Recommended Supplements while Eating One Meal a Day – Omad Diet
It’s important to supplement while eating one meal a day to ensure you are maintaining a balanced and healthy diet.
But it’s also important that supplements not be considered a replacement for your meal.
If your omad diet contains a high-fat content and processed food, supplements will help you achieve better overall health.
Supplements cannot make up all the difference in poor food choices in the long term. Consider supplements an optimal choice with the omad diet that will give you a better well being overall.
Being on a highly nutritious diet can still be a challenge to get everything that you will need. There are too many nutritional vitamin and minerals that our body needs, which makes it difficult to get on a daily basis without some form of supplementation.
To truly get everything we need, we would have to mix together too many sources that make this very impractical.
The other issue is calories. The number of calories one would have to consume to achieve this would also be very impractical.
This is why it’s very important that look at supplements to give our body what it truly needs to stay at its best.
The following supplements are what I take daily and recommend to use when eating one meal a day.
1. Fish Oil
What is Fish Oil?
Fish Oil is from the tissue of oily fish. The better sources of fish oil come from cold-water and fish that are fattier.
It is a concentrated source consisting of omega-3 fats. These are also called fatty acids. To make sure we are getting these essential fats, we must get them from omega 3 foods or in the form of supplements.
Some great sources of fish to eat include wild-caught salmon, white fish, anchovies, sardines, and herring.
Why I supplement Fish Oil
Why I use Dr. Tobias Fish Oil Daily
- Its ultra pure and it’s third-party tested. It’s also purified free of heavy metals and other harmful toxins.
- You also get the recommendation of 600 mg DHA per day in a single serving instead of multiple pills.
- Its also third-party tested to ensure purity, safety, nutritional value, and label accuracy.
- PREMIUM QUALITY & TRIPLE STRENGTH: 2,000 mg of fish oil delivering 1,400 mg of Omega-3's (800 mg EPA, 600 mg DHA) per serving.
- DESIGNED FOR BETTER ABSORPTION & NO FISHY AFTERTASTE: Enteric coating for better absorption of the essential fatty acids resulting in no fishy aftertaste or burps.
- 100% NON-GMO WILD-CAUGHT FISH: Sourced from fresh wild-caught fish in an FDA registered & inspected GMP-certified facility.
- ULTIMATE PURIFICATION: Purified using molecular distillation to remove heavy metals, PCB's & other toxins.
- LONG SHELF LIFE: 3rd party tested for product purity, effectiveness, ingredient safety, nutritional value and label accuracy. The highest standard guaranteed.
Why take a multivitamin?
If we are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, we are not getting the essential nutrients our body needs. By getting these nutrients, we can lower the risk for cancer, stroke, and heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control, recommends adults consume 2-3 cups of vegetables on a daily basis as well as 1.5-2 cups of fruit.
The Center for Disease Control also found that 76% weren’t eating enough fruit. This also includes 87% of adults not eating enough vegetables.
Benefits of Vitamins
Vitamin A – lower levels can be linked to decreased immune response and increased infection risks. This is important because your immune system is your body’s first line of defense.
Vitamin B6 – Deficiencies have shown someone to have a weaker immunity. Supplementing this can help restore immune function.
Vitamin C -Can boost immune system response. This can help prepare your body to fight off any disease or infection if it needs to.
Vitamin D – This can be controversial. This can actually be produced via sunlight, making it a hormone. It could have the ability to fight off infections, but this is still in research.
Vitamin E – increase may raise post-vaccination response to hepatitis B and tetanus.
How to get your Nutrients
By taking a daily multivitamin. Think of a multivitamin as an insurance policy when you eat your one meal a day. It is a daily guarantee that your body will get the vitamins and minerals that it needs.
It can also help make up for shortfalls if you’re not getting enough in your omad meal.
Why I take Kirkland Daily Multivitamin
- It provides all the essential vitamins and minerals that you need
- It contains more folic acid, selenium, and calcium
- It’s an easy 1 pill per day to get all your nutrients.
