My energy levels are sky high, whilst my stress levels are at an all-time low (or that’s how it feels, maybe it is more of a case that I am managing to cope much better with whatever life / children / work throws at me) and I feel that I can take on the world with a smile! My brainfog has lifted and I am thinking clearer and more sharply than I have in a long time. My sleep quality and quantity has improved – the bags beneath my eyes have all but disappeared. And my skin and hair hasn’t looked this good in ages (Rosacea, what rosacea? – my red ruddy cheeks have all but disappeared), friends and family, and even people I don’t know that well, have commented on well I am looking. As for my digestive system – it’s working better than ever, I didn’t realise just how bloated I had been – it’s amazing what you just get used to. What with this and the weight that I have lost – see below, all my clothes are just hanging off me and I have had to get some more holes cut in my favourite belt. WhiteStuff and Boden here I come! Which brings me on to the numbers part – time to get form filling and the measuring tape and scales out again.
Firstly, the medical symptoms questionnaire. Having tallied up the individual scores my total is now 17, WOW – a reduction of 32 points (pre-metabolic programme score = 49). I knew my health symptoms and concerns had improved, but this score gives me quantifiable evidence of just how much they (and toxic load) have improved! And now for the bit you have all been waiting for (though you have already had a sneak preview):
BMI – Before: 24.3, After: 23.2, Improvement: -1.1
Waist – Before: 81cm, After: 77cm, Improvement: -4cm
Hips – Before: 97cm, After: 96cm, Improvement: -1cm
Waist/hip ratio – Before: 0.84, After: 0.80, Improvement: -0.04
That is truly astounding! Has it been worth doing it and is it worth the money – YOU BET. Though the proof of the pudding will be whether I can keep the weight off and keep feeling and looking so great. The most obvious way to do this would be to keep eating and living healthily. And this is another major benefit of the programme, it has not only got me looking and feeling great, but has also helped me to change the way I view foods and lifestyle, making me more mindful of the foods (good and bad) that I eat and how they directly affect my health and well-being. All of which encourages long term healthy eating behaviour – more on this in my next post, the metabolic detox journey isn’t over just yet.
So back to the programme, before I reach for a celebratory glass of fizz – which theoretically I can do tomorrow. The programme isn’t completely over yet, I now need to concentrate on reintroducing the avoided foods slowly (one food group every couple of days) so as not to undo all the good work and to get my body used to eating them again. This will also make it easier to identify any problem foods that I might react to (in which case I will keep on avoiding). And just when I thought it was all over….
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