I had a few reality checks too. I never expected my omega-3 levels to be low because of the fish I was eating. But my results showed me I still wasn’t getting enough, so the Thriva GP who reviewed my results recommended I eat more oily fish. I also started eating linseeds every day, and now my levels have improved.
I’ve got heaps more energy now, and I don’t feel sluggish or tired. I used to feel this way a lot, but my diet’s changed for good, and so have my moods. Now I use an effort-reward system when I want to eat something that’s not so nutritious. For example, if I want to eat butter, I can — but I can’t just buy it, I have to make it!
It’s been a positive change for the whole family. My wife and I eat so much fruit and vegetables every day now. As well as losing weight, I’m now able to make sure I’m totally healthy.