I have started the NutraMost diet as of yesterday. As crazy as it sounds, as expensive as it is. I signed up thinking it was a great idea at the time. I still think it’s a great idea but I’m only in day 2 which is actually the first REAL day of the diet. What is NutraMost? My description will not come close to making sense or doing justice to those who took many years developing it but I’ll give the Reader’s Digest version.
- Doctor (mostly Chiropractor so don’t be thinking this is someone who went to med school just to do this program but don’t cringe okay?) monitored, Biofeedback-based program that relies on liquid “supplements” to reset the body’s endocrine system.
- Supplement is not really what they give you but its the best description for what I call “my magic potions”. Little bottles of liquid awesomeness that are mixed specifically for me and my body.
- Why the endocrine system? I have no idea…I know they explained it to me. I really was trying really hard to pay attention. But I sort of remember being totally distracted by my doctor’s (Chiropractor) cough drop.
So there is the basic idea of the program. Oh yeah, and you only get to eat 500 calories a day. No sugar. No starches. No oil. No butter. No no no no. It’s easier to explain what one can eat than what one can’t. I get 3 oz of protein (Beef, chicken, white fish, buffalo, various shellfish, and Veal) twice a day with a pile of vegetables (cucumber, celery, chard, spinach, lettuce, tomato, onion, cabbage). I also get 2 fruits a day (apple, orange, strawberries are my choices thus far). As long as it doesn’t go over 500 calories.
And you can’t come in contact with any oils either. So no make up with oil, no shampoo with oil, no conditioner with oil, no deodorant, toothpaste, soap etc. I smell like a man man baby yeah….There weren’t any women’s deodorants allowed and my doctor’ office was out of their “specially designed” product. Hooray for Bare Minerals since basically the whole line of pigments is oil-free.
So yeah. That’s what I’m doing. The bigger question most people have is “why”? Well…the program touts 40 pounds loss in 40 days. Don’t freak out about how “that’s not healthy!” or “that’s not maintainable!”…shush you nay sayers. Remember, doctor (okay fine, Chiropractor) supervised. Seriously though, people who’ve done the program swear by it and the reason I’m doing this is because of one such individual who works alongside my husband and lost 35 pounds in 32 days. Having witnessed it himself, my husband was adamant I look into it. So reason number 1, I’m kind of vain and want to look hot. Reason number 2, and way more important, I’m a Type 1 diabetic and am tired of living on insulin to support my horrible eating habits. I’ve heard of Type 1’s who use so little external insulin that they only take one small shot a day. Hot Damn! That’d be amazeballz. Off my insulin pump? Sign me up for 3 oz of animal and a pile o’ grass.
I’m walking this walk for 40 days…I’m not quitting because my husband would probably kill me if I did because this program is so damn expensive. But I also know I’m not quitting because I can see how amazing my life can be if I live it as a healthy person. Cheers to my next 35 years of healthy living.