- Provides the essential nutrients necessary for a balanced diet and to give you that Energized Feeling
- Now with more folic acid selenium and calcium
- Formulated with a higher absorption
- New advanced formula
- USP verified dietary supplement
3. Apple Cider Vinegar – (Optional) – Highly Recommended
Why drink it daily?
Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar daily has shown to provide numerous health benefits.
Some of the following health benefits are:
- Helps the body to maintain a healthy ph level
- Can help lower blood pressure
- Aids in Digestion
- Contains antioxidant properties that can help pre-mature aging
- Has been shown to help weight loss
- Can help prevent Osteoporosis
Helps with Blood Sugar
For those that are diabetic, studies have shown apple cider vinegar to aid in improving insulin sensitivity.
Why I drink it
For me personally, it helps aid in acid reflux and heartburn. I have found it to be an excellent way to help my digestion and also gives me many other bonus benefits as well. ACV helps by stimulating the digestive juices that aid in the body breaking down food.
Why I drink Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
It is one of the best options on the market today. It is bottled unpasteurized allowing live cultures to help you. It is also important to note that only organic apples are used to produce the vinegar. The company manufacturing this only gets apples from farms in the country.
Overall, Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is the leading name in the market partly because they have been in the industry for a long time. That makes them a trustworthy brand.
- Certified Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized and 5% acidity, and contains the amazing Mother of Vinegar.
- Apple Cider Vinegar is organically grown, processed and bottled in accordance with the California Organic Foods Act of 1990 and is also Kosher Certified.
- Its a wholesome way to add delicious, light flavor to most foods. GLUTEN FREE. NON-GMO CERTIFIED.
4. Bone Broth (Optional) – Highly Recommended
What is Bone Broth?
Bone Broth has been around for literally thousands of years. Ancient Times show people using bones, meat, herbs, and vegetables to create stocks and broth.
Traditionally it is made by slow-simmering bones of beef, fish, or chicken for at least 12 hours. After this, vegetables and seasoning are added for flavoring.
What are the benefits?
- Bone Broth has been shown to have the following benefits:
- Packed full of Amino Acids
- Boost in Immune System
- Increases bone strength
- Aids with Healthy Skin
Why I drink it
Besides Coffee and Tea, it is another great liquid that you can drink outside of your eating window while on omad. It has personally helped me psychologically by having something besides coffee and tea outside my eating window. At the same time, I am able to get the added benefits it provides as well.
Why I Drink Kettle and Fire Bone Broth
It is one of the healthiest on the market and is packed with amino acids and proteins. They only use certified organic ingredients from pasture-raised cattle. Each batch is slowly simmered for 20+ hours. They also use biodegradable packaging to prevent the release of unwanted chemicals.
- Best Ingredients: Bones from 100% grass-fed cattle, all organic vegetables
- Non-GMO, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Dairy-free with 7 grams of protein per serving
- Slow-simmered for 20+ hours so that the bone broth is packed with collagen and other key proteins and amino acids
- Shelf stable life of 2 years, great for soup on the go or as a ready meal to go
- Tastes delicious, and gels just like homemade bone broth
A Vegan Alternative to Bone Broth
Often times I am asked about what options there are for a vegan alternative to bone broth. I have heard many great things about Millie’s Vegetable Sipping Broth from many in the community. I really love the fact that it contains 75% less sodium than bouillon and less than 20 calories per serving. All the ingredients are natural, organic and gluten-free.
- Made in the USA,gluten free, organic and natural ingredients
- Nutritionally balanced (75% less sodium than bouillon, less than 20 calories per serving)
- Convenient (single serving steepable broth bag great for a one-time snack)
- Satisfying (hint of decaf strength green tea, helps deal with those "hangry" moments)
- 27 steepable broth bags , comes in a re-sealable air-tight package, great for work or travel
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
While on the omad diet, make a healthy choice and do not smoke cigarettes and use alcohol in moderation.
While it’s not necessary on the omad diet, putting whole grains, lean protein sources and fresh produce on your plate will only help your health. Getting a good nights sleep and maintaining your blood pressure will also play roles in your well being.
What supplements have you found beneficial while doing the Omad Diet?
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