Has anyone heard of this? It was just recently brought to my attention. The theory is for 14 days you have 1 tbsp seeds high in omega 3 (pumpkin, flax...) and then the remainder of your cycle you have seeds high in omega 6(sunflower...). Apparently it takes 3 months to notice a difference. I thought I would try it since it's stuff I already have. I wanted to see if anyone has heard of or had any experience with this? Thank you in advance for your thoughts, suggestions, and wisdom on experience.
You could try it however there is much evidence that the body has a lot of trouble converting plant based omega 3's like flax to the real thing in the body. Fish oils provide the body with a much easier source of omega 3. (we like cod liver oils for that purpose). But... I'd be interested in your results.
I already use cod liver oil on a regular basis. And I really don't know a lot about seed cycling. It was just brought to my attention last week. I'm waiting to get in to see my dr and then the right timing in my cycle to get the blood work done for my hormone tests. I had an appointment scheduled last week (which would have been perfect timing blood work) but they moved it until the end of this week. Although I was just thinking Pearl... if my cycle is quite long (37-47 days) then would that mean I should be testing later in my cycle then 18-21 days or what ever the timing was you had in the book? I started ovulating yesterday and I'm on day 27. Do you think that makes a difference? Just a thought.
2yorkiemama: tinac and steffanie3 - thanks very much! I really appreciate your time! I in day 4 of FP and seems to be going well. I am so used to eating fat, this couple of days is harder. I'm not a carb girl, really. It's hard for me to think it's ok. EEK!
Feb 26, 2014 16:14:14 GMT -5
donawyo: Hello. May we have mayonnaise on S days of a Fuel Cycle?
Mar 3, 2014 15:58:09 GMT -5
steffanie3: Off the top of my head donawyo, I wouldn't, unless it is a homemade. I came away from that chapter really focusing on superfoods that week, so homemade with some great deep S fats would work
Mar 4, 2014 7:55:59 GMT -5
judy46: Is roasted beets s or e. Still trying to figure it all out
Mar 4, 2014 10:35:42 GMT -5
amandaof8: Just tried the fooled you pizza for the first time. It was amazing! I could eat that every week.????
Mar 4, 2014 19:11:20 GMT -5
ruscigno: Thank you for the answer. Really appreciate it.
Mar 4, 2014 21:39:57 GMT -5
steffanie3: Beets are E
Mar 5, 2014 1:27:15 GMT -5
steffanie3: Yum on Fooled You Pizza, some mamas do have a pizza night every week
Mar 5, 2014 1:27:48 GMT -5
legal223: Can someone give me some E recipes. I'm having a hard time with the Es
Mar 5, 2014 12:15:51 GMT -5
caddaway: I have hypothyroid will this still work for me? Anyone else with hypothyroid?
Mar 5, 2014 12:49:21 GMT -5
legal223: I'm new and I am having trouble with E meals. Any suggestions or recipes?
Mar 5, 2014 14:24:39 GMT -5
monika: If I have an s meal likebthe pizza casserole do I need a side of veggies with that or can we just have the casserole?
Mar 6, 2014 0:11:31 GMT -5
steffanie3: legal223 it might be better to post a question on the E board for more responses/longer responses
Mar 6, 2014 19:03:08 GMT -5
steffanie3: caddaway, I am fairly sure there are mamas with thyroid issues, might be good to post up top and explain if you have current diet restrictions, then we could help with ideas
Mar 6, 2014 19:04:00 GMT -5
steffanie3: monika, you don't have to have a side veggie, but you sure can if you want to
Mar 6, 2014 19:04:24 GMT -5
karajane: Can you take garcinia cambogia on the plan?
Mar 8, 2014 12:40:56 GMT -5
nanab: Anybody know anything about low T3 levels? Total, NOT Free T3
Mar 8, 2014 21:16:51 GMT -5
alicat825: caddaway, I haven't been officially diagnosed but my nutritionist says I have a good chance of having it. THM really helps with it, as long as you balance the S, E, and FP meals. You can't go overboard with any of them
Mar 10, 2014 17:22:08 GMT -5
alicat825: choose which type of meals you are going to eat for each meal. Example: I eat E in the morning, FP snacks, S for lunch, and S for dinner
Mar 10, 2014 17:23:06 GMT -5
alicat825: caddaway, if you notice that your energy levels drop dramatically, try a crossover snack here and there. You will have to find the right balance for you.
Mar 10, 2014 17:24:18 GMT -5