Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More Than Just Weight Loss Six Week Program

Greetings Everyone!

I am so excited for you as we embark on this journey together over the next 6 weeks. As a participant in the "More Than Just Weight Loss" 6 week program, you should expect to improve your health and happiness, potentially in ways you may not even imagine.

This link will be our place to gather, ask questions, share concerns and a space for all the participants to share their ideas and receive feedback and support.

Please use this as your key communication source through the program. I will check it daily over the next 6 weeks to be sure I am on top of your concerns.

Once again, congratulations on making a commitment to your own health and happiness!

Wellness for the World,
Glen Depke

346 comments:

  1. Here is the hot morning drink recipe.
    Equal amounts of hemp or coconut milk and water
    1/4 to 1/2 can of coconut cream
    Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
    Warm on the stove top

    To make this a shake instead, eliminate the water and replace this with ice and blend.

    It is allowable to add a hemp protein powder to the shake if desired.

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  2. Do us veggie types need to drink vegetable juice and/or vegetables before this breakfast shake?

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  3. ok, it is breakfast time... What are your favorites? I am a protien type and have relied on eggs most mornings

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    1. My quick and easy breakfast this morning: chop some fresh garlic, toss in in a saucepan with a shallow layer of water in it, and as it heats up add some frozen veggies (today was asparagus) and cooked chicken pulled into pieces (this was about 2 servings of veg plus one chicken thigh). Add some thyme and oregano. After serving, drizzle on olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste. Yum!

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    2. Hi all! For us protein types, Glen and I usually have our dinner left overs for breakfast the next day. We might mix it up with a different veggie, but it makes for a fast and easy breakfast.

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  4. I need definitely breakfast ideas..am a protein type to!

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  5. While drinking vegetable juice is not a must for a Veggie Type to begin your meal, it does create an optimal nutritional response for you.

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  6. Well ladies, I am a protein type also. For breakfast today, I had some left over steak cut up with kimchi and the warm drink in the recipe above. I definitely takes thinking out of the box for protein types to eat breakfast. Look at it this way, treat breakfast as you would any other meal.

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  7. For everyone, please be sure to include a protein, fat and veggie with your meals for best results.

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  8. One last comment for right now. Please remember that you do not want to get to the point where hunger takes over. Eat your allowable foods as much as needed to feel satisfied.

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  9. so was at the grocery store today (a few actually) and I can't believe that living in the 'land of health nuts' how hard it is to find foods with no sugar etc..was looking for a natural breakfast sausage and they all contain sugar. Didn't have time to go to the overpriced Wholefoods and my other grocery store options don't really carry a lot of organic foods. We have sprouts along with Trader Joes but you really need to watch their labels.

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  10. I am going to Wholefoods today.. Are there any "not to miss" items I should get? or any brands anyone loves? Has anyone bought coconut yogurt there?
    I had a good day yesterday food wise, and even though I don't have my supplements yet, I got a pretty good night sleep, feel a little better maybe, and lost a pound!! Enough encouragement to start another day!!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your one day response Carolyn. I can share that my joints felt better waking in the morning. We all have so many other benefits coming!

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    2. Hi Carolyn,
      I'm sorry this response is late, but I have been traveling most of this month, however, the items that I make sure to get at Whole Foods are herring and Liver sausage, also known as Liver wurst, it is by the cheese secion and don't always have it. I read their label last year when we did this and they do add a tiny bit of sugar, but Glen and I do well with it, and getting the liver outweighs the little sugar they add.

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    3. Dawn,
      how do you eat the lier sausage and the herring? i am willing to try it, but want to have the best option for success.

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  11. For me personally, I always like to keep some easy proteins on hand. I use liverwurst, herring, boiled shrimp and crab meat as some "ready to go" proteins. These are typically great for breakfast proteins but not suitable for a Veggie Type.

    Another idea is to get some proteins that would also be enjoyable cold. Chicken or turkey cooked and cut into strips go well on top of a salad and almost any seafood is generally tasty even if it is not warmed.

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  12. The brand of coconut yogurt I use is called So Delicious. Here is SoCal I get this at Mother's Market.

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  13. Here's a recipe for today...

    Sausage wraps:
    - Trader Joe's Garlic & Herb Chicken Sausage
    - Split in half & pan fry with olive oil
    - Wrap with cucumber & avocado in lettuce
    The cucumber is cool but really adds texture and the crunch we miss

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  14. day 2! good news not craving sugar! bad news as I am weaning myself from coffee I am still getting the crazy headache withdrawals... hopefully the headache will be fully gone by tomorrow:)

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    1. Sorry to hear of the caffeine withdrawals. Goes to show us that it truly is a drug.

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  15. Greetings on day one from the coffee fiend. I'm weaning my way off espresso through the weekend & checking in before I hit the coma stage. My food ID is a 3, but I tend to lean toward the protein when hunger strikes. I have been grilling semi pounded organic chicken breasts with whole grain or dijon mustard (is mustard allowed?)and fresh thyme to keep on hand. Also, if you have a mandolin; fresh sliced fennel (bulb end) with lemon juice and course pepper a good side. Is Spike seasoning, Kosher salt and other flavored salts, like Lavender okay?

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    1. Kim, remember that as a part of the diet, all grain are to be eliminated. I mention this because you noted cooking chicken breast with whole grain. The Dijon mustard is fine as long as it does not contain wheat. The flavored salts and lavender are fine, but I am not sure what Spike seasoning is. I'll have to look that one up.

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  16. Next Tuesday I will be discussing using your Nutritional ID along with your allowable foods along with the next supplemental recommendations.

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  17. Remember for week one supplementation.
    Tumero 1 teaspoon before breakfast and dinner
    Resvero 1 teaspoon before breakfast and dinner
    Ultra D 1 teaspoon before breakfast and dinner

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  18. I tried this recipe today:

    10 chicken tenders
    1tbsp total of rosemary, oregano and thyme (any combination)
    1tbsp olive oil

    Mix oil and spices, then coat chicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover with foil and bake at 375F for 75min.

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    1. Sounds awesome Gabriel! As a Protein Type I'm going to give this a try with chicken thighs.

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  19. Great ideas everyone! Thank-you. Breakfast today was chicken wrapped in lettuce leaf and some coconut milk. Quick, easy, portable (the wrap) and yummy.

