If you read my last post you know that Sunday I had something come over me that totally took away my urges, I’m not really sure what but it’s awesome.
I’m on my 6th day PULL FREE! …and I’ve had some slight urges but every time my hand heads up there I’ve caught it before Keen!
When it happens I speak to my body and say “no, I don’t pull my hair anymore.” (I got that from that article I read earlier in the week).
Laying in bed tired seems to be the only time this is affecting me right now and I still say, I am healed!
I’m not going to pull my hair anymore, I really have had enough and I feel like I’m in a good mental place right now and I actually took some actions that I feel led to take lately.
Yesterday I started the Keto Diet because I’ve been reading it can improve mental health.
Dr El-Mallakh, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Louisville, believes there is a ‘strong link’ between Ketogenic eating and mental health. He authored a book on the subject, Bipolar Depression, and last year published two case studies to support his findings. (source)
I’ve actually been reading up on Ketogenics for awhile and I just feel ready to start this and try because I see it helping others.
I did a video where I talk about what a therapist in one of the Trich groups wrote to his patients.
He basically told her to start with getting more sleep and change her diet to something healthier.
He suggested a book for the Whole 30 diet but I really feel God is leading me down this Keto diet path because of the people and events that have transpired along the way.
I’m really feeling like I’m in a season of strength right now, something came over me Sunday and I’m just ready to fight back so this doesn’t come back on me.
My diet has been an issue for awhile and I’ve just been avoiding it because I didn’t want to change it.
Up until now I have not been ready to make diet changes, but I do feel ready now so I went ahead and started.
I joined a support group on Facebook for Lazy Keto, because that’s definitely me, I’m not going to be religious about it but I am going to do my best.
I also purchased some Ketone test strips to make sure I’m in ketosis.
The first day was a bit rough just because it’s an ajustment for someone like me.. I really do like donuts. 🍩🍩
So, Does the Keto Diet help with Trichotillomania?
I’m going to report back and keep you updated on my own progress with it.