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My First Day on the UltraSimple Diet

My First Day on the UltraSimple Diet

After a week of preparation, today was my first day on the UltraSimple Diet. I did all the prep last week, including getting myself completely off caffeine, flour and gluten. Some of the other no-nos, like sugar and trans fats, I’ve been off for quite a while anyway, so that was no problem.

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Yesterday I went shopping and bought an enormous amount of vegetables and other organic, whole foods to last me through most of the week. I cleaned and chopped vegies for my UltraBroth, which is an important component of the diet. Got enough broth made to last through Wednesday or so.

This morning it started.

Now, understand, I am not a morning person — never have been. So starting a new routine in the morning is very difficult for me under the best of circumstances. I’ll walk you through the list of what I had to do.

  1. Halve a lemon and squeeze juice from one half, add it to 2 Tbsp. olive oil, stir and drink. Sound yummy? Not!
  2. Take probiotic and liver support supplement
  3. Squeeze the other half lemon, add boiling water. Drink this while mixing my shake. Also make up a cup of green tea, boiling water, teabag, steep 5 minutes.
  4. UltraShake. There’s a version you can make using a rice-based protein powder. Stuff costs $75. No kidding. I’m doing the other version, the one using real food. Today that meant 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1 Tbsp almond butter, half cup almond milk, 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds and 1 T flax/borage oil. Wasn’t too bad, actually.
  5. Regular morning vitamins, including D3, C, B complex.

After doing all this, while consulting lists, recipes, and so on to make sure I wasn’t leaving anything out, I’m exhausted.

Lunch and dinner were not as unnerving as breakfast because I was awake by then. Both were pretty bland-tasting, though, so I need to figure out a way to make my food more interesting. I got through the day, although my stomach was really growling by bedtime.

I have to say, I did enjoy the bath at the end of the day. It’s a special soak using epsom salts, baking soda and lavender oil. I took a book in with me, and it’s the first time in years that I’ve actually soaked in the tub with a book.

One of Dr. Hyman’s tools that goes with the program is a daily journal where he asks us to think and write about specific questions. One question is, “what symptoms improved today?”

I have to answer truthfully, none. When I got into bed I noticed my fingers are just as swollen around my rings as ever, and a rash I have on my right ankle was itchier and redder. I’m hoping the rash will go away through the week, because it’s annoying and unsightly.

So, here’s where I started the week, numbers-wise:
Weight: 56 pounds more than my stated goal, 66 pounds more than ideal. I’m going to use the +56 figure and count down (assuming there’s any counting down to be done).
Waist: 36-7/8″
Hip: 41-1/4″
BMI: 34.37

Read About the Rest of My Week on the UltraSimple Diet

The UltraSimple Diet: Getting Ready
Laying In Supplies
My First Day on the UltraSimple Diet
Days 2 & 3
Days 4 & 5
The Home Stretch: Days 6 & 7
The UltraSimple Diet: Was it Worth it?

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