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.):
Both Time-release and Dual-release Melatonin
Omega3 fish oil (with high concentrations of DHA and EPA)
Calcium (with Magnesium, C, and D combined)
Sweets and Baked goods
Starches (i.e. bread products, pasta, flour, rice, corn, white potatoes,)
ON THE MENU:
Beans & Legumes (lentils, split peas, etc)
Squash (both Summer and Winter varieties)
Cruciferous vegetables: (Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Brussel Sprouts, Lettuce, etc)
Onions, Garlic, Green Onions, Leeks
Chives, Parsley, Cilantro, Paprika, White Pepper, Sea Salt,
Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds,
Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Safflower Oil, Olive Oil,
Green tea, Black tea, some Herbal teas,
Limited amounts of mild spices for additional seasonings: Cumin, Sage, Tarragon, Allspice, Basil, Oregano, etc
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.
Need to research a quality B-12 supplement
Probably need a L-Methylfolate supplement
GABAplex (combined with L-Tyrosine and L-Theanine)