Monday, February 9, 2009

Supplements

I bet everyone has been waiting with anticipation for this post! It seems like everyone wants me to endorse a magic pill that will make all the years of over eating and lack of exercise melt off of their bodies.

I am sorry. I do wish that there was one out there. There are a couple of great holistic supplements out there that work, but only if you are hypothyroid and still have at least part of your thyroid. People with a Hypothyroid condition have other chemical issues going on in their bodies. They can count every calorie, rarely eat sweets, fried foods, etc... Exercise and do everything right and at best maintain or worse gain. I know some who hardly have an appetite they have learned to eat so little. They simply have such a low metabolism. And... they are also on thyroid medications. They have learned to live with it and move on as a part of life.

Now, onto supplements, what this post is all about. :-)

I encourage a Multi Vitamin and Mineral every day. If you have had a Hysterectomy, make sure it is WITHOUT Iron. Also, if you are post menopausal, you may not need iron. Please check with your Dr.

If you are still having monthlies, you will need a Multi with Iron.

Whey Protein- While I am a carnivore, I cannot eat tons and tons of meat. B/c of weight lifting (I lift 12-30 lbs dumbbells in each hand) I need the extra complete protein. If you lift weights, you need the complete protein as well. You will not get the complete protein with a spoon full of peanut butter. I know, it tastes good, but it does not cut it and the calories are not a good trade off. I use Whey powder as a supplement. I can make a fruit smoothie, mix it with coffee, or just mix it with water, hold my nose and turn it up and drink it. I usually have one mid morning with a piece of fruit. The carbs & vitamin C in the fruit helps aid and speed the protein to the muscles. There is a delicious smoothie recipe in the archive sidebar as well.

Soy Protein- Because of thyroid issues, I cannot have soy. However, if you do not have any thyroid issues or family history of thyroid issues it is an excellent source of protein.

These supplements you can get at any health food store, drug store or online. At this time, I am not endorsing any particular brand or kind.

There are a lot of "Magic Pills" out there that will shrink your waist, get rid of cellulite, excess body fat, etc. No, I have not tried any of them. I do not believe in gimmicks. Only in discipline and some work. God did not design our bodies to be sedentary and to take in a lot of calories. He probably did not design them to take in the types of calories that you can purchase in today's supermarkets and restaurants either. He designed them for work and eating good healthy foods prepared as closely to the 'tree' or 'plant' as possible. That means raw to lightly steamed for fruits and veggies. And the Old Testament is full of instruction for preparing grains and meats. For meat, I think grilling is best with minimal seasoning.

Remember, God loves you and wants you strong and healthy to do the work He has for you to do. Let Him use you for His glory! and His honor!

Todays Tip:
Take a daily Multi Vitamin and Mineral Supplement.

* Ephesians 1:12-17 NAS
* In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation -having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
* who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.
* For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints,
* do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers ;
* that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.

4 comments:

Oliver's said...

I see where you mention that you have thyroid issues. Do you take medication for it? My thyroid is slightly low (hypothyroidism) I was given synthroid and had a horrible reaction. I have cut out all soy and was curious as to what you take to control yours. I feel that my weight is at a standstill due to this issue. Thanks Paula

Oliver's said...

Thank you for such a quick response. I am so glad you take natural supplements as for me they are the only way to go. I will research that for sure. I forgot to tell you that I love your blog. So much information. Thank you!

Miss Linda said...

Your post is so timely. I just purchased a good multi-vitamin after not taking one for some time. I try to get most of my nutrition through food, but I have really found that hard to do. I'm not much of a meat-eater either. I do eat meat, but not every day. I have started drinking soy milk with extra fiber for a little additional protein.

Kathy said...

I have Hashimoto's (low thyroid disease) and my dr. as not educated me about any of this. Thanks for the info, which I am going to discuss with him next month! I love how you tie everything back to the Lord. You are his hands and feet! ...Kathy @ A Little Pinch of This and That