I hope I am not repeating another poster - apologies in advance; I would think that my experience of life in the fat lane may be more common then some
realize. I tend to jump in once I have read several posters verbally regurgitating the same answers; with good intent I am sure just a sliding scale
of the same answer(s).
I myself was underweight for most of my public school years. Through my late teens up to my early 30's I remained around a size 3 to 5; even after my
first baby. When I was pregnant though they pushed me to gain weight through eating more times a day and a "hearty" diet. I got up to 189 when I gave
birth. I am 5'4. My mother is the same height and is xxxL, as was my aunt. Alternatively my grandmother and 2 female cousins were as thin as myself.
When I hit mid 30 my metabolism crashed. I also started waking up in hives. I had a very stressful advertising career, commute of over and hour, while
being a single mom. Needless to say the commute gave me more stress - nothing like driving 38 miles in gridlock. Overnight it seemed like I started
gaining weight but learned it was from all of the steroids they gave me to control my hives because nothing else would resolve the issue.
My diet was always pretty healthy and wasn't never really had a sweet tooth. I prepared meals every evening but sometimes I used frozen vegs and never
really "researched our proteins." We drank water (tap) all the time every day; I would drink coffee behind a couple of bottles of children't benadryl
to be able to go to work.
Now 9 years later my weight is the same as when I was pregnant. I did have another baby @40 and boy that seemed to wreck something inside because I
began to have spinal issues. The constant pain kept me less mobilized than someone else at my age and I did not sit and shove food in my face all day.
Actually the opposite. I ate tons of salad, veggies and lean meat as well as fish. My weight climbed up to 193.
Now I am dealing with hypothyroidism, Hashimotos disease. I think it could be chopped up to the gallons flouridated water I would drink in the week as
well as damage from the steroids.
I truly believe that all the meds we take affect our metabolic continuity, the foods ARE poisoned as well as the vaccines we are pumped with (here in
the states as we are young). Combining the issues one could state this causes damage to our adrenal, pituitary, and pineal glands. Much less
dehydrating our cartilige/collagen levels through flouridation which added all together becomes chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, MS and possibly many
other "stationary diseases."
Sadly it seems to me through my experience that there are many factors that are allowed to keep us working crazy mad during our prime years and as we
age maybe the GMOS, hormones and antibiotics causes the inability to be as healthy as we might in other countries. Many countries do not allow
hormones and antibiotics in their meat to boot the GMO foods.
MANY Americans are clueless about the processead, fast, microwaveable foods, margarine and sodium laddened products that create havoc on our
ETA: My husband is from the UK - he can eat anything and is never ill. Makes hone in on the vaccines and flouridation induction in America that may be
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The Sad Truth About the Future (title of thread I forgot to add)
ATS recent thread
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chemicals, our body and the outcomes
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