How I Finally Learnt to Listen to my Body and Eat Well

My good god it took a while

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Extreme endurance

When I left the UK to sail 20,000 miles on a little yacht, food became at least important to me. Sailing offshore is fairly physically exhausting. Even when you’re sat down your muscles are continually tensing to cope with the motion.

The daily stress

But could I really take it or leave it? Sometimes I’d roam the kitchen opening cupboards, searching for something to eat. But I just couldn’t do it. For whatever reason, I couldn’t bring myself to make something. I needed to eat, but I just didn’t want to.

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The loss

And then one day I woke up and I’d lost a large amount of vision in my left eye. Gone. Just like that.

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An experiment

But after months and many trips to the hospital, the answer was that it probably wasn’t my diet. It was something else causing mischief — I would never regain the sight I’d lost.

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Ah, there you are

The majority of people on keto outside of a clinical environment do so for weight loss.

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Travel and Outdoor Writer | Journalist | Author of In Bed with the Atlantic (Fernhurst, 2018) | New book pub’d by Quarto coming 2021 | kitiarapascoe.com

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