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Trying Paleo And Saw Palmetto - Introduction/day 1

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Hello! Welcome to my new blog. smile.png

Introduction

Some months ago, I decided to go back on The Regimen after quitting it for some time to try natural alternatives. Overall, it has helped clear some of my acne, but not all of my acne -- specifically, my hormonal acne. I tend to break out right before my period. Thus, I have started taking Saw Palmetto (Clearetto brand) to help inhibit DHT synthesis. It's too early to say that it has been working but once my next period comes around, I should find out.

Additionally, I have just started the Paleo diet. Before, I was eating fairly healthy (no refined sugar, dairy, gluten) but now I am going to take it one step further and go Paleo! Basically, I will eliminate the corn, legumes, dried fruit, nuts and seeds that I was eating before. I do not agree with a lot of the evolutionary claims behind the Paleo diet (e.g. mutation rates are NOT constant, rapid evolution does happen). However, the diet itself seems pretty healthy and others have had success on it. So, now, it's my turn.

Furthermore, I want to get in better shape for summer. I am planning on a new fitness regimen. That is, adding in some more weight training and cardio daily. Hopefully, all these things will contribute to a healthier, clearer me.

What's on my menu:

Meat (salmon, tuna, tilapia, chicken, grass fed beef, turkey)

Eggs

Vegetables

Fruit

Almonds

Tea

Stevia

Supplements:

Organic ACV (2 tbsp)

Clearetto

Fish Oil

Vitamin D

Turmeric (occasionally)

Topicals:

Dan's BP

Dan's AHA

Jojoba oil

Cetaphil cleanser

Neutrogena sensitive skin moisturizer (w/ spf)

Fitness Regimen:

Cardio daily

Abs + Hips/Thighs/Buns (every other day)

Chest/Back + Shoulder Arms(every other day)

Day 1:

Breakfast:

Scrambled eggs (1 yolk) & spinach

1 Banana

Snack:

Turkey

Lunch:

Tuna salad (w/ homemade mayo, onions, mustard, spices)

Broccoli

Apple

Snack:

Salad (w/ butter lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices)

Dinner:

Tilapia

Sweet Potatoes

Spinach

Snack:

Salad (w/ butter lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices)

Exercise:

Cardio

Abs + Hips/Thighs/Buns

Log:

Yay! It's spring break and I feel motivated and so healthy after today. Hope I can keep it up!


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