Arnica Phillips on Facebook
6 months ago
10/24/2020, 11:25 AM
First let me say, I LOVE THE SHT! It really is the "SHT"! Life before the SHT was, I would say the normal "fat kid" american life. I tried to do what I thought was healthy during the week and ate like a fat kid on the weekend, having a "break day" This consisted of Little Ceasur Pizza's and/or Ben and Jerry's ice cream. I had popcorn almost every night loaded with butter and unhealthy oils. I worked out almost every day so thought this lifestyle was okay. I did the normal Bodybuilding thing during the week and packed multiple small meals to eat during the day. Usually consisting of chicken and rice and broccoli. I had to hit my calories, and if I didn't, I over ate at night even if I wasn't hungry. I had been on multiple medications most of my life consisting of Anxiety medications, depression meds. allergy meds, asthma meds, etc. The list goes on and on. Fast forward to the day my Uncle passed. He was in his late 30's and died of a heart problem. This was a wake up call for me. I needed to change but how? I reached out to my brother, who is healthy and fit as they come. He referred me the the SHT! I started by watching the welcome video and listening to all the podcasts. I took everything I learned it went all in! I spent a weekend purging my kitchen! Went through the pantry, the cabnets, the fridge, the freezer and threw away anything not approved. (which was a lot!) It sounded like a waste at first, but I asked myself, how much is my health and life worth to me? To me it was worth way more than a $100 of wasted, unhealthy food items. After being SHT for a few months I started to recognize a couple things! One, I felt better! I didn't have as many digestive issues as I had. Less bloating after eating, a clearer mind, better sleep, I lost weight that I thought was to stubborn to come off, I had better energy, and test anxiety was no more. I no longer needed the TV to fall asleep at night! I also started to feel like I didn't need my medications anymore. I had a discussion with my PCP, discussed how I had changed my eating habits and was meditating, she put in a plan to get me off the meds ( i had been on them so long I couldn't go just cold turkey). When I finally got off my medication, it was like a weight being lifted off! It felt amazing! I had never felt so clear in my life. Things continue to grow and change and I'm 1 1/2 years in! I never have temptations to eat anything other than SHT approved foods because I know how crappy I felt before making this change! Best of all...the FREEDOM! SHT is so easy! No packing meals, getting my cals in, or meal prepping for the week (unless that is easier for you).
Everyone needs this in their life. My advice to you is be ALL in as a household. What I mean is, make the change as a family! Don't you want your family healthy too?