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Capsule update

Posted in Project 40,Workout on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm by flerly.

In my seemingly neverending quest to find that “something” that will help me curb food cravings, this time I am trying out the herbal supplement, moringa oleifera. This is actually powder of a tree cultivated in 3rd world countries as famine food. It contains high amounts of 11 antioxidants, vitamin C, protein, and fiber — and has been shown as a miracle plant for providing necessary nutrients in areas where they simply don’t have enough to eat.

Thus, seems a shame that  it is also available as a supplement to fat-assed, overindulged Americans, but so it is. Just because we eat a lot, doesn’t mean we’re eating what we should to be healthy. Studies have indicated that “cravings” were originally the bodies way to telling us we were lacking in some nutrient, though our chemically altered food in this century has wreaked havoc with that natural process. Never-the-less, I’m interested to see how a nutritional wonder supplement, essentially nature’s daily vitamin, will affect my usual food cravings.

“Recommended” dosage is 4 x 375mg capsules daily, but I’m going to start small and see how it goes. I don’t really think I eat all that crappy. We’ll see.

I’m hoping the best part of this supplement will be no added crap to boost metabolism that will make my heart race or just make me sweat at random. Yay vitamins, boo diet pills.

And — I may have, I guess I should say I as good as promised to go back for a month of bootcamp. It’s a new trainer and a new venue at a somewhat later but still early morning timeslot, and it’s supposed to be a true “lower-impact” version but still a great workout. He was looking for the previous drop-outs, the previous injury-prone, and the previously unmotivated. Apparently I’m not the only one out there with pre-paid time they haven’t used, as he said this class isn’t being advertised yet — so it will be all “vets”. It is 7am Monday-Thursday, and starts Feb 7th. I’ve said I’ll try it a month and give him feedback, but there’s a big part of me that can already say I don’t want to get up and workout four mornings a week right now.

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