One Month In and Already Seeing Results (Really glad I signed up for coaching!)

OK, I started this diet on June 24, the day I left for vacation. Amazingly, I stuck right to it and didn't break it. (The diet isn't that far from what I was already doing - I was eating very little sugar and only sprouted grain bread. In retrospect, I was "cheating" enough to prevent any progress, even though I was eating healthily by other standards.)


I was on the diet for about 2 weeks when I decided to sign up for coaching. I figured after all the money I have spent on products and supplements, it would be well worth it to sign up for coaching and get actual knowledge. I have to say, I was really impressed. I started out with just a few questions, but then thought of more questions, all of which Sheree answered. I tweaked my diet just a bit. She then looked at my seven-day meal journal and pronounced it "perfect." :)

I honestly wasn't expecting results very early, but I have definitely noticed a decrease in shedding and I am fairly certain that there are new hairs growing that weren't there before. (Sometimes, I don't want to believe my eyes, because it seems so soon. But there they are - a lot of little, tiny hairs.)

I think I started noticing my hair losing volume eight years ago, but I don't think it really started to thin until 2 years ago. However, I am very hopeful now that I have found this diet. I'm an extremely patient person and have the willpower of 10 people, so this diet is fine by me. And honestly, I always feel so much better when I am eating this way.

So to sum up, I'm glad I found this site and I highly recommend coaching. I think it has helped me speed up my hair growth, so I'm glad that I invested in it. :)

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Jul 26, 2015
Yessssss! I'm So Happy For You!
by: Sheree

Hi there,

I cannot tell you how excited I am right now! Thank you for your beautiful compliments. You were the easiest person in the world to coach, and you made my job so easy!

You are highly responsive to the diet. That fact, coupled with your hard work, will pay off in ways that are simply astounding. Thick hair, beautiful, clear skin, weight control and disease prevention are some immediate payoffs.

With results this fast, you're going to see more serious new growth in no time.

Please come back and tell us how you are. We want to know every step of your progress, and your words of encouragement will inspire others to succeed.

I have moved your submission to the Hair Regrowth Success forum.

Congratulations. You deserve this!

Love,

Sheree

Aug 23, 2015
2 month update
by: Anonymous

OK, just wanted to check in at the 2-month mark. I have now been on the diet for just over 2 months and have been very strict with it. The only time I cheated was this Friday night when I accidentally ate a black bean burger (no bun) that had been made with some bread crumbs. I estimate it was probably about 1 teaspoon worth in the burger. Hopefully, that will not derail me - I certainly haven't noticed an increase in shedding. Other than that, I have stuck to this diet without fail. I eat a pretty varied diet, but it consists of tons of fish (a lot of sardines and salmon) and lots and lots of vegetables, some brown rice or quinoa, eggs, and beans. No sugar, no gluten, no processed foods.

Initially, I just noticed a slight decrease in hairfall. When I started this diet, I was somewhere around 130 hairs a day. (I didn't have a ton of hair to start with, so this was not good). It gradually decreased over the first month - down to about 90-100 per day. The second month is when I saw a significant decrease. Last week, the average was 72/per day and this week it was 57/day. Definite progress.

I have also noticed some hair regrowth. I have a good number of new hairs (mostly white, though!) growing in. Sometimes I wonder if my eyes are tricking me, but I don't think they are.

Interestingly, I saw a friend on Friday that I hadn't seen in a while and she remarked a couple of times about how good my hair looked. She even described it as "youthful," which I thought was very telling.

Another side effect is very gradual weight loss. I have probably lost 4 pounds. This is OK with me - I am slim, but was happy to get rid of the extra weight, though. I didn't want to lose weight too fast, though, because I didn't want my body to think that I was in starvation mode - that always causes shedding. So my caloric intake is pretty much the same as it was pre-hair loss diet, it is just different food. Better food!

So that is my progress update at 8 weeks. Thanks so much!

Sep 27, 2015
13 week update
by: Anonymous

OK, just wanted to check in with an update at 13 weeks. Interestingly, there has been a slight uptick in hair fall in the past two weeks (weeks 12 and 13) after a month of significant decrease. It didn't go back to pre-diet levels, but it has been a bit disconcerting. And while I can see little hairs growing, they aren't big enough to have a visible impact yet, so that has also been a bit discouraging. I'm just being patient at this point. HOWEVER, I am still 100% committed and largely encouraged because of some other major improvements. I am convinced that my hair is going to catch up.

