|05-01-2014, 07:50 PM||#241|
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Is caffeine a problem when taking these supps? I think I remember Ross recommending cutting out it's use for max effectiveness??
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|05-04-2014, 02:03 PM||#242|
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It was The Diet Cure that convinced me to cut coffee completely. I went a full year w/o any - not even decaf - and it made absolutely no noticeable difference in anything.
I researched the health benefits of coffee and added it back in. Admittedly, the only real benefits I notice are that I like the taste & it probably helps me keep fatigue away in the morning.
I think some people are sensitive to caffeine but most of us are fine with it in moderation.
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|06-11-2014, 06:34 PM||#244|
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Join Date: Jun 2014
I had a massive problem with pepsimax, 4 and half litres a day for many years.
I tried to kick this habit countless times using many methods.
I'm not sure whether it's the caffeine or aspartame that had me addicted, or the combination.
I read "The Diet Cure" for other reasons but I saw and applied this.
Caffeine : Tyrosine (500 to 1,500 milligrams)
Aspartame: DL-Phenylalanine (500 to 1,00 milligrams)
For both (diet cola)
L-tyrosene (500 milligrams)
and DL-Phenylaline (500 milligrams) together first thing in the morning and inbetween meals.
It was miraculous from the first day,,,,I can't see what I ever saw in drinkling the rubbish now. It has no appeal to me whatsoever. I won't even touch the gut rot now.
For sugar cravings, try l-glutamine. It's a great cheat for cravings when you're sick of using willpower.
|11-26-2014, 08:17 AM||#246|
Junior LCF Member
So I should start with 500 mg of L Glutamine 3 times a day and 200mcg of Chromium 4 times a day ?
What are your thoughts on L Arginine and Psyllum Husk ?
Also wondering if anyone is adding protein shakes through out the day ?
What exactly will potassium help with low carb ?
Sorry about so many questions ..a lot of great reading here
Thank you .
|01-02-2015, 04:18 PM||#248|
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Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Caldwell, ID
WOE: low carb
Start Date: January 2014
Hi summering! This is my very first post - one newbee to another! I have read this entire thread with great interest and have been hoping someone would respond to your questions.
I have ordered The diet Cure but was too excited to wait for it to arrive so this thread has been very helpful. I also ordered L-glutamine caps along with a few other things online but wanted to get started right away so I went to Walmart and bought 500 mg Glute tabs and the only Chromium they had available (500 mcg Picolinate).
This is the hardest time of year for me to 'diet' as resisting all the sweets becomes overwhelming. I have put on 4 pounds since Halloween! Yesterday I didn't crave a single sweet for the first time in weeks, and all I used was Glutamine and Chromium. I'm sold. I've allowed the glute tabs to dissolve in my mouth (2x500 mg) 3 times a day and 1 Chromium during meals.
My thinking is less is better so I will continue with this plan unless it stops working. I may add more after reading the book, too, but for now I am very impressed at how well these 2 supplements have worked.
As for the other items you mentioned, do a google search for each (it's L-Carnitine, not Carnegie) and see for yourself how you feel about adding them.
I have been supplementing my diet with protein shakes as a quick meal and find them very satisfying. I don't know if anyone else here uses or even recommends them. Maybe one of the longtimers will respond on this and the other things you asked about.
|01-23-2015, 08:18 AM||#250|
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Join Date: Apr 2010
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Stats: 5' 7"/170cm, 61-63Kg
Start Date: Maintenance since 2001, VLC for six+ years now!
Hi Wanda, and Summering. This sub-forum doesn't seem to be very active. I don't know if I can help, but will try.
I don't know about protein shakes as I don't use them. If I need a quick meal, I eat HB eggs and some butter, or drink some diluted homemade yoghurt (made from cream) with an egg yolk, and gelatin granules stirred into it.
L-Glutamine has been a really nice supplement for me. I take it in the morning, when I arise, and before I go to bed. It does erase the desire for sweets, for me, and helps me sleep better. L-Glutamine is good for so many things. Along with erasing carb cravings, it heals intestinal permeability. Gelatin helps heal intestinal permeability, too.
I take chromium, too, but I can't say as I notice that I feel anything one way or or the other. Some people find it even more of a help than L-Glutamine.
L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine improve brain function, regulate heart rhythm, help the body utilize protein and fat better, be stronger with less food, etc. I take 500 mg. of each at breakfast, and sometimes again at lunch. I find them super brain food for older people, and they help me not gain weight.
Summering, what is it about psyllium husks that attracts you? Some people take that as a way to speed elimination, but as humans can not break down cellulose, the cellulose only increases the bacteria that ferment and cause problems. Barry Groves' site, Second Opinions, has good information about fiber. Dr. Richard Bernstein explains in his book, The Diabetes Solution, how the misconception about all fiber being healthy came about. That is probably at his website, too.
Hope that helps some.
Macronutrients per Dr. Jan Kwasniewski's "Optimal Diet".
.7-.8P: 2.5-3.5F: .3-.8C
"Protein metabolism requires some insulin response and any excess protein will be mostly converted to glucose, which requires a considerable amount of insulin to be used."
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|06-28-2016, 10:55 AM||#251|
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|11-25-2016, 05:20 PM||#253|
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