Awesome! Sorry to hear about the pills and nasty foodstuffs required, but it’s working, so it’ll be totally worth it!
if i could figure out a way to make this (without the prescription pills of course) taste okay, i’d be a millionaire. i’m sleeping like a baby for six hours a night, wake up feeling great, and generally feel ten years younger.
phenylpiracetam is a really interesting one. i’ve taken piracetam before, but phenyl is more bioavailable so you only need like 5 milligrams. the combo of the four supplements on the right has increased my concentration and memory (not necessarily intelligence like a lot of people say) immensely.
biggest downside to the choline? take too much and you smell like a fish. but that’s not a big deal, since I am one!!
Is this all you eat, or just a supplement?
that’s been it, in total, since the morning of monday the 27th. i had kind of a cascading failure of sorts in my abdomen, so i’ve had to be very, very careful.
the root cause of all of this is likely very simple (though i’m going to see some specialists)–my GI is just starting to say No to alcohol. i’ve don’t non-permanent, but excruciating damage, and it just takes time to heal. I don’t appear to have any necrotic tissue, and the ultrasounds don’t see any sign of cancer, but my enzymes are still elevated. i’m gonna get jabbed with a few more needles next week to see how i’m doing, and if i need a CT scan.
but to tell you the truth? i’m now glad i had a minor brush with death. (30% mortality rate ) it has forced me to make hard changes that i’ve been putting off.
Hopefully not too much time to heal, this diet seems like a sure path to diverticulitis. Also, it can’t be good for dating.
oh, that’s what i forgot to photograph. i take shitloads of fiber. i had diverticulitis once years ago, it sucks. i’ve been taking fiber supplements ever since and haven’t had a problem.
OK, that’s reassuring. Though that might making the dating part even worse…
It’s the constant passing of gas that’s the most challenging part.
Be aware also that your new metabolism will be far more efficient than your pre-diet metabolism. You will require less food for the rest of your life.
I had terrible gastric distress, including horrible painful gas, after western medicine hammered me with megadoses of broad spectrum antibiotics a few years back. (This was a perfectly valid and much appreciated cure for my Lyme disease, but it killed off nearly every microbe in my body, and there was literally no therapy provided to re-establish a proper gut flora; the doctors didn’t even want to discuss probiotics.)
Instead of waiting for something to randomly colonize my intestines, and hoping it wouldn’t be C. difficile, I went to the earthy crunchy hippy store and said “give me some of everything you’ve got that’s alive.” And then I bought a ton of fermented foods, too, that didn’t explicitly state they contained live cultures. I went home and for several days ate nothing but crazy hippy food - kombucha, yogurt, raw cheeses and fermented beans and cabbage preparations - and then I drank a bunch of water from the stream outside my house, which is contaminated with low levels of e. Coli due to 300 years of leaking septic tanks, and then I ate a whole bunch more hippy food and drank raw milk. Fixed me right up, digestion was fine in a week. Those back-to-the-earth hippies might be on to something.
Anyway, I mention all this in case you come off your reducing diet with gut flora issues… there are simpler ways to get relief than fecal transplants!
yours, nearly everyone
Some of my best friends are crazy hippies I’ll have you know!
you should have tried a diet based on must and brewer’s yeast - just imagine the advantages of a gut flora producing alcohol out of sugars
That’s called autobrewery and people might debate you on the advantages.
comments like yours are the reason why I love BBS so much - even the most stupid joke can provoke an informative and interesting reply
i completely hear you there. and someday when we abandon the word fecal transplant it could turn into a broadly accepted, extremely powerful treatment.
that’s something i was talking to some friends about, and it got me a little irritated. their stance was, “well, when you go back to eating like you did you’ll gain everything back and then some”. to which i stare at them in disbelief and state, “I can’t go back to my old diet, even though it isn’t bad for most people it will kill me”. eat less for the rest of my life? bring it! small plates, variety, and intense flavor is what i crave, not Cheesecake Factory 4000 calorie bowls of pasta.
I have only been there ONCE for a work lunch. I just don’t get the appeal of it or a lot of other chain places of that sort. The food is good but not anything to praise and way too much on the plate. While I just had a huge lunch I didn’t have breakfast and it was mostly romaine lettuce and half a cucumber with some ham, cheddar and the last of a container of 8 vegetable mix from trader joes. All tossed in olive oil and vinegar with some salt and a lot of pepper. It was tasty and I probably got all my veg for the day in that bowl of tasty salad. Probably way better for me than a burger fries and shake which I was tempted to get as MrsTobinL was about to run an errand near a place that serves very tasty ones.
At Wegmans by chance? They card everyone - corporate policy.
Hey! Don’t spoil it! Corporate policy or not, after a certain age, it feels good to get carded. Let us have our fun.
I was er a just joking. They only card people who are young or just look really young and hot for their age.
Nope… No Wegmans nearby as far as I know. It’s a nice, cheapish farmer marketish type place.