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  • Brendalea69Brendalea69 Posts: 3,461Member Member Posts: 3,461Member Member
    @1MADGIRL that's what I'm planning on, thanks for the advice :)
  • Mom2annieMom2annie Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    I also almost always eat a multi-vitamin and mineral suppliment and I have also taken ACV a lot of the time also which I need to get back to doing. I always felt (true or not) that getting in the protein and the vitamins helped me to not be as hungry the next day.[/quote]

    I agree...I definitely see a correlation between getting in enough protein and nutrients and my level of hunger the next day.

    I was taking gummy multi-vitamins (3 a day bc 2 is the rec. dosage but they're pretty old) but I stopped when I started counting carbs. Each gummy has 3 grams of carbs...crazy. I am going to start them again though...with my meal.

    I also recently started other supplements and the collection keeps growing. My bank account is not happy!

    Coconut oil gel caps (bc I can't stand the taste of coconut oil)
    ACV pills (the more ACV I drank, the more nauseating it became)
    Super Enzymes - with hydrochloric acid added (for better digestion)
    Vitamin D - According to my doctor, I'm deficient (I avoid the sun when possible)
    Potassium - Prescription strength bc I'm also deficient in that one per my doc
    Probiotic
    Turmeric
    B Complex with Vitamin C
  • Brendalea69Brendalea69 Posts: 3,461Member Member Posts: 3,461Member Member
    I take daily...
    2000 IU Vitamin D3 (I love the sun but it doesn't love me)

    500 mg. Magnesium Citrate (Helps keeps the BMs regular and also good for my bones)


  • Mom2annieMom2annie Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    I take daily...
    2000 IU Vitamin D3 (I love the sun but it doesn't love me)

    500 mg. Magnesium Citrate (Helps keeps the BMs regular and also good for my bones)


    That's the one I still need to get...Magnesium! Thanks for the reminder. :)
  • Brendalea69Brendalea69 Posts: 3,461Member Member Posts: 3,461Member Member
    Mom2annie wrote: »
    I take daily...
    2000 IU Vitamin D3 (I love the sun but it doesn't love me)

    500 mg. Magnesium Citrate (Helps keeps the BMs regular and also good for my bones)


    That's the one I still need to get...Magnesium! Thanks for the reminder. :)

    You're welcome :)
  • EVP_NZEVP_NZ Posts: 117Member Member Posts: 117Member Member
    I'm going to try Epsom salts for magnesium when my current bottle runs out. I've read a study where it was shown to be absorbed through the skin in the bath. Yay! An excuse to lie in the tub!
  • leveejohnleveejohn Posts: 346Member Member Posts: 346Member Member
    My supplements are a multi-vitamin (for men over 50), fish oil, cinnamon, D3, and probably one soak in an epsom salts bath once a week for magnesium (I read the same thing as @evp_nz). Now let me say this: you have to be careful where you buy supplements. I bought D3 supplements and from Walmart, took them daily, and guess what blood work showed as a deficiency? D3! My doc put me on once a week Maximum D3 (link below), no prescription required, but it's behind the pharmacist's counter (in USA). D3 problem solved.

    I had a similar problem with niacin for cholesterol control . . . off the shelf stuff was garbage.

    I told a dietitian about this experience, and she agreed that the quality control of supplements is all over the place. She suggested I look for the USP badge on over the counter supplements, it's surprisingly rare. The multi-vitamin I take has this. (link below).

    Now on fish oil. I used to have horrible problems with burping the fishy taste. I was told that's because it's gone rancid, you have to make sure you don't buy it off the shelf, but get it from a store that keeps their oil supplements refrigerated. Now I buy Spectrum fish oil from a health food store that keeps it refrigerated.

    Maximum D3

    USP verified supplements

    Spectrum fish oil
  • Mom2annieMom2annie Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    I'm loving all the supplement advice. Thank you!
  • 1MADGIRL1MADGIRL Posts: 836Member Member Posts: 836Member Member
    leveejohn wrote: »
    My supplements are a multi-vitamin (for men over 50), fish oil, cinnamon, D3, and probably one soak in an epsom salts bath once a week for magnesium (I read the same thing as @evp_nz). Now let me say this: you have to be careful where you buy supplements. I bought D3 supplements and from Walmart, took them daily, and guess what blood work showed as a deficiency? D3! My doc put me on once a week Maximum D3 (link below), no prescription required, but it's behind the pharmacist's counter (in USA). D3 problem solved.

