2 years update!!!
I know the forums have been silent since Seth's death, but I simply can't go through a January now without thinking about SLD or Seth's work.
I am so thankful for Seth and SLD that I lack the proper words to say how big my debt to him is. Pretty much SLD saved my life and put me in the right track to be in control of my health. It opened my eyes to a new way of enjoying life.
So here I am 2 years later. So much stuff has happened that I won't bother you with details. But I must say that my personal journey has had 3 stages that I want to share.
Stage 1: SLD
Shangri-La changed my life and made me lose weight. You can read all about here in this thread.
I lost a lot of weight and I found myself with enough energy to take my running to the next level. I began healing my allergies and felt great, so I started questioning and researching.
It turned out I discovered I was healing myself because I wasn't eating as much bread as I used to, and even better, I was craving for real food instead of processed crap. That meant, I had pretty much given up on sugar and gluten.
One of the things that blew my mind was the amount of people that fail on SLD and that return to being overweight. I realized it was because they keep eating crap. Sure, SLD reduces the amount of food you crave, but at the end of the day if you keep on eating pizza and Whoppers, you'll discard SLD and get back to the old habits.
Researching further more I discovered the Paleo Diet. It turns out that carbohydrates and factory food makes you an addict.
Stage 2: Paleo Diet
So, SLD wasn't enough for me. Sure I had lost weight but it terrified me to get fat again.
Here at home turned to the Paleo Diet after 7 months of SLD. I stopped drinking oil and I had never gotten back to it.
Why? Because I never went back to cereals, dairy and factory food. I now felt great, I had healed myself from every allergy, I had a lot of energy, mental fog went away and I am more productive and creative than ever.Stage 3: New Life
I lost a lot of weight, I became a marathoner, I'm a yogi, I published a book, my personal relationships are fantastic and depression went away for good.
No, I'm not bragging. That's not the intention of this post. What I want to say to you is that SLD works. Keep at it, follow it religiously. Be open to experiment. And this is super important:
When AS gets strong, start eating REAL food. If it comes in a box or wrapper, discard it. It will only make you fat and hooked for more.
SLD works and like I said, I have no words to express my gratitude for it and Seth's work.
I miss him. I miss his humor and I miss his messages.
The best way I have to honor his life and work is to keep the flame alive and share what I know.
So, if you are starting SLD, stick to it. It will change your life for good
And now here is a new before (2011) and after (2015) photo.