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Monday, August 31, 2015

Today was my first full day on a restricted diet protocol.



Here's a summary of what I'm doing (In addition to working to get adequate sleep, exercise, and water.):

CURRENT SUPPLEMENTS:
Both Time-release and Dual-release Melatonin
D3
5HTP (tryptophan)
Omega3 fish oil (with high concentrations of DHA and EPA)
Calcium (with Magnesium, C, and D combined)
Vitamin E
High-quality probiotic

FORBIDDEN ITEMS:
Processed food
Fast food
Sweets and Baked goods
Starches (i.e. bread products, pasta, flour, rice, corn, white potatoes,)
Dairy
Fruit juice
Dried fruit
Pickles
Citrus
Tomatoes

ON THE MENU:
Beans & Legumes (lentils, split peas, etc)
Lean meat
Squash (both Summer and Winter varieties)
Cruciferous vegetables: (Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Brussel Sprouts, Lettuce, etc)
Asparagus
Cucumber
Celery
Bell Pepper
Onions, Garlic, Green Onions, Leeks
Chives, Parsley, Cilantro, Paprika, White Pepper, Sea Salt,
Bananas
Pears
Watermelon
Limes
Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds,
Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Safflower Oil, Olive Oil,
Green tea, Black tea, some Herbal teas,

ALSO:
Limited amounts of mild spices for additional seasonings: Cumin, Sage, Tarragon, Allspice, Basil, Oregano, etc

NOTES:
For the next 7-10 days, while I am going through sugar withdrawal from eliminating simple carbs, I'm going to allow a little bit of "cheating" - some extra fruits and vegetables to add interest and flavor.

For the sake of calories/weight loss, I'm cutting out grains of any kind, even gluten-free until at least Oct. 1, possibly longer.

With each major change, I'm giving myself 1-2 weeks before altering my intake, so I can monitor my body's responses. I've been adding supplements this way over the past month or two, and there are several more I plan to add over the next 6-8 weeks.

FUTURE ADDITIONS:
Need to research a quality B-12 supplement
Probably need a L-Methylfolate supplement
Zinc
Lecithin
GABAplex (combined with L-Tyrosine and L-Theanine)
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  • LDYSABELLA
    This actually sounds pretty reasonable. I wish you luck. I personal found that limiting the complex carbs and upping my lean protein really helped.

    Your suppliments look good too. According to my doctor of pharmacy sister, don't take your zinc at the same time you take calcium and magnesium. It binds together and flushes out of your system with no benefit to you. I take my calcium, magnesium taurate, and melatonin before bed to help me sleep. Vitamin B stress complex with zinc and Vit D are in the morning to help boost energy to face the day. Biotin is good for hair and skin as you lose weight and need elasticity to help with baggy skin. Good luck to you.
    1848 days ago
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