Hey Folks! We're excited to introduce Elyssa R., a 21DSD alum. Elyssa's testimonial is part of a series featuring participants who rocked their 21DSDs! Enjoy! – Diane and Team
Level completed: 1
Favorite thing about the program: It was so easy to follow!
Favorite 21DSD recipe: Spaghetti Squash
Awesome benefits I experienced:
- Sugar & carb cravings diminished or eliminated
- Change in palate/tastes – more natural foods taste sweeter to me now
- Change in overall lifestyle choices for the better
- Improved energy levels
- Improved sleep quality
- Improved mood and general outlook on life
- Improved digestion
- Weight loss (8 pounds!)
- No more headaches.
- No more fatigue and afternoon crashes.
- I wake up without an alarm clock.
- I have more energy.
- I exercise regularly.
In my own words
I always considered myself a very healthy and active person overall. I ate the typical SAD “health diet” of low fat, lots of fruits, and whole grains with very minimal sweets or processed foods.
When we found out we were pregnant with our first child in June 2014 I was very attentive to regular exercise and what I thought was good nutrition. In Feb 2015 our daughter was born and our lives changed forever.
I struggled with low milk supply from the first few days of her life which sent me into a downward spiral of postpartum depression (PPD). My diet progressively worsened feeding off of emotions and sadness until one day my husband and I watched a documentary on the sugar epidemic and I started doing research on how the gut and brain are closely correlated. That was when I found the 21DSD, and with the support of my husband we completed the full 21 days.
I immediately noticed drastic improvement in my overall mood and energy, and my PPD symptoms and anxiety almost completely resolved. I lost 8 pounds, my husband lost 11, and I have not had a single headache since completing the program. It jumpstarted us into a major lifestyle change in which we removed refined sugar, flours, gluten and most dairy from our diet and we will never look back.
We feel fantastic and I feel like I got my life back! Battling PPD was the scariest and most overwhelming experience of my life and I am so grateful I found this program which radically changed the health and wellness of my family forever!!