So, I'm really proud :] I took all of my supplements today...well, except for the Vitamin D, but I got a TON of sun today, so I'm not worried. Oh and I also didn't take the CLO. But I took all 3 of my probiotics, my MSM, Vitamin C, and...oh, wow, I forgot to take the Zinc. Okay, well...whatever, it's just so many to remember. I'll try again tomorrow.
Hmm, anyway, thinking back to this past fall, when I was consistently clear and had energy, and just felt good...This is what I was eating:
Yep, and I was eating small portions. I lost about 5 pounds, but the weight loss seemed to stop there. I was eating absolutely no sugar as I was in the beginning stages of a strict candida cleanse.
In retrospect, it was quite low fat, except for the salmon. I am thinking that it was the minimal calories and lack of overeating that did the most for me.
So, I think I am going to really focus on doing this "hard core." It makes me feel good too, to have control, to not be a slave to my cravings...sometimes I feel powerless, but why should food have power over me. It's "eat to live," right? At the time, though, I was not exercising.
So if I were to combine a low GI/low calorie/nutrient dense diet consisting of a lot of veggies, beans, lentils, salmon, and a few lean meats, with perhaps some nuts PLUS exercise everyday (don't think that's going to be a problem, as I've started playing tennis again, taking walks, riding my bike), proper sleep, and minimal stress (yay for summer vacation), I should be good! Plus supplements, of course!
I am trying to figure out if I really need all of these supplements though. I know I need MSM, and if I take MSM, I need to take Vitamin C, as the two work together. Then I need Zinc as it speeds up healing (I've never been consistent with Zinc, but hopefully it will help). And the probiotics are extremely important. CLO is good too because of the Vitamin D/Vitamin A/EFA, and the Vitamin D caps are good because I haven't been out in the sun for an extended amount of time in 2 years, so I am deficient.
I think, though, that the probiotics are not necessarily an on going thing. If I stick to low sugar to kill Candida, then I'm sure things will be fine after 3 bottles of probiotics. Also, once this bottle of Vitamin D is finished, I won't take anymore as I will be getting plenty from the sun and the CLO, which I will continue to take.
So longterm is really just MSM/Vitamin C, Zinc, and CLO. That's not too bad.
I have no idea why I write so much. Actually, I do. It makes me feel in control, as does recapping and going over the same things...over and over again. That's why I love lists.
Well, as this is my blog, and no one has to read it (I actually hope no one is reading this, so if you're reading this, don't think I'm crazy), I am going to recap again.
1. Proper diet
3. Daily exericise
4. Regular sleep
5. Positive thoughts (You know, I actually think that if I maybe got off the computer and went and met some people, made friends, get a boyfriend, whatever, I would have an easier time thinking positive thoughts, as my mind would be off my health. Plus, if I had things to do, places to go, people to see, I actually think it would be easier for me to stick to my "routine." Oh well, must be self-sufficient.)
I'm going to work on making an acronym for my regimen, routine, whatever it is. Something where each letter represents a facet of my "whatever," that I can mentally checklist in my head to make sure I've covered all the bases for the day.
Okay, done writing for today...off to bed.
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