Newbie from Seattle
Hi thiere! just got my NutriBullet yesterday - what a fabulous machine! I'm currently on a medically supervised metabolic clearing that includes medical shakes and pretty restrictve elimination diet - ok restrictive to ME anyways. latest blood tests had shown my blood glucose creeping a bit too close to the "conern" range (98) and that i was low in vitamin D, calcium and protein. also really low cortisol levels etc, sluggish liver. these are my AVOID foods: dairy, wheat (all gltuen grains), egg, corn citrus (lime and lemon juice are ok), peanuts, soy, chocolate, beef, caffeine, sugar, garlic, alcohol and nightshades (tomate, potato and peppers). my first thought was good gravy, what's LEFT? i actually started the shakes a few weeks before launching into the full elmination diet as i needed some time to retool my thinking and figure out what IS left!
we timed the start of the intense phase with my husband's trip back to wisconsin. figured it was better for everybody! while he was there, visiting with friends, oene gal has a nutribullet on her counter and is just raving over the thing! he's like you're doing shakes too??? she's had a lot of health problems, back surgeries etc and she swears by her nutribullet recipes. he said she loooked great, and seemed to have more energy. when he got home he urged me to go get one to aid the program i'm on - so off i went!
right now during the intense phase i'm doing 4 shakes a day (days 3-9, this is day8) and i've ben having fun adding different fruits/beggies and experimenting! as hard as i thought it would be to AVOID all those avoids, it's been ok. i'd kill for some cheese tho. LOL tomorrow is my first day back to work (boo) so i plan to have a shake in the AM and then take one with me, blast style! Day 10 i'm back to 3 shakes and then days 11-14 just two. THEN we go into the challenge phase where we slowly reintroduce foods to see if i have any sensitivities or reactions. that goes on for 4 weeks. the nutribullet is going to be my bestest buddy! and how awesome it was for my husband to suggest it!
just as a side note i'm also supposed to be drinking 8 8oz glasses of water a day (we have large 16 oz cups so that makes 4) and then during days 4-8 six EXTRA glasses of water, or in my case 3, for a total of 7 16oz glasses of water!!! add in the four shakes and well, that's a lotta liquid. but it's all good.
anywho, bit of a lengthy intro....really glad to find the nutriliving site and this forum! let's have a BLAST! :)