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  20. I found some great chicken breakfast sausage (all legal) at Mother's market by Smart Chicken. Thanks for the So Delicious Coconut Milk/Yogurt tip; it truly is. And the supplements taste so good I could drink the bottle. A side note on the mustard, the whole grain mustard consists of whole mustard seeds, vinegar and spices, I think it's legal.
    Almost off coffee and not homicidal.......yet!

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    1. Thanks for the tip on the Smart Chicken and I'm with you on the coconut yogurt. Amazing! Keep it going with the coffee detox...

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  21. Just wondering why Green peppers are bad on this diet? Planning a garden and I have grown lots of green and red peppers before.

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    1. Green peppers are off limit during the 6 weeks.

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    2. It might be because Green peppers are hard to digest.

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  22. still weaning off of coffee was going to try to go completely off of it today but started to get a knarly headache so had a little but not nearly as much as I was drinking last week! question for Glen...as we are coming off of the sugar, wheat, dairy, soy etc...does this also give us a "withdrawal" effect with symptoms???

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    1. The coffee is typically the biggest challenge for most.

      The next biggest physical withdrawal issue can be gluten for some. When you are gluten intolerant and consuming this long term, your body can produce gluteomorphines to deal with the physical pain that is created. For those that are in this severe state, getting off gluten is like taking drugs away from a drug addict. Fortunately it does not last more than 5-7 days and only about 10% have this issue.

      The sugar is part physical as the brain becomes addicted but generally the sugar withdrawals are often emotional.

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  23. Is it just me or is the nutritional part of this easier than we may have thought?

    I agree with the comment on the taste of the supplements. I could drink the whole bottle of the Tumero and Resvero. That would be one expensive drink though. LOL!

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  24. If you are having any challenges, please let me know.

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  25. My challenge is sugar cravings. I want sweets! Why isn't sugar a vitamin?

    Recipe for fish:

    2 4-6oz fish fillets
    2 tsp extra virgin COCONUT oil
    1 green squash julienned
    1/2 carrot julienned
    Small amount of fennel fur (sweet anise)
    1 lime sliced in two
    4 thin slices of lime
    5 drops of tabasco sauce per fillet (if allowed)

    Coat four pieces of parchment paper with 1tsp extra virgin coconut oil. Place fish individually. Smear lime on fish and salt & pepper to taste. Add tabasco if permited. Put two lime slices on each fillet, cover with veggies and a small amount of fennel fur. Wrap paper and tie with string. Place on baking sheet and cook at 350F for 30 min.

    I think that tabasso sauce is not legal, but this little bit of criminality will add a boatload of flavor.

    Note: Replace lime slices before reheating.

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  26. Thank you for the recipe Gabriel. This is appreciated by me and I am sure many others.

    Let me add, tabasco is NOT an allowable food.

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  27. When you crave sugar, drink a glass of carbonated water with lime. This is often very helpful.

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    1. Should I add baking soda to carbonate water?

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    2. I would be easiest to buy a six pack of small bottles of soda water. This way they are convenient and ready to go. Another way to assist with the sugar cravings is by drinking Kombucha.

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    3. Thanks Glen. I like Kombucha. Are other fermented foods allowed?

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  28. With 3 full days behind you, how are you feeling? What are your successes and failures? We can all learn from each other.

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  29. I ate ice cream yesterday. I know it was a failure, but it felt successful at the moment. Other than that I've been doing well. Three nutritional ID meals a day with no hunger. The sugar cravings are actually diminishing significantly. I expect them to disapear soon. A big victory for me is energy level. I've struggled with it for years and this is exciting.

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    1. It won't be long and all this will change for you Gabriel. Keep up the great work!

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    2. Another way to stave off the sugar cravings is to drink coconut milk. Thank Katherine for this tip.

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    3. One more thing Gabriel. If you are going to succumb to the ice cream craving, at least make sure it is a coconut ice cream. Obviously this will still have too much sugar but at least no dairy. Knock out of of the two evils.

      Please do not use this as an allowable food though.

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  30. I forgot to mention, Happy St Patrick's Day to all. Eat up, corned beef and cabbage are allowable foods.

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  31. doing well!!! does anyone have salad dressing recipies?

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    1. I always just add spices to olive oil such as Himalayan salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil. If you wanted something creamy, it may be good to add some coconut cream to this.

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    2. Hi Carolyn,
      I noticed that we can eat berries and oranges, I wonder if adding some crushed to oilve oil would be good for a salad dressing.

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  32. Hi Everyone! First time checking in. Feeling pretty good and lost about 3 lbs. Here's some things that have worked for me:

    Breakfast: 2-3 slices of nitrate-free bacon, 1/2 avocado sliced, wrapped in romaine lettuce - YUMMY!
    or: Mashed yams (with coconut cream, coconut butter, cinnamon & salt) with nitrate free ham browned in coconut oil, any veg or allowed fruit. Even my husband liked it (he is not participating).

    Any kind of craving: drink 1 glass of coconut milk, or hemp milk or eat avocado or mashed yams (recipe above). Even at 10 pm - kills off the cravings.

    Missing wine at dinner - Have herbal iced tea with lemon in a "wine glass" - seems to get me through.

    I'm having trouble with business meetings & served luncheons. I have to bring a stash of allowable foods or risk going hungry. I'm also going on a 3-day bus trip to Chicago - how do I keep the liquid supps refrigerated?

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    1. Thanks for sharing Katherine. The mashed yams sound awesome!

      Thank you for the tip on the coconut milk with cravings. I will share that with Gabriel.

      Funny, I do something similar as you do with wine. I use a martini glass with mineral water and fresh lime juice on the rocks. Funny, I don't need the alcohol as much as the impression of fun.

      I would bring a little six pack cooler with you as a carry on. You can get ice from the hotel to keep this cold. If this is too much trouble, 3 days won't be earth shattering for you to be off these. We are adding other supplements this coming week that do not need refrigeration.

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  33. no coffee today!!!!!!!!!!! no crazy headache!!!!! yesterday was craving carbs and sugar not so bad today. Have a busy week coming up so am trying to map out my take along foods with me.

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    1. Great job Kym! That did not take long at all.

      I find myself preparing larger quantities of different foods to have them on hand. This makes it easy to have food ready for "on the go" times.

