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The Comprehensive NBE Program
(29-08-2018, 02:59 PM)Freckled.red.fox Wrote: Hi surferjoe! I have been on and off this site for 10 years. I tried a few things, but never been consistent because i was always pregnant or breastfeeding. I have 5 girls (from 9yrs to 13 months). Im still breastfeeding the baby, but figured i could at least start with the nutritional part of the program. Im 33 and im 35.5-28.5-40.5 and im about 140lbs 5'6"

I was always a pear shaped (nice hips and bum) but very small breasts. I developped early and stopped early too lol... a small 34A. I used birth control very young (between 14 and 15) it was probably too strong...made me sick and i gained like 20lbs....on my hips and bum....nothing in my breasts....when i stopped the birth control, i lost some fullness, but kept my hips. I had eating disorder  because of it as a teenager (always trying to lose weight and not eating properly. Either too much or too lottle. After that, it was always hard to lose weight especially my lower body (exept when i was pregant, i was always more proportionate, never gain much weight, but lost my hips and thighs....never got more than 34b when pregnant or breastfeeding (maybe a C when my milk first came)
I know that once i stop breastfeeding ill be less than A and saggy :Sad

i plan to test my hormones in a few months, i figure theres no point while breasfeeding. 
Ive been doing the nut mix for about a month now, i started the rice bran this week. I started vit D too. Im vegetarian, I do eat eggs, but no fish, i will see what i can do for the epa/dha. I started to sprout mung beans and alfalfa seeds. I drink spinach smoothies every morning ( i now mix half of my nut mix in my smoothie and eat the other half in my salad for supper) i eat lots of sauerkrout (that i make myself). I eat tofu, sweet potatoes,  beans, rice, im cutting down on my sugar intake....trying too. 

Is there anything else i can do for the next few months before starting my plan ( i plan to breastfeed maybe another month or 2)?


There are vegan EPA/DHA supplements.  Shoot for about 1,000-1,500 mg total.  Plus 1/2 tbsp-1 tbsp chia seeds for ALAs.  Watch out for vegan supplements with ALA omega 3s to cut costs.  They are important too but they aren't the same as EPA/DHA.  Omega 3 eggs have a small amount of ALA/EPA/DHA.  It's not enough, but since you should eat eggs anyway you can take a little less EPA/DHA pills.  Shellfish have no brain at all in case that helps.  ALA/EPA/DHA is extremely good in pregnancy and breastfeeding for the baby too.  If possible you can do extra in the short term to catch up.

A tiny bit of kelp or iodized salt is important too of course.

Spinach is one of the healthiest foods in the world.  A 1/4 lb. spinach can replace 1/4 cup of the nuts.  8 parts brown rice (dry measure) can replace 1 part rice bran.  The other foods seem healthy too.

After you test your hormones there's PC for more progesterone (and limit PM), PM for more estrogen (and limit PC), and other than that my first sig link should have you covered.  If your testosterone is really high you can combine SPE and mint instead of using only one.  Or their listed substitutes.
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(01-09-2018, 05:40 PM)surferjoe2007 Wrote:
(29-08-2018, 02:59 PM)Freckled.red.fox Wrote: Hi surferjoe! I have been on and off this site for 10 years. I tried a few things, but never been consistent because i was always pregnant or breastfeeding. I have 5 girls (from 9yrs to 13 months). Im still breastfeeding the baby, but figured i could at least start with the nutritional part of the program. Im 33 and im 35.5-28.5-40.5 and im about 140lbs 5'6"

I was always a pear shaped (nice hips and bum) but very small breasts. I developped early and stopped early too lol... a small 34A. I used birth control very young (between 14 and 15) it was probably too strong...made me sick and i gained like 20lbs....on my hips and bum....nothing in my breasts....when i stopped the birth control, i lost some fullness, but kept my hips. I had eating disorder  because of it as a teenager (always trying to lose weight and not eating properly. Either too much or too lottle. After that, it was always hard to lose weight especially my lower body (exept when i was pregant, i was always more proportionate, never gain much weight, but lost my hips and thighs....never got more than 34b when pregnant or breastfeeding (maybe a C when my milk first came)
I know that once i stop breastfeeding ill be less than A and saggy :Sad

i plan to test my hormones in a few months, i figure theres no point while breasfeeding. 
Ive been doing the nut mix for about a month now, i started the rice bran this week. I started vit D too. Im vegetarian, I do eat eggs, but no fish, i will see what i can do for the epa/dha. I started to sprout mung beans and alfalfa seeds. I drink spinach smoothies every morning ( i now mix half of my nut mix in my smoothie and eat the other half in my salad for supper) i eat lots of sauerkrout (that i make myself). I eat tofu, sweet potatoes,  beans, rice, im cutting down on my sugar intake....trying too. 

Is there anything else i can do for the next few months before starting my plan ( i plan to breastfeed maybe another month or 2)?


There are vegan EPA/DHA supplements.  Shoot for about 1,000-1,500 mg total.  Plus 1/2 tbsp-1 tbsp chia seeds for ALAs.  Watch out for vegan supplements with ALA omega 3s to cut costs.  They are important too but they aren't the same as EPA/DHA.  Omega 3 eggs have a small amount of ALA/EPA/DHA.  It's not enough, but since you should eat eggs anyway you can take a little less EPA/DHA pills.  Shellfish have no brain at all in case that helps.  Extremely good in pregnancy and breastfeeding for the baby too.  If possible you can do extra in the short term to catch up.

A tiny bit of kelp or iodized salt is important too of course.

Spinach is one of the healthiest foods in the world.  A 1/4 lb. spinach can replace 1/4 cup of the nuts.  8 parts brown rice (dry measure) can replace 1 part rice bran.  The other foods seem healthy too.

After you test your hormones there's PC for more progesterone (and limit PM), PM for more estrogen (and limit PC), and other than that my first sig link should have you covered.  If your testosterone is really high you can combine SPE and mint instead of using only one.  Or their listed substitutes.


I really appreciate your help. Ill do that for a few months and come back.
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I can no longer have access to rice bran, even online. Whats the next best? Oat bran, wheat bran, wheat germ, or something completely different? I do eat brown rice, but not everyday.
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(13-09-2018, 10:47 PM)Freckled.red.fox Wrote: I can no longer have access to rice bran, even online. Whats the next best? Oat bran, wheat bran, wheat germ, or something completely different? I do eat brown rice, but not everyday.


2,000+ mg turmeric.  Whole turmeric, not those 95% curcumin extracts.  That's the main thing, for the antioxidants.  Beyond that you can increase the nuts a tiny bit for the other nutrients.  Maybe another 1/8 cup total.

Amazon has rice bran, btw, as do many of the larger health food stores.

It takes 8 parts (dry measure) brown rice to replace 1 part rice bran.
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(14-09-2018, 02:26 AM)surferjoe2007 Wrote:
(13-09-2018, 10:47 PM)Freckled.red.fox Wrote: I can no longer have access to rice bran, even online. Whats the next best? Oat bran, wheat bran, wheat germ, or something completely different? I do eat brown rice, but not everyday.


2,000+ mg turmeric.  Whole turmeric, not those 95% curcumin extracts.  That's the main thing, for the antioxidants.  Beyond that you can increase the nuts a tiny bit for the other nutrients.  Maybe another 1/8 cup total.

Amazon has rice bran, btw, as do many of the larger health food stores.

It takes 8 parts (dry measure) brown rice to replace 1 part rice bran.


Thanks! I never looked on amazon.com. i usually shop on amazon.ca because im in canada and not close to a big city, i already looked at my natural store. Anyway, ill look it up! Thanks again!
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