I used to just want to be skinny. Whatever that meant. No…correction…I knew what it meant. It meant going into a store and being able to fit into clothes. It meant being comfortable; wearing shorts; wearing a bathing suit without covering up. It meant the world to me. Unfortunately, on my journey to skinny, I got extremely sick. I lost weight and dieted completely wrong. I might have looked great on the outside but I had damaged my insides. I burned out my thyroid which to this day I take medication for and I severely taxed my adrenal glands which honestly, even many years later I still cannot “burn the midnight oil” without me noticing certain signs my body gives me showing the start of exhaustion.
Through a slow recovery of the right nutrition, the right exercise, sleep and lots of self-development (no one does this to themselves without a deep rooted reason) I began to understand and appreciate the way I desired to look but more importantly the way I should feel.
I have been using supplements forever. Since I was 20. Through trial and error I have experimented and experienced hundreds and hundreds of protein powders; pills; vitamins; fat burners; antioxidants….the list is endless. In my late 20’s I can remember reading an article about a fat burner everyone was taking. It was just discovered to contain jet fuel. I couldn’t believe what I was reading and I couldn’t believe that we were putting this into our bodies all in the pursuit of a “skinny” version of ourselves. It was then I slowly moved to an organic diet. I appreciate organic…trust me….but it doesn’t guarantee our health. When I destroyed my body….it was with all organic food.