Restriction to Empowerment
Elimination diets can feel daunting and frustrating—especially when they restrict most of the foods commonly consumed in the Standard American Diet. It’s easy to get trapped in the mindset of “restriction” when implementing a therapeutic diet like AIP. We can get stuck in the “I can’t eat that” pattern that leaves us feeling deprived.
The power of choice in the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet lies in shifting from feeling restricted to empowered. Instead of saying, “I can’t eat that,” you can say, “I choose not to eat that.” This mindset shift can help you feel more in control of your dietary choices and focus on the positive impact it has on your health. It’s about making choices that align with your well-being rather than feeling deprived.
The implementation of this diet is a form of self-care. When our bodies are launching an immune response to certain foods, it creates inflammation in the body, so during an AIP diet, you are allowing the immune system a chance to be less reactive—you’re giving it a break. You are also giving your body a break from potential inflammation and symptomatic discomfort. You are honoring your body and caring for your body during this short-term diet, and that is empowering.
Be proud of your choice to honor your body and support your body’s natural healing process while following an AIP diet, and be sure to check out our eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. products that may give you feelings of freedom and joy while staying 100% compliant!