This is me before we started the GAPS Diet:
This is me after we were on GAPS a little over a year:
Isn’t this a huge difference? I FEEL like a different person. But, I guess, that is probably for another post!
Here’s the deal: do you see my son’s size in the first picture and in the second picture? This is a kid who struggled to gain weight, all of his life. He gained 1 lb 1 year and the very next year lost a pound–so after 2 years, he hadn’t gone up in weight *at all.*….When we went gluten free, we saw some healing in him. A little bit of weight gain–but not enough. When we “went GAPS”—wow. We have a new kid!
Dr. Campbell McBride says that if you need to lose weight, you’ll lose it on GAPS. If you need to gain weight, you’ll gain it on GAPS. We’ve found that to be true in our family. I’ve heard of some people being afraid of starting GAPS because they didn’t want to lose any weight. Don’t worry. If you don’t need to, you won’t. At the very beginning you may lose a tiny bit–but as you eat proper food, your muscles are going to gain some bulk and your bones are going to get stronger–and you will gain weight, if you need to.
My advice? Unless you want to know exactly how much weight you lost for some reason, don’t check the scale. It doesn’t matter. How do you look? How do you feel? That is what is most important.
How does GAPS manage your weight so effectively?
- No more blood sugar roller coaster rides!
- Your cravings are *real,* not tricked into thinking that you need sweet things from an overpopulation of yeast and bad bacteria. You know what your body actually needs, and that’s what you desire to put in your mouth.
- You can go longer between meals because you’re not famished at 10 am after eating a starchy breakfast at 8. Animal protein keeps you fuller longer.
- Your energy level will increase! I can’t believe how much energy I have now, compared to how I used to live! With more energy, you’ll want to move more!
Have you been on the GAPS Diet for long? What kinds of changes have you seen in your weight?