First, I have had bad sciatica for two years and achilles tendonitis for six months. The sciatica is completely gone and the achilles tendonities is 98% gone. I think this is because the diet has decreased the amount of inflammation in my body.

Second, I have had amennorhea for six months (that is when you stop getting your period.) I also had it for six months in 2014. During both times, I noticed a significant hair thinning and I have always thought that they two were related, because my hormones were out of whack. So when I started the diet, I was also hopeful that problem would resolve because my hormones would be in balance. After three months on the diet, I got it back. I'm thrilled! I really think that this is a very good sign for my hair.

I have been super strict with the diet. I don't use the cheat meals or anything. I eat lots of fish - salmon and sardines, lots of veggies, eggs, black beans, leeks, onions, bok choy. Absolutely no sugar and no gluten. No processed foods (like gluten-free chips or crackers. Nope.) Lots and lots of green tea or water with lemon or lime in it.

I also downloaded the mp3 and started listening to it.

OK, that's all for now. Thanks!

Nov 18, 2015
Excited
by: Anonymous

Hi! It sounds amazing that your hair falls out less than before you started the diet. I am really curious about your progress now, another month later :p. I'm new to this website and bought the books. I'm still figuring out how to eat healthy and how to master this diet plan. So i hope to learn that soon so i could start as soon as possible.

Hope to hear from you soon :)!
Cheers.

Nov 21, 2015
4 months in
by: Anonymous

Hi there,

I have been meaning to post! Things are going pretty well - my amenorrhea is gone, so is my sciatica and Achilles tendinitis. In addition, my nails are glorious. I have always had deep ridges running horizontally across my nails. Nothing I did would fix it. Four months on the diet and my nails are perfect!

Hair-wise, things are ok. The six weeks have been the most stressful of my life - good things (new job, getting married), but still stressful. As a result, my shedding has increased to where it was before. I still have regrowth, but it isn't really enough to impact the look of my hair, so I'm just hanging in there. My hair looks ok and I'm able to disguise the thinning quite well. (My wedding photos looked great!) I'm hoping that my hair growth will pick up speed, now that I am through the stressful part of my life. Honestly, I'm so encouraged by my nails and getting my period. To me, this is proof that this bus is turning around. I wish it would turn around faster, of course, but I'm in this for the long haul.

I haven't broken the diet, by the way. I had a piece of gluten-free wedding cake and a few other gf items that had some sugar over the course of the wedding weekend, but I made sure to combine those few small items with protein, fiber, and fat to avoid a blood sugar spike. Didn't drink alcohol or anything like that. Feel free to ask me any questions!

Jan 14, 2016
Six month update
by: Anonymous

OK, I have been at this for about six and half months at this point. If you remember, my shedding increased after about 3 months and stayed pretty high for about 2 months, during a stressful period. In the beginning of Dec, though, my shedding started to decrease, first slowly, then drastically.

On Christmas Day, I noticed a huge reduction in shedding and it has stayed there. I would say that I lose an average of 20-30 hairs/day - down from 130 - 150/day! I have never been able to reduce my hair shedding - it has been an issue my whole life. This is quite remarkable.

I also noticed (at the six month mark) that my hair felt kind of poofier. When I look closely, I can see a lot of little hairs growing - I think that might be why the poofiness. So improvement there, too.

However, as encouraging as this is, it hasn't made a huge impact on the appearance of my hair yet. I say this because I want people to know that this truly is a process and you just have to stick with it.

I have made a lot of progress in the past six months, but I still have a ways to go before it has visual impact. But now I know that I will get there, so I am feeling very positive!

So don't get discouraged - just stick to the diet and you will see improvement. Also, don't get discouraged if you go through a period of shedding - it apparently happens to lots of people and is normal. Just hang in there and it will stop. :)

Jan 14, 2016
Bravo!!!
by: Sheree

Hello there,

I got a little bit choked up when I read your post. I am thrilled for you. You are incredibly self-disciplined, and I know how hard you worked for this.

It's so true hair regrowth is a slow process. If you look at slick ads that promote hair growth products, they promise overnight results. We don't do that here. Serious, thick heavy hair growth takes between 1-1/2 to 2 years for most people. And you're moving along just beautifully. And look how fast that six months went by. The rest is going to be a cakewalk!

I am jumping over the moon happy for you. Please keep us posted, just like you are. I love getting your updates. And once again, congratulations.

Love,

Sheree

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