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  34. Here's one thing that I love about the allowable food list. Saturday I felt as if I was eating all day. Then when I thought I was done eating for the day, I went out for corned beef and cabbage. Couldn't resist with it being St Patrick's Day. Ate like a pig all day and got on the scale today...lost 1.5 pounds.

    Interesting, isn't it?

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  35. My sugar cravings are gone. It's funny though because all my food cravings are gone. Eating has become a bit of a chore. I have to remind myself to eat more.

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    1. As a Veggie Type you typically require less food than any other Nutritional ID. Just be sure you never get to the point where you feel hungry.

      Great job Gabriel!

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  36. I feel like all I am doing is eating feel as though I am eating more now. Being a protein type I am wondering if I am still eating to many complex carbs in relation to my protein intake...am very surprised that I have not lost weight...would have thought that maybe 1-3 pounds would have been lost since I am not eating the simple carbs and sugars (and I am still working out)...but not yet...maybe next week:)

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    1. Most do not start losing weight until about days 7 or 8 of the program. I remember one woman that lost nothing in the first 2 weeks and ended up losing 8 pounds in the following 2 weeks. That was the goal for her overall.

      We will be talking about Nutritional ID recommendations tomorrow to really optimize the plan.

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    2. The other point I wanted to make for you Kym is that the biggest challenge for protein types is not in getting enough protein in, the bigger issue is the most protein types do not consume enough fat. Too little fat for a protein type can hinder weight loss and lead to cravings.

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  37. Glen, what's the exercise recommendation for this plan?

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  38. I'll share that exercise is not a built in part of this program. The nutritional and supplemental recommendations are the key for all of us.

    I would recommend that everyone at least continue what they were doing prior to the program. If exercise was not an option in the past due to fatigue or other challenges, you may find yourself craving movement. Honor this and get out and move.

    Since everyone is at a different exercise level, I would be to difficult to make a blanket recommendation for all.

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  39. Day 4 for me. Have really stuck to the plan. Made it through what I hope to be the worst of the withdrawal symptoms. Just a minor headache today. New favorite things are the coconut cream and plantain chips. Kit

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  40. Day 5 and food part of the plan is going great; avocado/plantain saved me. I did make a dressing with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh garlic, cracked pepper & really course salt just to switch it up from the Cider Vinegar. I also have been cooking big on the protein front & carmelized about 4 large onions so I can reheat and top whatever needs some kick. My challenge is the kick; I roast veggies and used to use flaked red pepper, what else is legal that has some kick? Speaking of kick, is there an herbal tea out there with any strength???? This could be my coffee detox demon talking who feels a long way from amazing right now, but I'm not a whiner. Did the sausage/cuc/avo/lettuce wrap today, very good after a workout.

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    1. Hi Kim,

      The dressing sounds awesome. As far as the kick is concerned, these would all be on the avoidance list. This goes along with any other peppers as a potential inflammatory food. I get it, love the kick myself which is why I have never found an herbal tea that I really enjoy.

      Keep up the great work Kim! You are making a huge difference in your life!!

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    2. I made this for a creamy type dressing: 1 large avocado mashed; 1/2-3/4 c of olive oil, juice from l large lemon, garlic & onion powder & salt to taste. Makes about 1+ cups. Use within 3 days.

      For a caffeine-free flavorful herbal tea try "Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Herbal Tea". I get it at Costco (3 boxes of 25 for $15). Ingredients are: Red Rooibos, Chicory Root, Natural Flavor, Rosehips, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Papaya, Chamomile, Panax Ginseng Leaves, Anise See, Dandelion Root, Ginger Root, Orange Oil, Orange Peel. I don't know why it tastes sweet. There is no sugar or other sweeteners. http://shop.goodearth.com/Good-Earth-Organic-Original-Sweet-and-Spicy-Herbal-Tea--Caffeine-Free/p/GET-099314&c=GoodEarth@OriginalTeas.

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    3. Sorry, The Good Earth Herbal Tea is $4.99 for 3 boxes of 25 bags at the Carlsbad, CA, Costco.

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  41. long day already..sitting at a meeting for 7 hrs bored and hungry during the meeting...got a decaf tea at starbucks..ohhhh the coffee smelled good! took all of my food with me for lunch and snacks but during the 3:00 hour of hunger and boredom I found a Luna bar in my bag(yes! I broke down and ate it!)..not a legal food...it was so sweet..it gave me a quick rush and then a slight headache...it was gluten free but had some other illegal foods in it...dam! it was a small blooper! I am not sure that I can possibly consume anymore protein then what I am doing...

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    1. Try keeping a bag of unsweetened coconut flakes and/or plantain chips in your purse/backpack. Transportable, don't have to be refrigerated. Helps me get through the 3-4 pm craving time.

      Glen - can we use carob powder? something to flavor my heated coconut milk?

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    2. It took me a while to research the carob powder and I even called the Apex doctor staff directly, and there is still no answer to the carob question. The challenge with most of the seeds is the lectin properties, but carob is not researched deep enough to provide a yes or no at this time. I would suggest that if you use it, please use it sparingly.

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    3. Remember Kym that protein types need about 30% of the volume of your food to be fat. This will be very important for you.

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  42. Glen, is hemp protein allowed?

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  43. Yes Gabriel, the hemp protein is allowed and great for a Veggie Type.

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  44. So much talk about Protein and Veggie types, any "pearls" for Mixed Types:)?

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    1. I will be getting into this deeper later today on the webinar. I don't want to exclude the mixed types...

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  45. Glen, are fermented foods allowed?

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    1. Yes, any food from your allowable food list that is fermented is a plus to your nutritional program.

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    2. Here is a great fermented recipe Gabriel...

