Have you ever ate a healthy meal, like a whole grain sandwich with low fat cheese and some meat, and felt terrible body pains afterwards? Maybe some unnecessary bloating?

I sure as hell have.

So I opened my mind to educate myself on the human body, how it responds to what is done to it and what goes into it. And boy was I doing it all wrong..

So what changes did I make in my nutrition and training?

I cut out all dairy and gluten products. I thought this would be impossible, but the day came to where I said “ This is killing me, inside out, and I want to experience this world for as long as I can”. So I cut it out of my diet. It wasn’t cold turkey, first was dairy and main bread sources. Then after a couple months everything else started weening out of my diet without me really even noticing.

It was a tough transition to make, but I wouldn’t change a thing because my body has never felt so good.

My migraines were gone. My stomach pains and excessive bloating went away. I had energy.

I have never felt so alive and healthy. 

I am truly grateful to have made this decision now, instead of making this transition when I’m 35 years old and it’s too late for me because I have become pre-diabetic.

With this change in my nutrition, I also got off medications. I was on Birth control for 3-ish years. It wasn’t until I found out by doctors information, that I was damaging my body in the long run. Ladies, if you take birth control… not only does it cause your body to hold onto weight, it increases chances for cancer when you’re older, it makes our menopause 10x worse, and it can also cause issues with fertility. 

As soon as I dropped the BC I lost 4lbs in less than 2 months.

On top of fueling my body properly, taking care of my skin, mentally getting stronger, and physically training 4 days a week in the gym… I now feel like wonder women. 

My conclusion:

The fitness industry is messed up. They lie to you and will tell you that what we are doing as a society to “diet” is the right thing. They will tell you that “Sugar-free” is a healthier option. They will tell you that training 7 days a week is what you need to do to get your health in order.They make you feel like you need to be a certain size to be healthy. They will post charts of what is the right way to train or make a meal plan, etc. They will make you think they’re an influencer because they have over 100k followers. But we don’t think to ask if they buy their following or not.

It took me years to realize this, but I couldn’t be more grateful for the perspective i have now and the knowledge I can share with you to help everyone understand the world we live in. I promise you that there is beauty in the consciousness of the world; all you have to do is open your mind. 

Jessica Golding