A Fistful of Vitamins

After a month or so on the UltraMind Solution diet and lifestyle plan, I am feeling much better.  Of course, feeling better is one of those things that is often hard to put a finger on.  I used to be really big on trying every kind of vitamin and supplement I could find.  A lot of this stuff worked wonders-for the first week or two.  Bee pollen, royal jelly, phosphatidylserine, CoQ-10 & N-Acetyle-somethng, B vitamins, and of course, coffee in all it’s wonderous forms.  I am also a huge fan of Taurine, the stuff that give Red Bull it’s kick.

I am currently taking a nice assortment of vitamins and supplements to help with my milk, wheat, caffeine, and mostly sugar free life.  Calcium, Magnesium, all the B vitamins, a regular Multivitamin, DHEA, melatonin, Green Tea, Garlic, policolsanol, alpha-lipoic acid, flax seed oil, potassium, fish oil, probiotics, CoQ-10, Acetyl L-Carnitine, 5-HTP, and D3.  I think that’s about it.

These vitamins are broken into several doses a day taken with meals, and a small assortment before heading off to bed.  This is not too far from my old routines, with only one or two additions and taken a bit more often.  Every once in a while this cocktail or stack or whatever you want to call it, makes me feel like my molecules are vibrating and I may shift into another dimenison at any moment.  This is not an unpleasent feeling.  I always wanted to visit that world where JFK married Marilyn Monroe and the glory days of the 1950s never ended.

I have been doing a bit of working out as well as taking vitamins and eating food, not too much, mostly plants.  Over the last month or so I have lost about 12 or 13 pounds.  Since I had no particular goal in mind so far as weight loss goes, this seems like a good start.  I still have forty pounds to go before my Body Mass Index is where the charts say it should be.  I have serious doubts about these things, but it has been a long time since I had a BMI of 25 or less, so who knows?  I don’t think I look that overweight.

Back in the Day, when I was cycling a couple of hundred miles a week and eating everything I could find, I had that bodybuilding fat level of about 2%.  This meant that I had just about no body fat and that my abs were clearly defined under smooth skin.  When I stopped cycling, a layer of fat appeared as if by magic and has remained there ever since.  I have always believed that if I really wanted to loose about twenty pounds I could just ride my bike somewhere a couple of hundred miles a way.  For some reason, I can’t get too excited by an exercise bike.  It’s really not the same at all.

I have worked my way through most of the recipes in The UltraMind Solution Guidebook and I have liked all of them.  I have started to get a  callus on my finger from chopping so many veggies.  But I do like chopping.  Jason Sheehan of Cooking Dirty fame talked about going into a chopping fugue where the world fell away to nothing but that bowl full of carrots or potatoes that needed to be machine-gunned through.  There is something to that.

This has been a big change for me.  I’ve gone from driving around saying:Well, what do I want to eat today? to thinking about what I am eating and cooking the food myself.  I am eating less than I used to, and I am thinking about food more than I used to.  The important part of any diet is what you eat, not just how much you eat.  And be sure to take your vitamins and drink lots of water.

Jon Herrera

Jon Herrera

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