      Traditional Napa Cabbage Kimchi

      • 7 tablespoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
      • 6 cups Water
      • 2 heads Napa cabbage, cut into quarters or 2-inch wedges, depending on size of cabbage
      • 3 garlic cloves, minced
      • 1 (2-inch) piece of ginger root
      • 1/4 tsp. fish sauce ( I wasn’t sure if it was allowed on this diet, but it adds much flavor)
      • 1 Asian radish, peeled and grated
      • 1 Asian pear (brownish colored) peeled, cored, cut into matchstick strips
      • 1 bunch of green onions, cut into 1-inch lengths
      • 1 Tablespoon sugar (optional) Recipe says it is optional, but I think it contributes to the fermentation process, and might not be present after fermentation. I added it since it was the first time I made this, and it did ferment and it delicious!
      1. Dissolve 7 TBLS salt in 6 cups water. Soak cabbage in the salt water for 3 to 4 hours.
      2. Combine garlic, ginger, and fish sauce or shrimp in food processor or blender until finely minced, or cut in small pieces to your liking.
      3. In large bowl, combine radish, green onions, garlic mixture, 1 tablespoon salt and optional sugar. Toss gently but thoroughly.
      4. Remove cabbage from water and rinse thoroughly. Drain cabbage in colander, squeezing as much water from the leaves as possible. Take cabbage and stuff radish mixture between leaves, working from outside in, starting with largest leaf to smallest. Do not overstuff, but make sure radish mixture adequately fills leaves. When entire cabbage is stuffed, take one of the larger leaves and wrap tightly around the rest of the cabbage. Divide cabbage among 4 (1-quart) jars or 1-gallon jar, pressing down firmly to remove any air bubbles.
      5. Let sit for 2 to 3 days in a cool place before serving. Remove kimchi from jar and slice into 1-inch-length pieces. Refrigerate after opening

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  46. Made a very yummy dessert for myself and my wife last night. One plantain cut into slices, fried in coconut oil and topped with cinnamon.

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  47. Great webinar tonight, Thanks!
    Did you give us a list of foods to avoid? I have the allowable foods list, but I can't find a list to avoid. Could we get that if you haven't given it to us?

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    1. Thank you Carolyn. This went out in tonight's email.

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  48. Is it alright to take the nitric balance before sitting in a sauna?

    Also, I have noticed I have been gassy; did not have this issue before the program.

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    1. Yes, it is fine to use the Nitric Balance at that time.

      Gassy as in bloated, belching or flatulence?

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  49. Not sure if you saw my prior post about arrowroot powder. It is in my salmon sausage patties from Vital Seafood. Allowed or not?

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    1. Sorry that I missed that, but yes the arrowroot powder is allowable. You're probably thinking, finally something is allowable.

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  50. After taking all the supplements this morning, my breathing cleared up!

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    1. Excellent! Very often any sinus or congestion issues clear up based on the elimination of potential inflammatory foods.

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  51. Gassy as in flatulence.

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    1. Below is a list of the most common culprits. Do any of these resonate with you? Obviously you have already eliminated many of these foods.

      These Substances Cause Flatulence

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      Carbohydrates
      Excessive consumption of Agar can cause Flatulence.
      Undigested dietary Carbohydrate in the Colon causes Flatulence.
      Excessive consumption of Guar Gum causes Flatulence.
      Dietary Raffinose can cause Flatulence (due to its indigestibility by the human body).
      Dietary Stachyose can cause Flatulence (due to its indigestibility by the human body).

      Enzyme Inhibitors
      Protease Inhibitors can cause Flatulence (by inhibiting the digestion of Dietary Proteins).

      Lipids
      Excessive consumption of dietary Fats (especially Fried dietary Fats) causes the proliferation of detrimental Digestive Tract Bacteria that lead to Flatulence.

      Microorganisms
      Detrimental Digestive Tract Bacteria cause the production of various gases including Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen Sulfide, Methane and Sulfur Dioxide that are components of Flatulence.

      Minerals
      The Calcium Carbonate (Chalk) form of Calcium can cause Flatulence.
      Excessive exposure to Inorganic Chlorine (e.g. in chlorinated Water and chlorinated Swimming Pools) causes Flatulence.

      Organic Acids
      Phytic Acid causes Flatulence.

      Pharmaceutical Drugs
      Orlistat can cause Flatulence.

      Proteins
      Excessive consumption of dietary Protein causes the proliferation of detrimental Digestive Tract Bacteria that lead to Flatulence.

      Sugar Alcohols
      Excessive consumption of Mannitol can cause Flatulence.

      These Foods Cause Flatulence

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      Eggs
      Eggs can cause Flatulence (due to their Sulfur content).

      Fruit
      Apples can cause Flatulence.
      Melons (when combined with anything else) can cause Flatulence.

      Grains
      Wheat can cause Flatulence.

      Legumes
      Most Legumes can cause Flatulence.
      Lentils can cause Flatulence.
      Soya Beans can cause Flatulence (due to the indigestibility of the Raffinose, Stachyose and Trypsin Inhibitors in Soya Beans).

      Seeds
      Excessive consumption of Guar Seeds causes Flatulence (due to the Guar Gum component of Guar Seeds).

      Vegetables
      Broccoli can cause Flatulence (due to the Sulfuric Compounds present in Broccoli).
      Cabbage can cause Flatulence (due to the Sulfuric Compounds present in Broccoli).
      Cauliflower can cause Flatulence (due to the Sulfuric Compounds present in Broccoli).
      Cucumber can cause Flatulence.
      Excessive consumption of (raw) Garlic causes Flatulence.
      Green Beans can cause Flatulence.

      Flatulence is a Side Effect of these Ailments

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      Digestive System
      Flatulence can be a side effect of Candida albicans over-proliferation.
      Flatulence is a symptom of Giardiasis.
      Flatulence is a symptom of Indigestion.
      Intestinal Permeability can be an underlying cause of some cases of Flatulence.
      Flatulence is one of the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

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  52. I took everything this morning, but had a hard time getting the repairVite down because of the taste.... any helpful hints?

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    1. Perhaps you can put this in a combo of coconut milk and cinnamon.

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    2. thanks, I tries that and it was much better!

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  53. Does anyone have recipe ideas for ground beef? I have a lot of grass fed ground beef in my freezer I would love to use up.

    What spices are ok to use on anything?

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    1. One of the things I love to do with ground beef is to simply saute this in a frying pan with a combination of veggies from the allowable food list, add Himalayan salt, pepper and basil and add avocado toward the end. You can eat this as is or place in a large romaine lettuce leaf and eat as wrap.

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    2. thanks, this was pretty good, even though I didn't put the basil in.. something different..

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  54. noticed that my clothes are fitting looser...had to take measurements...lost an inch around my midsection..and an inch from chest/back area...down about 1.5-2#. Can feel a difference with less inflammation for sure.

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    1. That is so exciting Kym! Keep up the great work!!

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  55. I am thinking the flatulence is from the coconut yogurt; the guar gum? I wasn't having this before I started eating the yogurt so I will stop and see if that was the culprit.

