This morning I have spent time researching which fish oil I should take. I am looking for something other than the Dailyburn Essentials for financial reasons. According to Dr. Oz, I need a fish oil capsule that is at least 600mg DHA. I've been finding a lot of options but every time I look at the ingredients I've been surprised to find soy listed among them. I finally found some fish oil capsules that are "ignite approved". However, at the bottom of the bottle it says that it might contain "trace" amounts of soy or derivatives. Is this ok?
There's controversy about it having an affect on cholesterol. If you are genetically disposed to high cholesterol, having those saturated fats in the yoke on an everyday basis might not be a good idea. You can google it. There's arguments for both sides. However, even the articles that argue for health benefits say that you should maybe have eggs just 3 times a week.
What is comes down to, in my opinion, is that egg consumption should be part of a balanced diet. Egg consumption shouldn't be #1 in your diet concerns . Good protein and good fats are available in other sources as well...and variety is the spice of life. I wouldn't ever say to eat as many eggs as you want....even whole foods like avocado you have to limit. Avocados are a super food but if you go overboard. you're going to get too much fat in your diet. If you're eating egg whites, and lots of them, obviously, that's different than eating tons of whole eggs. But, like I said before, every protein source has something different to offer nutritionally. It's all about balance.
You can do it rblee! I know the "evil 6" knocks out a lot of foods. However, once you start (and get through the first week) you will be amazed with how you feel on the inside! You'll get addicted to "feeling good" on wholesome foods and veering off the American Standard Diet which is chalk-full of foods we don't need. Most of what we eat on a daily basis are "food-like products"! It's not even real food! Give it a try and see how you feel! If you fail, don't stay in the dumps! Just reignite! I believe in you! I know you can do it!
I felt that my diet was low in nutrition. I started getting sick with cold after cold after cold. I wanted to jump start my nutrition and feel healthy! I was sick of being on calorie-restrictive diets and feeling hungry all the time. I also wanted the total package which is already preconfigured workouts + simple nutrient-dense recipes. I was so glad I came across dailyburn on a workout forum. It was exactly what I needed to make some much desired changes. The weight loss that comes with following this program is the "icing on the cake"!
Great! I think you will like it a lot! Besides, it's the total package...a nutritious diet + workouts that you don't have to figure out yourself. I think you're body just burns better when it gets the correct fuel.
I think the biggest thing I cut out with ignite is gluten and sugar. Sugar has been a huge eye-opener for me. I really don't eat a lot of sweets but I recently learned it's in EVERYTHING! I would be eating something that was low in fat but loaded in sugar...and never even knew it. Guess what that sugar turns into once it enters the body? FAT! It's amazing how many diet foods I thought were healthy but weren't doing me any favors.
I have been on ignite for 1 week today. This sounds crazy but I have gone from 170.4 to 164.4 just this week! I'm assuming some of it is water weight but I have NEVER, EVER gotten these results with any other program. In fact, when I started ignite, my goal was just to get healthy. I felt that I was lacking in nutrition because I kept getting sick with cold after cold after cold. I haven't been counting calories (just following ignite recipes) and I haven't even started the workouts yet.
I, like you, have been on strict 1,200 -1,300 calorie diets. When I started ignite I was very surprised by the increase in calories as well as the portion sizes. As the week progressed, the diet got easier and easier. I started feeling the results of a nutrient-dense diet and I feel good inside. I have to say, even though the "evil 6" make this diet seem very strict and throw out a lot of foods...it has been so much easier than counting and documenting every calorie I ingest. I'm not starving like I am on other diets! I love that!
Like I said before, I wasn't expecting big results on the scale so imagine my surprise when I saw that I had dropped 6 pounds this morning. I'm assuming 3 pounds of it is water weight and 3 pounds of it is actual fat. I'm stoked with the results!
I've been alternating the shakes in the morning, and eating one of the ignite salads everyday for lunch. For dinner, I choose one of their dinner options (which is usually low-carb). During the day, for snacks, I usually bring an apple and some carrots or celery. I eat the apple between breakfast and lunch. I eat the carrots or celery between lunch and dinner. I haven't been combining the fruits/veggies with almond butter for my snacks. Like you, I was just scared I was going to ingest too many calories...especially since I haven't started the workouts yet. That might change though! We'll see how things go!