I’ve been getting a ton of questions about the impact of the DIY Blueprint Cleanse I did over two years ago so I thought I’d follow up.
In case you haven’t read my previous posts about this, basically, I struggled with irregular menstrual periods for many years but never questioned it because I was young and had no plans on becoming pregnant any time soon. However, after ST and I were married, I diagnosed myself with PCOS based on research I’d come by on the Internet. My gynecologist listened to my concerns and referred me to do blood work that eventually confirmed my suspicions. Not only that, I was also diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Yay.
In the summer of 2012, I decided to do something drastic. I wanted to make a lifestyle change that would help me lose weight and manage my PCOS. I did the cleanse in June and went carb-free and then low carb after that. By September, I was down over ten pounds and normal periods had resumed without any help from medication. I felt amazing and my body hadn’t been that lean since… ever, I think. And by April 2013, we found out I was 6 weeks pregnant.
Baby Taco was a little carb eating machine in utero so I was concerned about my blood sugar when it came time to test for gestational diabetes. Well, not only did I pass that test with flying colors, my midwife also told me that I was no longer even considered pre-diabetic.
In short, being carb-free for several months changed my life. I truly believe its responsible for putting my health back on track and giving us our baby girl. And it all started with the Blueprint cleanse. Prior to that, I’d tried going carb-free but it was nearly impossible. Doing the cleanse made me stop everything cold turkey and, in a way, recalibrate my system. If you’re thinking about trying the cleanse out and going the DIY route like I did, DO IT!