For the past several days, many people have asked about my nutrition plan. So, today I wanted to take a few moments to give you a few details about it.
Basically, it involves a lot of time, a lot of money, and a lot of supplements. But, I feel like a million bucks, so it's worth it to me.
Let me assure you, it's a very intricate plan, that takes lots of scheduling to make sure that I get everything in. I start my day by making fresh vegetable juice in my Jack Lalanne juicer. Brian made us spend some of our wedding gift cards on this silly thing and I was greatly opposed. I've now tried to give it away about 10 times, but I couldn't get anyone to take it. Who would've thought that me and the juicer would be this well acquainted? I stir all sorts of icky stuff into my juice, so by the time I drink it, I have to pray that it goes down!
Then, I make this horrendous concoction of fresh berries, cottage cheese, flax oil, whey protein powder, and a probiotic supplement. Again, since I started putting the berries in it, I can get this down. But before, well, it was completely repulsive.
Then, I take many of these (the others are taken at night):See that nasty brown stuff in the bottle on the right? That stuff is called Haelan and it is fermented soy from China. My doctor likened it in taste to Japanese sewer water. It's awful. I chase it with strawberry flavored cod liver oil. Are you running to the toilet yet?
Then, the rest of the day is built on these principles:
- No sugar (stevia and agave nectar are permitted in moderation)
- No wheat
- All organic, all natural
- 7+ servings of vegetables a day (mostly eaten raw)
- 1-2 servings of fruit (berries, lemon, lime, kiwi, black currents)
- Nothing out of a package, a box, or a can
- Organic, grass-fed red meat is allowed 1/week (3 oz)
- Organic, free-range chicken, white meat is allowed 3/week (3-6oz)
- Wild caught fish is allowed up to 7/week (3-4oz)
- Some dairy is allowed: free-range organic eggs, kefir, plain organic yogurt, feta, goat cheese, mozzarella, ricotta, string cheese, ghee (1 tablespoon)
- Raw nuts and seeds are permitted (no peanuts)
- Lots of olive oil
- Permitted grains: quinoa, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, almond flour
- Lots of water
This list is not extensive, but it gives you a very good idea of what we are doing. And, yes, I do mean "we". Brian has joined me and we are both on a quest to makeover our bodies by giving them the very best nourishment. Now, he isn't doing all of these supplements. They are tailored to me and my specific needs.
This plan is very similar in nature to the plan outlined in The Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin. In a lot of ways, it just makes sense to return to eating the way that God intended, rather than the way we have established. It has just been another avenue for the Lord to transform me through the renewing of my mind. And, I'll be the first to admit that I'm not totally renewed yet. It's a daily dying to self, in order to enjoy God's health. It's been a neat process, and I feel SO much better. Until my appointments this past week, I had been eating only fruits, vegetables, some whole grains, and nuts/seeds. It was nice to be able to add back in a few dairy and meat products. For those who don't give a hoot about this, sorry to bore you.
And, just because Wally is sweet and he wanted to make an appearance, here ya go!
Good night, Loves! Have a blessed week in the Lord. I plan to.