went vegan. Little did I know then that the milk protein casein was also contributing to my physical challenges.
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By the time I took this photo I was only 90 lbs (significantly underweight). I was still breastfeeding my second baby in a year, but my thyroid was on tilt from a few years of extreme stress. I was going hard for wheat, sadly, I would be undiagnosed celiac for another twenty years.
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I look back at old photos and marvel at what this body has endured. I am so grateful for the resilience of my ancestors. It literally takes my breath away what they have survived for me to be here.
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A decade later I was still struggling with my weight. But by then I nearly doubled in size to 170lbs. I was so desperate I allowed my endocrinologist to convince me to radiate my thyroid. I had not yet learned to trust my intuition around eating. Still eating foods that were toxic for me because I was trying to fit into an ethical framework around eating.
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Three years ago when I learned to let go of the judgement of what I put in my mouth — when I based it on how my body felt after I ate, a behavioral psychology foundation of WildFit — I was able to let go of the food addictions and find my balance, effortlessly.
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No more yo-yo. No more starving. No more obsessing with a scale. My ancestors are guiding me and my intuition. I’m right where I need to be.
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How do you feel about your menus? Are they feeding your emotions, but leaving you hungry, or crappy?
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Do you know what foods your ancestors ate traditionally, in seasons?
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Check out my 28-Day Self Care Revolution on YouTube (link in bio). .
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