Yay! So I got my nutrition plan sent to me yesterday from Dr. Clay and I am so excited to start. I wanted to take the guess work out of my diet and was also looking for that extra push to make me a little bit leaner. I am happy with where I am now but would like to kick it up a notch and see where it takes me.
I already started this morning after receiving the plans later in the day yesterday. Some people asked why I just don’t start fresh on Monday? Well, I’m motivated to start now so why wait another 4 days. Starting on Monday isn’t going to make the plan go any better. If you really truly want something you have to be ready and willing to start whenever.
The plan looks really good so far. He uses carb cycling which I am a really big fan of. Lots of small meals spaced throughout the day with a list of ‘free foods’ that I can eat whenever I get hungry. The only thing I’m a little worried about is that I don’t get to eat very much fruit, well not what I’m used to. I’m kind of a fruit junkie and while it may be very good for you the fact of the matter is fruit is high in sugar, even if it is naturally occurring sugar, and that makes it high in carbs. However I’m not going to dwell on what I can’t have and am excited about what I can eat. Lots of eggs, chicken, fish and mixed nuts. If you don’t get excited about your nutrition plan you’re going to be far less likely to follow it.
Dr. Clay also recommended certain supplements but his number one recommendation was fish oil, which I already swear by. He also suggested a combination L-Tyrosine and Acteyl L-Carnitine which is supposed to help you burn fat and keep your mind sharp (which I can always use). I will post more in depth on that later on.
I’m going to be updating more regularly now on my progress and the different supplements I will be trying soon but will leave you with the list of ‘free foods’ Dr. Clay encourages his clients to eat.
- Bamboo Shoots
- Alfalfa Sprouts
- Bell Peppers
- Brussels Sprouts
- Collard Greens
- Ginger Root
- Green Beans (raw)
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Mustard Greens
- Summer Squash
- Zucchini Squash
No doubt Ill be able to whip up some tasty dishes using only these ingredients and seasonings when I’m a little more hungry.