Sunday, February 14, 2010


I have no idea where to put this post, so I am just putting it here. Ashlee told me to share this information with you and I think you will like it.

I should probably give you a little back ground first. It was eight months after I had my three year old that I developed IBS. I quickly started talking with my mid wife and she suggested to increase fruits and veggies in my diet. Well, I did just that and I went from having three attacks a week (12 a month) to one a month.

About seven months after having my nine month old daughter I remembered that I had once had IBS (I had no attacks during pregnancy). I quickly started changing my diet again. However, I felt that I needed to do more than I had done before but I didn't know what that was. I began by increasing fruits and veggies and eating less of sugar. On new years eve my friends told me about a book, "Eat to Live". It sounded like the missing piece to my puzzle. I began reading it and quickly adapted it to my life style and every day diet.

I have always been a pretty healthy eater (ask Ahslee, she will testify) but my weight was always stuck around 158-165 lbs (I am 5 "9"). I dance, exercise and eat so well but that is just where my body wanted to be in weight. In the past 6 weeks I have lost 16 lbs. I never go hungry and because I breast feed I actually eat more than most people. I am now 150 lbs and the number is still goint down.

You are pretty much vegan for six weeks and then you add meat and dairy back into your diet if you choose to. If I do, it will be sparingly. To me that means red meat once a month, chicken twice a month and fish once a week. Dairy and sugar will be sparingly as well.

I also eat 1-2lbs easy of veggies and fruit a day (a lot of salad) but I love it. My hair feel different, people have commented on my skin tone and my dark circles under my eyes are getting lighter.

If you want to talk to me about this, then email me and I will send you my number.

Sorry that was a lot. Thanks for listening.




  1. Thanks for sharing Emily! I will testify that Emily has always eaten healthily- WAY better than me. But for the record- I think your hair and skin were always lovely :) I'm so glad that you are enjoying your new diet. I think we could stand to eat more fruits and veggies around here too. Thanks again Emily!

  2. Ashlee you only say that because you never felt the texture of my hair then and now. Also, I wear eye make up so you can't see the dark circles under my eyes. But thank you for your kindness.

    ps green is perfect

  3. Alright Emily, I want to know ALL about this. I think I am going to try to get this book this week. Heres my deal...I try to be healthy, we really eat mostly veggies and fruits, fish and dairy. I have wanted to cut back on my dairy for a while...I won't ever cut it completely, I just can't be scouring labels to see if there is a trace of dairy, but I want to minimize it. Also...I am in a major need of a sweets overhaul and I am hoping this will help. Oh and while trying to be the healthiest me possible I want to lose weight too. I am so glad you mentioned this here and I can't wait to get this book and start reading...i'll definitely let you know if I have questions. Thanks!!!

  4. K, this totally makes sense! My husband has always had a lot of "digestive issues"; enough that we had him tested for Celiac disease, (runs in his family). One thing we've always's worse when he eats crap. Like anything fast food, or soda. Since we've started eating more healthy, he's definitely felt better.

    Thanks for the suggestion! We'll definitely be looking into this!

  5. I am so happy that you are all taking this to heart. Most people say, "good for you". They don't see how important it is for them to eat better and cut back, not cut out on some of the foods that are in their diet. They could solve their own health problems by just changing their diet.

  6. Yes. Apathy towards health and nutrition makes me sad. It's something that is so important to me that when people just REALLY don't care I feel so bad. ESPECIALLY when I see little kids who are suffering because of their parents decisions. (I'm not trying to judge- most moms I think do a really good job, and do the best with the resources and knowlegde that they have... but I have come in contact with some recently where they and their children are EXTREMELY overweight... on a diet of completely processed/premade food, and I just can't help but wonder what those poor kids will have to go through starting out on that kind of foot. You know?)Thanks for caring and sharing guys! I think I am going to get this book too. OH SO many books I need to get!