I was looking for supplemental nutrition because since starting this Primal diet, I have become very uninterested in pretty much all food and felt that I probably wasn't getting enough of the energy I needed from the food I was eating. I do take a daily MV, fish oil and Vit. D, but I've been tired and sluggish, so I thought I would try it out.
Originally Posted by Damiana
I'm very bored by this diet, especially breakfast since I don't really like eggs all that much. I started drinking fruit smoothies and thought adding this was a little more filling too.
I don't crave sugar, but I really miss many of the carbs, especially potatoes, rice and pasta. My past staples. Spaghetti squash worked for a week, but after eating a whole one over 4-5 days, I was done. Cauliflower mash was also good for a week.
I've bought the PB Quick Meals cookbook and a Paleo cookbook recommended on the site, but I haven't found much that I'd be fond of having often. I don't like a lot of fishes (all the high Omega 3 ones like salmon, mackerel - I hate). I like mostly white fishes, but don't find them filling, even with a plate full of veggies.
Since nothing seems to fill me and I don't like a lot of the PB staples, I'm bored! And HUNGRY!
The good news, is I lost 9 lbs in the first 3 weeks, and another 2 in the next couple of weeks.
The only way to know if it's useful? Consume it and see for yourself!
It's probably not horrible for you, though you could probably get most of the benefits just by living healthier lifestyle and eating a better diet. But it couldn't hurt to give it a shot I suppose.
I took it for a little while but not long enough to notice anything good or bad differences because we moved on to MA with the doctors and I'm careful about how much I'm taking when on Clomid or Gonal F. I do know there are women on these boards who have been successful getting pregnant and maca was the only change
Originally Posted by shep68
I've been using it for a few weeks to try and help regulate hormones. So far signs are positive - no major PMT, much less water retention than normal and fewer and less severe cramps. Possibly coincidental so I'll continue and monitor, but it's looking pretty good for me.