Many people are starting to ask me what I am doing on a daily basis as I am doing this Transformation Nation Challenge. I recently put together a packet to give to others when they ask, so I thought I would start to put some of it on the blog in case it would help anyone else.
A few months ago, as Dr. Oz continued to talk about the supplements and vitamins we should be taking each day, I took the list, along with all of his specifications regarding each one, into my local nutrition store. I had never been in a nutrition/vitamin store before. I always just got my multivitamin, etc. from my pharmacy or even a grocery store.
It was a bit intimidating walking in, but I had my notebook that I keep when I watch his show, and I told the person working there that I was in the challenge and needed help figuring out what I should be taking, how much, how, etc….along with wanting to know if anything would interfere with anything else. She was so helpful, and explained so much more to me than I even knew to ask. She took the list and helped me find everything I needed, explained how and when to take everything, and explained how each thing would help me. So here is my list for my morning routine. It all takes a while to become a routine, but I also added some tips to make it easy. You can take this list to your local nutrition/vitamin store and they will explain how to space them out for the day. Enjoy!
*Drink 1 glass of lemon juice (about ½” in glass) with hot tap water.
(drink first thing on an empty stomach)
*Take your vitamins: With a full glass of water
(these are all recommended by Dr. Oz)
- Multivitamin- take half dosage in am and half in pm
- Calcium(600mg)Magnesium(400mg)- These must be taken together along with vitaminD for best absorption and effectiveness for your body.
(if you are on any medication, take these 2 hours outside of your medication, as it can block some medications)
- Vitamin D- 1000 units
- Omega 3 Fish Oil- very important to check that the DHA is 600mg (great for joints, depression, stress, heart, so good for you). Keep in the refrigerator, as that will keep you from feeling like you are burping it up. I actually prefer the liquid from Norway.
- Brown Seaweed- 500mg – fights off belly fat
- Licorice extract- 2ml- when taken with Brown seaweed, amazing metabolism boost
- CLA-ConjugCated Linoleic Acid-Turns fat into lean muscle mass
- Raspberry Ketones-(100-200mg) “miracle fat burner in a bottle”
- White Bean Extract-(also called carb intercept) blocks carbs, boosts metabolism
When you go to a health food/nutrition store, they explain the necessity of having to take some vitamins morning, noon, and night for optimum absorption. It took me a long time to believe that this made a difference, but it does. So I had to come up with a system to make it easier for me to do.
Each morning I take out the tupperware bin holding all of my vitamins. I put the morning pills on the counter and the ones that I have to take at lunch and dinner in 2 hard boiled egg cups that I labeled with an “L” and “D”. They stay by my coffee pot on the counter to remind me that they have to be taken.
Find the Easiest way to get all 8 waters in:
It gets harder for me to get all my waters in when it is cold outside, so I have to find a container that holds a lot of water, so that in my mind I know I only have to finish 2 or 3 of them to get all my water in.
When I am home the best idea is the large deli container from the store. I keep it on the counter with my water with a straw. I know I only have to drink 2 of them, (they are 32 oz), and that is all 8 waters. Find a 20 or 32 oz container that you like to drink out of, then you only have to fill it once or twice to finish your waters.
Dr. Oz has explained the amazing benefits of green tea, for weight loss, great metabolism and it’s great for your cells, so I boil up 3 or 4 tea bags, have them steep for a long time, then I pour it in my deli container on ice and add water, so that my last 8 waters for the day are full of green tea. I do add a sweetener to make it taste better, and I add the flavored green tea bags, like pomegranate, so that it tastes better.