Just a friendly reminder: corn is not a vegetable, it is a grain and there are no grains allowed on this program (with the exception of brown rice).
Also, although something may be healthy (such as beans and nuts), it may not be allowed during the purification program due to other factors (such as potential food allergens). So, with this in mind, remember: no beans or nuts of any kind.
How Should I Feel Today?
You should be feeling more energetic today and the cravings should continue decreasing. Many have expressed that they have not only learned to ‘tolerate’ the shakes, but have even come to enjoy them. Yes, yes, it’s true!
I mentioned yesterday that your sleep should be improving. You should find that you are able to fall asleep easier, enjoy more restful sleep, and are able to sleep through the night more often. The good news is that this should continue throughout the purification program and beyond (as long as you maintain some of your newly forming good habits).
If you haven’t started exercising yet during this program, now is an excellent time to use some of your returning energy and start. Remember, exercise is an essential part of losing weight during this program.
Don’t wait to get hungry. Waiting increases cravings, lowers your blood sugar level and can lead to fatigue. Try to have your SP Complete Shake with your Whey Protein first thing in the morning and keep some approved snack foods around to munch on to keep your blood sugar and energy levels up.
Recipe of the Day
2 Organic Avocados- peeled and mashed
1 clove minced garlic
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
½ chopped tomato (use less if diabetic)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Directions: Mix all together thoroughly and put avocado seed back into bowl to prevent turning brown.
Tip: Although you can’t have tortilla chips (always a favorite with this dip) you can enjoy a nice crudité with your guacamole by slicing up some raw vegetables (or using them whole if you prefer). Whole cherry tomatoes, sliced carrots and celery are always favorites.
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 email at email@example.com
Supplement Regimen for Day 5
Core Products (Required)
SP Complete: 2 scoops (tablespoons) twice per day minimum up to 5 shakes per day
SP Cleanse: 7 capsules 3 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
* Dr. Carlson will work with you to identify which products best meet your needs.
Enjoy your increased energy and keep up the good work!