I try to eat healthy, organic and raw foods. I avoid the obvious "bad" items like margerine, butter,
chemicals, preservatives, etc...I will eat pizza which is reasonable without the the meat. An occasional desert or a
donut is fine. It's more about what you eat most of the time than what you eat every once in awhile.
I do drink a lot of water (about 8
to 10 glasses) throughout the day. I make it a priority to exercise...as well as stretch and mellow out for
10 minutes before bed. I do take a multi vitamin/mineral vitamin B & C, 1/2 an aspirin,
200 mg ibuprofen, as well as a cal/mag tablet which I chew up so that I don't see it in the toilet later (only if I don't
eat any dairy--which when I do I eat an enzyme--lactase--to deter gas -- I've found the cheapest and best working one
to be at GNC believe it or not -- it's the ONLY thing I buy there).
I try to eat vegetables when I can
(even the kale garnish off your plate). Most of the time if they're available in a restaurant--I choose them.
Since buying and cooking them can be an inconvenience, I'll often take some of kind of "green"
powder (you know, the stuff that says one teaspoon is equal to a truckload of fruits & vegetables) to supplement
on days where I don't eat enough. I like to swallow the tablet version too. My favorite is Garden of
Life's "Super Green Formula" (powder and tablets).
I do take creatine and glutamine and a arginine/ornithine
capsule (in the middle of the night when I get up to go to the bathroom. I will also take tyrosine and 1/2 a dose of
yohimbe with my morning caffeine to give it a little kick. If you take otc sinusitis medications that contain ephederine-like
substances, be careful. Go small and slow.
As far as measurements go...I keep it pretty
loose, knowing myself and what is and is not appropriate. I tend to go by the "handful" method.
If it fits in my hand, it's going to fit in my mouth & eventually my stomach. I'm just trying to stay
For some of the items like brown rice tortillas
or potatoes, I'll spray them with canola or olive oil and and salt and spices. For a salad, I may add a healthy
or no calorie dressing. I don't list these items in the eating plan. Many of them are nonfat or marginal
additions. Use some discipline and don't sweat it.
I don't eat any meat, poultry or fish (except fish oil supplements -- which is new for me). I would
eat an animal if I HAD TO, but really with all the food choices available, I don't have to.
Before bed I like to have a scoop of glutamine powder (an amino acid) mixed with creatine and some protein
powder along with my "green" mix before I go to bed. I also like the convernience of protein (whey) tablets
for extra protein. I particularly do this in the middle of the night if I wake up hungry or upon waking like I mentioned
above. It curbs my appetite and it fortifies my protein intake since I don't eat animals. I'll pop small
handfuls of these tablets all day long as well. I also like psysllium filled capsules for fiber and fullness--they're
cheap and work great with lots of water. They're easier than chopping buckets of celery.
I've listed 9 menus below...You may want to try them, alter
them, or simply use them as food for thought...They're fairly similar, but you get the idea...I've also listed the
top 20 foods I'm currently eating. This is a list I find very convenient, relatively inexpensive and super healthy.
And yes, I do like these foods--but so much of that is mindset and accomodation. Everybody is different.
(these are the foods I most frequently eat--in no particular order):
NONFAT COTTAGE CHESE, MILK & YOGURT
SOY MILK, TOFU, BEANS, NUTS & SEEDS
SPROUTED WHOLE WHEAT BREAD & WHOLE WHEAT TORTILLAS & MULTI GRAIN CEREALS
OATMEAL & BROWN RICE
BROCCOLI, CORN & SPINACH
GRAPEFRUIT, APPLES, BANANAS, STRAWBERRIES,
RAISINS & PRUNES
GARDEN OF LIFE'S "SUPER GREEN FORMULA" (A GREEN POWDER MIX)
WHEY PROTEIN TABLETS, GLUTAMINE & CREATINE POWDER, MULTI VITAMIN/MINERAL
I ALSO LIKE NONFAT FROZEN YOGURT, VEGETARIAN
PIZZA & HEALTHY FRENCH FRIES
THE MEAL PLANS BELOW
NEED TO BE UPDATED...