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    1. Hey Brenda, nice seeing you the other day :) I noticed the same thing with me and the coconut products. I am going to cut back, I didn't notice this last year, but then again, we are always changing! right?!?!? lol

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  56. I noticed that guar gum is in the coconut milk, and coconut cream too? Shall I quit eating all of these or just deal with the gas? What is a woman to do?

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    1. Sorry you did not get this one Brenda. Perhaps I did not hit the publish button. My bad.

      Anyway, I would eliminate these for a day completely and then add just the coconut milk first but at smaller amounts. If you are fine with this you can increase as desired or until flatulence returns. It's all about finding the amount that works for you.

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  57. So I am still trying to find my ideal food proportions. As a protein type am trying to eat my protein about the size of a card deck and have the fats be a little less then that as well as the carbs...am trying to eat the protein first, then the fats and then the carbs...I am still hungry every 2-3 hrs which makes me think I still don't have the correct ratio.
    I have a question about the nitric balance...I am not noticing things being 'brighter" I don't really notice anything after I take it..except that it doesn't taste very good. Just confirming its 1tsp twice a day?

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    1. Hi Kym,

      If you are not getting the ratios correct right now with your Protein Type meal plan, always remember that the anti-inflammatory meal plan is the priority. If you have to eat something from your allowable foods more often, that is fine.

      In regard to the Nitric Balance, we are not shooting for the dosing to achieve the "brighter and clearer." Yes, 2 teaspoons twice per day, either separate or together.

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  58. Huge victory today! I had a great night's sleep. I used to take LDN, which destroyed my sleep pattern. Last night was the first night I had a normal sleep pattern in years, 10:30PM to 5AM. I can't tell you all how significant this is. I can't wait to see how I feel in four weeks. Thanks Glen!

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    1. That is unbelievably exciting Gabriel! I know how much of an issues sleep patterns have been for you. Keep it going!

      You're welcome!

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  59. Did you say we could take 2 tsp together with the Nitric Balance? How much movement should we be doing with it?

    the first 4 days I lost 3 lbs and since that time I have gained one back. Any reason for that? I am not nearly as hungry now as those first days, so am I maybe eating too much now?

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    1. Yes, you can take the Nitric Balance together. If your movement is vigorous such as jumping on a rebounder, 5 minutes would work. If it is easier, such as going for a casual walk, I would suggest 10-15 minutes.

      Make sure you are not going overboard on the fruits, coconut yogurt or yams. Too much of these can hinder weight loss. Also be sure to get enough fat in. Often if you are deficient in fat consumption, this will hinder weight loss.

      Keep me posted though...

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  60. I have been taking a fiber supplement for many years. Is this OK? It contains psyllium (sp?) husks. Not sure if this qualifies as a grain.

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    1. The psyllium is allowable but I typically caution against the daily use of psyllium. I am friends with one of our countries leading colon hydrotherapist and it has been shared that psyllium has a tendency to build up on the interior lining of the colon. My general recommendation is no more than once per week.

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  61. Past the one week point and all is well! Still battling the little voice in my head trying to lead me back to my evil sugar ways :) At first the fear of taking one bite and not being able to stop kept me on track. Now, I just want all the amazing benefits this process can bring to my well being.
    Katherine the bacon advocado wrap and yam recipe are delicious! All the other tips have been helpful.
    For me the Repairvite goes down easier when it's mixed in hot water.
    Have lost 7 lbs and am really looking forward to getting a better night sleep.
    Hope everyone has a happy and healthy weekend!! Kit

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    1. Keep up the amazing choices Kit!

      The sleep is likely just around the corner for you...

      Also, cograts on the 7 pounds.

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  62. I have to share the excitement on my level. We are ONLY 10 days into a 60 day program and there are so many success stories already. That is amazing!

    This is a testament to the group collectively. Keep up the amazing work everyone!

    Personally, I am feeling clearer mentally, my quality of sleep has improved and lost 9 pounds. Love it!

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  63. Glen, how often should we weigh ourselves? I only weighed myself on the first day with the intention of waiting until the end for a bigger surprise, but I'm wondering if I should weight myself regularly. Thanks.

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    1. Weight yourself as you see fit. There is nothing wrong at all with the one weight at the onset and one at the end.

      Weighing yourself throughout can be motivating or discouraging. For some it may not be worth it to chance the disappointment.

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  64. You always miss my posts, Glen:). Above- regarding guar gum and flatulence.

    Also, shall I be eating more fat? I have gained weight but as you know I have some other challenges going on. I am not sure if I should eat more or less fat.

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    1. What would you fat content be with a normal meal for?

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    2. Hu? I don't understand your reply to Brenda, Glen.

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  65. Hi All,
    I am just joining this group as I am on Day Two of the program after meeting with Glen last week and jumping in with both feet. I've been reading and re-reading all your postings and they have been helpful these past 2 days of detoxing and withdrawal. I am craving nuts and sugar big time, but physically am full from eating from the allowed food list. I hope my constant cravings will diminish over time. Had a few Tbs of coconut milk and a strawberry with cinnamon and now am having a cup of peppermint tea, and both seem to lessen the craving a little bit. I look forward to reading more of your achievements since it's really hopeful for this newbie!

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    1. Welcome Lisa,

      I wasn't sure how I'd react to this program either. It's not easy, but it's been easier than I thought.

      Funny, my current problem is cooking too much food. My brain thinks my body should eat more. There is a little war going on. In the end, the whole "listen to you body thing" works best.

      Don't take your bad food cravings too seriously, they are fickle and short lived.

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    2. Welcome Lisa!

      As you can see already, the group you entered into is incredible. Everyone is so supportive and interactive.

      A few more days and you'll be rocking this!

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  66. Welcome Lisa! The cravings do get easier. I'm not going to lie...it's not always an easy process.

    I thought I was out of the withdrawal symptoms but today I have had so much pain. I feel tight and tense...on edge. Hard to focus so my work is slacking. I'm just very uncomfortable! Can't wait for this phase to pass!

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    1. Be strong through the bumps in the road Kit. If this continues, please let me know.

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  67. each day seems to bring something new...yesterday was hungry a lot but am not feeling the need to eat as much..since I seem to want to eat every 2-3 hrs I have decreased my intake...not because I want to but because I am listening to my body..just smaller portions seem to work better...when I eat to many carbs or carbs first it puts me "over the top" I love kombucha however I can only drink a small amount as it puts me over the top and makes me edgy. Am still craving a coffee...and kettle corn from the farmer's market (comfort foods) I can say that my pms symptoms were very much decreased and I had only one day of real agitation and cravings from pms rather than a whole week of madness. So this is good news!

