Oh no Paleomom... I'm so sorry to read that. Believe me, I know exactly how you feel. I hit some lows during the last few weeks, but I'll tell you - the time when I started doing oil cleansing method and I could literally see new wrinkles forming on my face on a daily basis was incredibly upsetting. I felt exactly as you do now - that the more I was trying to help myself, the worse I was getting.
Originally Posted by PaleoMom
This is kind of an abstract thing to say, but I'll say it anyway. What I've learned is that we get on winning or losing streaks. Things were going really wrong in my life around Christmas: I was on a losing streak, and everything I tried made my life worse. Now I feel like I'm on a winning streak: the right answers seem to be coming.
I think maybe you need to take some time away for a day or two. Would you be able to do that? Could you book into a spa? It sounds like you need to clear your head and get some space from this whole process.
Just a few questions:
Is the only thing you've changed in your diet your quantities?
Are you still eating over maintainance?
Have you started cutting?
Also, when was the last time you had bloodwork done?
Hugs to you...!
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat