“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle
With all of the diet trends and new health information constantly being presented to you, how do you know what to believe? Well, Google is your friend! Do not be afraid to challenge anything I have presented and research it for yourself. The findings I have presented to you and will continue to present to you over the coming days are the result of intense research into optimal health through nutrition. We continually challenge the ‘norm’ to ensure that we do not simply believe the marketing of some pharmaceutical company, food manufacturer or even supposed ‘health agencies’. Thus, I encourage you to do the same. You should feel free to challenge things that do not instinctively sound or ‘feel’ right to you. Over the years I have found that when you discover the truth (for example the way we feel about whole food nutrition) it just resonates deep within you.
How Should I Feel Today?
You should continue to feel wonderful today. As always, if you have questions about something that is concerning you, please contact Dr. Carlson.
Remember to limit your fruit, sweet potatoes and yam intake. As we have said numerous times, cruciferous vegetables are your best friends. Drinks lots of water, exercise and sweat! Perhaps you have lost some weight, but, remember you are not done losing weight on the program. If you have just begun to lose weight in the last several days, keep up the good work and you will continue to see positive results.
Don’t forget our first 3 suggestions:
- If you have an upcoming physical or are on medications you would like to possibly come off of, schedule an appointment with your doctor before you come off the program. Your test results will show vast improvement and this is your opportunity to put your best foot forward.
- Plan to SLOWLY reintroduce foods into your diet. Don’t think that you can simply indulge on Day 22 and your body will comply.
- Let your friends, family and co-workers know that this was not a diet. Inform them about the lifestyle changes you are making and you’ll be surprised how much support you will get!
Recipe of the Day
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
½ lb. zucchini
½ lb. yellow squash
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 small eggplant, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Directions: Cut first 5 ingredients into 1-inch pieces. Sauté onion in garlic in large skillet over medium heat. Stir in tomatoes and next 2 ingredients and sauté until eggplant begins to soften. Stir in bell peppers, zucchini, and squash; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and liquid is slightly reduced. Stir in basil. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste and sauté 3 minutes.
Enjoy your research!
What if I have Questions?
If you have questions about how you are feeling please remember that Dr. Carlson is available throughout this program and can be contacted by phone at (515) 782-2763 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Supplement Regimen for Day 16
Core Products (Required)
SP Complete: 2 scoops (tablespoons) twice per day minimum up to 5 shakes per day
SP Green Food: 5 capsules 2 times per day
Fiber: Whole Food Fiber (powder): 1 scoop (tablespoon) 3 times per day in your shakes OR Gastro-Fiber: 3 capsules 3 times per day
Suggested Supplements (Optional)*
Protein: Whey Pro Complete – 2 scoops (tablespoons) twice daily
Cravings: Gymnema – 1 tablet 3 times per day or 2 tablets twice per day
Omega-3: Tuna Omega-3 Oil – 2 perles 2 times per day