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    1. This is so encouraging to see your awareness kicking into high gear. Keep it up Kym.

      Yes, good news on the lessened PMS symptoms.

      Be aware that your nutritional needs may shift a bit during your cycle.

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  68. Recipe for the Veggieites:

    1/2 cp water
    1/2 cp coconut milk
    2Tbsp hemp protein powder
    1/2 apple

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  69. after typing the above this morning now all I want is homemade warm chocolate chip cookies have been craving it all afternoon and now its evening...am still craving sugar...
    we went to the farmers market today and that was a challenge...with the fresh fruit stands, crepe stands and all of the food stands and trying to find a food stand that just had protein only was a big challenge...I did get olives though! then we tried to eat out (for the first time since starting the program) and that was another challenge...am not a picky eater nor am I a high maintenance eater but today I was high maintenance having to order certain foods and being very particular...finally I got a turkey patty with a side of avocado and steamed veggies...still not enough fat as I needed olive oil on the veggies and it was not available...so I was not satisfied after the meal...I don't think I will try to eat out again for the next 4 weeks. lol! I keep telling myself this is a healing process and I need to repair and rebuild the G.I tract and its only 4 more weeks...but it sure is a roller coaster ride! Lots of ups and downs!

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    1. Yes, it definitely can be a roller coaster ride. Think of it this way though, most enjoy a good roller coaster. Keep up the great work Kym and love the nutritional awareness that is coming to you. This will be so helpful at the end of the 60 days.

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    2. Kym...had to smile when I read this post about choco chip cookies :) That is always my go to comfort food. I love to gather the ingredients, blend them all together enjoy the aroma while they bake. I must admit I am an expert when it comes to baking these! It must be something from my childhood. When I'm having a particularly challenging day...my mind goes to thinking about these too. The cookies will always be there. Having this opportunity and journey might not. We can do this!! Kit

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    3. yes, I understand the homemade go to, "its been a challenging day!chocolate chip cookie making"..all to well!!! total comfort food!!! lol! Its funny because people are giving me grief for doing this program..they say "life is too short to not eat the foods we have eliminated" I say 'life is too short to be bloated, and to feel tired all of the time and its to short to feel like crap!' ;)

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  70. Thanks for the welcome Gabriel and Kit. Sad to say that I gave into my sugar cravings tonight post-dinner after a successful Day 3...trying not to beat up on myself too bad but we all know how that goes. I was at Whole Foods getting some allowable foods and my downfall is always the dessert bar at W.Foods. I think I need to avoid that store altogether while on this program b/c that dessert bar just calls to me. Any tips for getting back on the wagon after 3 good days? I know I have to start all over as far as detoxing, etc. I ended up eating gluten, dairy, eggs, sugar. Ugh.

    One other question Glen: I plan to take the Nitric Bal, 2 tsp. before my crossfit workout 3x/week at 5:30pm. Is that too late in the day or is that ok? Also, how soon after taking the Nitric Bal do I have to exercise--can I take it at home and then drive 10 minutes to class and then exercise, or does it have to be taken directly before exercise begins?

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    1. There's no specific tips. Once you've fallen out of nutritional integrity, it is only important to get back into integrity. Remember, the nutritional aspect of this program is the most important part. Removing the inflammatory foods is what allows your supplements to provide their optimal benefit.

      You are correct. Do not beat yourself up. It's already done and in the past. Make a new choice and move forward into that choice.

      No problem on when you take the Nitric Balance, as long as you take it once per day. Just prior to a workout is perfect.

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    2. Lisa, I'm with you it's just best to stay away from some places if the temptation is too much. I think it will get easier as we move through the process and start to feel the benefits. For me... any side steps along the way are just opportunities to learn and grow. Then just start the next meal back on track.
      Anyone who can do crossfit classes...can acheive ANYTHING in my book!!! You go girl!!!

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    3. Lisa, a trick I use to avoid the Grocery Store Blues is to shop immediately after a meal.

      The other one is to wear unflattering clothes. It's a calorie free guilt trip.

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    4. Yes Kit, crossfit is tough, but I find the food more difficult, strange as that may sound. But appreciate the support!! And Gabriel, never heard the unflattering clothes idea, you had me laughing on that one, thanks!

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  71. This coconut chia cracker recipe looks great! Are chia seeds allowed?

    http://byebyegluten.blogspot.com/2012/01/coconut-chia-crackers-grain-freegluten.html

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    1. I just made this and its so easy to make...but am wondering if the coconut flour is allowable? they taste really good...but all in moderation if it is allowable:)

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      I think that all forms of coconut are allowed.
      (Glen, correct me if I'm wrong).

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    3. Also, I'm happy to hear you made these and that they're tasty, Kym! I definitely need to make them soon.

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  72. dessert last night (still avoiding the chocolate chip cookies)

    coconut yogurt (half serving)
    blended frozen blueberries to put on top
    and a dash of coconut flakes for a topping

    lots of textures! the yogurt is 'flan'like' in texture, with frozen berries where good and then the crunchy flakes on top...

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    1. My chocolate chip cookie avoidance tactic :) was the coconut yogurt with fresh strawberries. Like the idea of coconut flakes on top. Thanks ! Kit

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  73. I thought it was only 2 tsp Nitric Balance per day. Is that correct, or is it 2 tsp/ twice per day?

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    1. You can do either 2 teaspoons twice per day or do them both at once. I personally, do this once per day.

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    2. So it's 2 tsp twice per day or 4 tsp once per day?

      Like Brenda, I also thought it was 1 tsp twice per day or 2 tsp once per day.

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    3. Yes, just 1 tsp, twice per day. Thanks for clearing that up!

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  74. Often when one feels restrictions based on diet, I share that this is a perception. While it is easy to say that anyone feels restricted by not being able to consume certain unhealthy foods, I can also say that by eating those foods, you are restricting optimal health. All depends on how we look at it.

    Keep up the focus everyone!

