From Bernadette

I loved the idea of ‘not giving up’ anything but ‘adding the good’ which really does change the perspective going in on the 100 days to Health. Also saying, ‘eat as much as you like, but listen to your body’ really helped me a lot! I have been on a lot of different diets in my life, from weighing food to counting calories etc. I have never been taught to listen to my body, because a diet program always prescribed to me how much of what I am allowed to eat. Listening to my body has given me a new sense of freedom which is fantastic!
I was excited to begin as I have read some of the testimonials in The Natural Way books and was looking forward to the changes that would take place in my life.

Love the weekly recipes we get in the program. We have so many recipes now between the recipe books and the cookery demo and Daniel Academy recipe book, we have not even made all the foods but it’s wonderful that we can keep on adding recipes and never be bored with what we can make. It really keeps it interesting! Never thought it would be possible to eat such a variety of foods by mostly eating vegetables, fruit, nuts, legumes etc.

I remember the moment we started combining our food correctly, we immediately started feeling tons better. We did not feel heavy or uncomfortable, my bowels especially started working so easily, we slept better at night and felt more rested in the morning – just to mention a few. Even to this day when we have something improperly combined, we immediately feel the ‘hangover’ feeling.

“Normal is having boundless energy and never suffering from indigestion, flatulence or constipation. Normal is having a digestive system of which you are not even aware.” – Mary-Ann Shearer
The above quote has begun my favourite quote and I challenge myself to strive for that kind of normal. When there was a slump, to pick ourselves up again and start afresh making better and better choices. The end result is so rewarding.

The most important I have learned in these 100 days is that this is not a quick fix diet but a lifestyle. All the habits we have learned and started implementing have been life-changing and the rewards just keep on coming. It is not easy every day, but it is a journey with very good days and then also very bad days. Overall we have improved our health and that of our children (and family and friends and colleagues) by so much that we too look forward to not having any medical bills anymore.
Overall impression:

Slow progress over a period of time works very well for me. It does not feel that I am ‘robbed’ of anything but rather the programs approach makes me feel that I add the good every day instead of having to eliminate the bad. Over time, the bad just does not taste as good as it used to and it becomes easier to say no to it. The motivation and sharing of regular recipes and being a Christian, the prayers and words of life spoken into the lives who read the correspondence is wonderful and so supporting. I loved being challenged with something new all the time and growing slowly into the new lifestyle. The additional free advice and tips as well as recipes were very helpful too. Very easy to follow program with emphasis on it being a journey which is so realistic compared to quick fix promises that do not work. I loved the process and the growth I and my family experienced. Thank you so very much.

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