    I had a similar problem with niacin for cholesterol control . . . off the shelf stuff was garbage.

    I told a dietitian about this experience, and she agreed that the quality control of supplements is all over the place. She suggested I look for the USP badge on over the counter supplements, it's surprisingly rare. The multi-vitamin I take has this. (link below).

    Now on fish oil. I used to have horrible problems with burping the fishy taste. I was told that's because it's gone rancid, you have to make sure you don't buy it off the shelf, but get it from a store that keeps their oil supplements refrigerated. Now I buy Spectrum fish oil from a health food store that keeps it refrigerated.

    Maximum D3

    USP verified supplements

    Spectrum fish oil

    Thanks for the links!
  • Mom2annieMom2annie Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    I ate two meals a day Sat and Sun. Saturday I was home all day and I lost my resolve. Sunday I had gatherings with meals to attend. I decided beforehand to go with it. Pretty sure I'm now holding fluid I wasn't holding before, but I'm not upset with myself. I'm back on track today and feeling good. I didn't go crazy (no sweets and ate mindfully) which is probably why I don't feel like I fell off the wagon.

    Did you all have a good weekend?
  • Mom2annieMom2annie Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    I just remembered that I have a farewell luncheon to attend at work tomorrow (informal) for my vice president who is moving to a different department. I seem to remember a video or a thread about dealing with work functions that don't fit into your eating window. Can someone point me in the right direction? I'd appreciate it. I ate two meals a day both Saturday and Sunday and don't want to start a trend by eating off schedule tomorrow as well.

    The crowd will be small (about 12-15) and in a cramped conference room...so there's no hiding from anyone. Everyone gets into everyone else's business.

    Thanks!
  • Brendalea69Brendalea69 Posts: 3,461Member Member Posts: 3,461Member Member
    I think you can change your eating window for the day as long as you only eat once that day :)
  • 1MADGIRL1MADGIRL Posts: 836Member Member Posts: 836Member Member
    You can change your eating pattern, or say something like that you're getting routine blood tests and can't take anything hours before ?

    When my friend did low carb she would take some food with her and then discard it. it's a waste of food, sure but it does keep them from asking questions
  • Mom2annieMom2annie Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    1MADGIRL wrote: »
    You can change your eating pattern, or say something like that you're getting routine blood tests and can't take anything hours before ?

    When my friend did low carb she would take some food with her and then discard it. it's a waste of food, sure but it does keep them from asking questions

    Thanks for the ideas. ☺ You too @brendagaudette
  • leveejohnleveejohn Posts: 346Member Member Posts: 346Member Member
    Good weekend, but a little off track so far this week . . . time to get it in gear!
  • blambo61blambo61 Posts: 4,372Member Member Posts: 4,372Member Member
    Eat a salad with some protein in it.
  • Mom2annieMom2annie Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    No salad. It was a low budget party so just deli sandwiches, chips, some fruit and tons of chocolate. The guy loves chocolate more than oxygen so there was chocolate covered everything. I had a sandwich, small bag of chips, a dozen strawberries, and three brownie bites. I didn't get hungry at my usual eating time (dinner) but head hunger hit hard so I made parmesan/jalapeno crisps. I did way better than I would've done in my pre-OMAD days, so I'm okay with it. The TMAD and eating out of my window is not going to become a habit though. I'm way happier, more energetic, and feel better when I'm eating OMAD and staying on track!
  • EVP_NZEVP_NZ Posts: 117Member Member Posts: 117Member Member
    Head hunger is the perfect word for it. Saving that one for later! :)
  • leveejohnleveejohn Posts: 346Member Member Posts: 346Member Member
    I find when I hit the chocolate my 'head hunger' monster really wakes up! I like to keep that big ol' boy asleep in his cave as much as I can . . . :p
  • blambo61blambo61 Posts: 4,372Member Member Posts: 4,372Member Member
    I can relate!
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