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  75. The topic at my yoga class this morning was "Patience, patience, patience...take your time and enjoy the journey"
    I could so relate! Kit

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  76. Glen, tonight my schedule was messed up and didn't get home to take all my supplements before dinner (I had dinner packed and with me but thought I'd be home in time so I had no supplements packed). Is it OK that I took the evening supplements without food before bed? What would you suggest to do if I have this problem again?

    Other question is if Yerba Matte tea is allowed--I think it may have some caffeine but not sure. Thanks!

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    1. If you miss the supplements prior to dinner you can take them at any point through the evening.

      No the Yerba Matte tea is not allowed. It does contain some caffeine.

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  77. Glen, I was disappointed to see that coconut yogurt has zero protein. I've been eating the coconut yogurt with a small amount of fruit for breakfast thinking that I had the right food groups. Am I correct in that I need to add a flesh protein or hemp powder/milk to the meal? Is there another way to handle the protein food group?

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    1. Katherine,

      Can you first confirm your Nutritional ID for me? I have not sent this to you because I have miss placed my note as to whether you are a mixed or protein type.

      I will address this as soon as I have this info.

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  78. Hi all and a late welcome to Lisa; I have been a little bit MIA this week but have not strayed from the "promise of amazing" plan & here is my week in a large nutshell. My weight is down, but wavers between 4-7 lbs.. I have been battling food poisoning all week so I added my own probiotics to the protocol, but I think I kept reintroducing it through something I was eating repetitively. I believe that was the cause of my sluggishness. My appetite has decreased and my meal portions were smaller this week. I work out at 5:30am so take the Nitro before and I'm hungry for breakfast by 8; otherwise I find myself not wanting food until around 10:30am, should I force myself to eat earlier?


    FOOD FRONT: I love Kambucha because it's fermented & after reading this will cut back a little on the cooconut yogurt, already did on the yams, but addicted to avocado. You all know I was asking for some kick in my tea and food and I started making lemon/ginger tea with about 4 giant pieces of fresh ginger and found what I was looking for; also Mother's house tea in bulk is full bodied. Olives from Trader Joes stuffed w/garlic, yum & I'm on a Plantain chip ration because I COULD live on those. Thanks for the food ideas, I did a simple shaved fennel (bulb end in the mandolin)salad with fresh lemon juice and cracked pepper & Pink Himalayan salt; a nice side dish if you're too lazy to make a salad. Last tip: Farmers Market has Golden Beets right now. Thursdays at the Fair Grounds if you're near Costa Mesa.

    I have two questions: Hit the Japanese market and all the Kim Chi has MSG, but is also spicy; is that still okay? If not, who has it?
    Also bought the Shiritaki brown yam noodles and they look like something you would put in a pot on Halloween. I'm told they really stink when you open them so need further instruction if anyone has experience there.

    I appreciate being able to check in here; I cook beyond this protocol for my husband and am surrounded by bread, cookies, the smell of coffee in the morning so I just tell him I hope if decides to join the Amazing Club someday, it's not full.

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    1. I love it Kym! Maybe next time we'll call it the Amazing Club.

      I do typically recommend that you eat within an hour of waking up. Since you get up and work out so early, I would at least eat your first meal within 30 minutes of your workout. This is especially important for Protein Types. It can often be a snack size meal but something is important.

      Thank you so much for the other nutritional ideas. I will adopt some myself.

      As far as the Kim Chi is concerned, it is very easy to make at home. I will ask my wife to jump on the blog and provide her recipe for everyone. This will help since the MSG overall is a neurotoxin and spicy is not recommended on the meal plan.

      Wow, tough environment at home. It is nice to have myself and my wife doing this at the same time. You're are now doing and even more amazing job than recognized already.

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    2. Here is the kimchi recipe:
      Traditional Napa Cabbage Kimchi
      • 7 tablespoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
      • 6 cups Water
      • 2 heads Napa cabbage, cut into quarters or 2-inch wedges, depending on size of cabbage
      • 3 garlic cloves, minced
      • 1 (2-inch) piece of ginger root
      • 1/4 tsp. fish sauce ( I wasn’t sure if it was allowed on this diet, but it adds much flavor)
      • 1 Asian radish, peeled and grated
      • 1 Asian pear (brownish colored) peeled, cored, cut into matchstick strips
      • 1 bunch of green onions, cut into 1-inch lengths
      • 1 Tablespoon sugar (optional) Recipe says it is optional, but I think it contributes to the fermentation process, and might not be present after fermentation. I added it since it was the first time I made this, and it did ferment and it delicious!
      1. Dissolve 7 TBLS salt in 6 cups water. Soak cabbage in the salt water for 3 to 4 hours.
      2. Combine garlic, ginger, and fish sauce or shrimp in food processor or blender until finely minced, or cut in small pieces to your liking.
      3. In large bowl, combine radish, green onions, garlic mixture, 1 tablespoon salt and optional sugar. Toss gently but thoroughly.
      4. Remove cabbage from water and rinse thoroughly. Drain cabbage in colander, squeezing as much water from the leaves as possible. Take cabbage and stuff radish mixture between leaves, working from outside in, starting with largest leaf to smallest. Do not overstuff, but make sure radish mixture adequately fills leaves. When entire cabbage is stuffed, take one of the larger leaves and wrap tightly around the rest of the cabbage. Divide cabbage among 4 (1-quart) jars or 1-gallon jar, pressing down firmly to remove any air bubbles.
      5. Let sit for 2 to 3 days in a cool place before serving. Remove kimchi from jar and slice into 1-inch-length pieces. Refrigerate after opening

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  79. the noodles are not that bad and did a stir fry with them one day and made soup with them another day...

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    2. I bought the noodles but haven't tried them yet. Stir fry is a good idea. Maybe cook them in coconut milk and cinnamon for a dessert?

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    3. we did olive oil with garlic and lemon with mixed veggies and shrimp.

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  80. What other types of fat can we eat besides these: coconut oil/ butter/ cream, olive oil, avocados? Any others? I am having a hard time eating enough fat I think.

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    1. You can make a guacamole with avocado, onion, salt and lime juice. Cut up olives and add them to any food combinations that you are using. All this while being generous with olive oil should be helpful. Dawn and I also fry plantains in a generous amount of coconut oil, as they tend to soak it up, and we add cinnamon and coconut yogurt to make a tasty, high fat treat.

