Monday, January 17, 2011

Week 2 - AGG + Ganoderma

Another week of the Slow Carb Diet complete!! Gets easier everyday :) So this week I finally got the AGG supplements, still shopping for a good deal on the Policosanol - Let me know if you know of a great place to buy it :) So far no negative side effects from the supplements, and I just started them 3 days ago so will keep you all posted on any major results with their use. I'm also experimenting with another herbal supplement, Ganoderma Lucidum (known for its many health benefits in the Asian pharmacopeia) - from my research some amazing results have occurred for many users including: weight loss, detoxification and stabilization of blood glucose levels. I personally bought the Ganoderma supplement here: www.joeys.organogold.com - I bought the ganoderma that is infused into the black coffee - that way every morning while sipping my coffee i'm getting extra health benefits!

Anyways this week I focused on doing intense exercises for at least 45 min per day 5x a week. I incorporated many of Tim's exercises into my routines and supplemented my workouts with them as well. I highly recommend you build the Hungarian Core Blaster (HCB)- easy to make, easy to use, and much better than a kettle bell since the weight is better distributed. Cost me only $15 -not including the free weights of course. (See pg 172 of the 4HB for instructions) I find Tim's cat vomit exercise to feel a bit a odd and I wonder if I it will have any effects, but I'll continue to do it till I see results! Going to post some videos and workout routines later this week - if you need help with a routine just message me :)  Looking forward to reading the section of the 4HB on "Running Faster and Farther" this week as well!

I'm also on the hunt for a good protein powder for the mornings - sometimes I'm in a rush and don't have time to make eggs and all that so Tim suggests doing an unflavored whey protein with ice and water within an hour of waking. I'm getting a lil tired of the beans LOL but working through it - going to try some kidney beans and pinto beans this week - have been doing black and lentils thus far... If you have any awesome Slow Carb recipes please share!

So yesterday was Binge day/Cheat day - moved it up to Sundays since it's much easier to enjoy the benefits of over-eating when you don't have a millions things to do or places to be! Yesterday started out good and by the end of the day I was sick to my stomach but forced the last cup of yogurt down my throat lol!! Here's what Binge day looked like for me:

Sunday Jan 16, 2011:

9am

  • Breakfast: 
    • Hardboiled egg with avocado & tomatoes + balsamic vinegar
    • Fresh-squeezed Grapefruit Juice
    • Black Ganoderma Coffee with Cinnamon and Sugar + Soy Creamer
  • Lunch
    • 2 Fried Eggs with Blueberry Cornbread and agave nectar
    • Lavender Mocha with Soy
  • 30 min Moderate Exercises: Planks, Air Squats, Push ups, Wall Presses, HCB Swings, HCB Upright Rows, HCB Squats, and a variety of ab exercises including those Tim recommends
  • Afternoon Snack
    • Carne Asada Taco
  • Dinner
    • Goat Cheese Quesadilla
    • 2 Chicken Drumsticks
  • Late Night Snack
    • Berry Sorbet Yogurt with Mochi pieces
So far no major weight loss progress....I've lost roughly 1lb but I'm fairly confident I have been replacing fat with muscle - clothes are definitely feeling looser! Will do measurements later this week and see if my weight is considerable affected by the use of the AGG supplements. My husband has lost 5lbs so far. Let me know your progress if you're on the Slow Car diet too!

2 comments:

  1. I found policosanol @ $3.86 for 60 caps of 20 mg capsules at http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SWU204/ItemDetail?n=0

    (I think the $3.86 price was for a volume discount. Normal price is $4.29).

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  2. Awesome - thanks John! Last place i looked (Whole Foods) was selling for over $20 for a really small amount :) Have you had good results with Policosanol so far?

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