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    2. fresh coconuts are a great fat, and then you get to drink the coconut water after eating the soft meat, oh so good!! Other than what you listed...I can't think of any more

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  81. Lost my phone connection on the webcast, but I think we were done, thanks. So just to be clear, our plan for the week is to continue the supplements and combine the proper food types from the ID chart, but stick to allowable? And the Nitric is one tsp twice a day not 2 tsp. correct?

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    1. You are correct. The Nitric Balance can either be one teaspoon twice per day along with movement or 2 teaspoons one per day with movement. Which ever works best for you.

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  82. I wanted to address the shirataki noodles right away. Funny but when I read this on the Q/A tonight, I read shiitake instead of shirataki. Anyway both the brown and the white noodles are allowable on the program.

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  83. In regards to the juice question, that was me, did you say to drink the juice after eating protein if I am a mixed type? I have been drinking before my protein. Thanks.

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    1. As a mixed type either may work for you. I would recommend trying it both ways to see if one provide a lasting energy compared to the other.

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  84. Great recipe for a hot cereal; oatmeal like consistency. I don't measure; just add as I go.

    Generous amount of coconut oil in pan; melt
    Add chia seeds/ chia powder to oil, then add some coconut milk. Season with cinnamon or nutmeg or pumpkin spice. And you have hot cereal.
    I don't add fruit but you could for more sweetness.

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  85. Is Matcha green tea allowed?

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    1. I would say no, green tea has caffeine and no caffeine is allowed :( I miss my green tea too

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  86. Wow I am so impressed with how well everyone is doing!! This is not easy and I commend you all for your committment! I do promise it gets easier every time you do it. Glen and I have been doing various cleanses throughout the years and they get a little easier each time. We usually pick a time when we are really ready for them, and that makes it easier. Keep up the great work!!!

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  87. Kale, my new best friend...
    So I have found kale very sweet tasting to me. I used to make a raw cashew butter and coat kale then dehydrate, but NO NUTS on this diet, so I improvised!

    Kale with olive oil and garlic, yum! You can steam it, you can saute it...you can put it in your vitamix with some spinach, carrots, pear and kombucha or water and an orange and have a yummy green drink.

    There are so many things to do with kale.

    Bacon and kale in the morning is my new favorite combo...I had it a few nights ago after a long day in the office massaging people and it gave me energy, but didn't keep me up (full belly).

    Let me know any other ways you are using kale.

    Ka

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    1. I'm using Kale in juice.

      2cp Kale
      1 peeled cucumber
      1/2 carrot
      1/2 apple
      Tiny slice of ginger
      Juice of half a lime
      1/2cp of water for the Vitamix

      The lime makes the juice less sweet, but your husband is making me use it.

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    2. I am making kale chips
      can bake in over or broil..need to coat with a little olive oil (not to much or it will get soggy) add spices and bake until crispy.

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  88. Wow, when this is over we can open a Kale Truck; thanks for the ideas, I have been roasting broccoli in the oven at 400 for about 15-20 minutes with salt, pepper & drizzled olive oil, comes out kinda crunchy. Also did some grilled romaine; just halve the head, drizzle some olive oil on a plate, smush it around (flat side) and grill for just a couple minutes. Great with a simple dressing and seasonings of choice, crispy, yet warm. Still scared of those noodles.

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  89. Any suggestions for acid reflux? Wakes me up choking around 2am. Not taking any meds/vitamins but the recommended supplements for this program. Kit

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    1. Watch how late you are eating Kit and I would add a digestive enzyme with your meals if you have them on hand.

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  90. watch out for those kombucha bottles...bought some today a different brand (was on sale at wholefoods) it tasted a little funny...read the label and it had black tea in it.....aaahhhhh!!!

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  91. I found the Shirataki noodles on sale at Mother's Market for the rest of the month. I made a shrimp and veggie broth soup with the noodles and veggies and some fresh garlic. It was yummy.

    Also, is the idea to eventually not need snacks between meals? I'm not there yet but wondering if others are?

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    1. Thanks for the tip on the noodles.

      Getting the correct ratio of your macronutrients (fat, protein & carb)will help you get by without snacks. Remember though that this most important aspect of this is to eat allowable foods and to not get to the point of hunger.

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  92. Oh yeah, forgot to ask if brussel sprouts are allowed? I didn't see them specifically on the allowed food list but I saw cabbage and am assuming they are part of the cabbage family. I love to roast them with my kale--olive oil and sea salt is all you need to broil them to a perfect crunch.

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    1. Yes, Brussel sprouts are fine. Skulls as they were called when I was a kid.

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  93. One of the tasty kale treats that I've cooked at home is listed here.
    Heat a large frying pan with lid with a very generous amount of olive oil.
    Sautee crushed garlic and onions while adding salt and pepper.
    Add a bag of kale, cover and simmer for about 20-30 minutes while stirring occasionally.
    This is tasty warm or even cold out of the fridge.

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  94. Going to have an allowable cocktail tonight.

    Salt the rim of a glass
    Mix club soda with the juice of a half lime and half orange.
    Add ice and enjoy!
    Of course it goes in a margarita glass. LOL!

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  95. Dawn made a warm drink last night with a herbal chai tea and ginger tea combo in coconut milk with cinnamon. It was yummy!

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  96. Wow! I learned more about chronic inflammation and the Tumero and Reservo today that is potentially life altering. Can't wait to share on next Tuesday's webinar.

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  97. my homemade version of Tom Kha with the ingredients in my fridge...
    coconut milk,coconut oil, chicken broth,chicken, garlic, ginger, shallots, cilantro, fresh lime juice, lemongrass essential oil, didn't have fresh lemongrass on hand(my brand is ok for cooking) and the yam noodles, and spices like salt and pepper and garlic spices...not too bad..could use a little more coconut milk. I do miss the mushrooms...

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  98. Am I the only one who keeps having little "fails" on this diet? Today I let all the Life stress get to me and stopped at Yogurtland for a frozen yogurt with almonds on top. This was around noon, and here it is 10pm and my stomach is STILL all torn up from the dairy/sugar/nut combo! Even after just a few days of eating a clean diet and then eating non-allowable food items has caused such wreckage in my poor tummy. I'm obviously not going to be able to eat dairy and nuts again. (I had an inkling of this before, but these horrible stomach cramps really showed me how dairy and nuts don't agree with me, sugar too). I had a scoop of repairvite right after, wondering if I need another one or something else. I hope I don't keep sabotaging my efforts.

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