If your dopamine nature has been diminishing or if you are trying to achieve dopamine nature, try this 3-day Dopamine Boosts diet, based on the Rainbow Diet concept (see chapter 8 for more details on the Rainbow Diet).
DOPAMINE SYSTEM (Brain Energy) – Phenylalanine/Tyrosine
Focus on high protein, low fat foods. Drink coffee and tea (moderate amounts).
BREAKFAST: Recommended between 7 and 10 am.
2 soft boiled/ poached eggs with spinach and raw garlic, add some seasonings for flavor. Finish with cup of green tea with lemon and equal.
LUNCH: Recommended between 12 and 3 pm.
4-6 oz of sardines or other fish with multicolored vegetable salad. Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil with balsamic vinegar and some seasonings. Finish with iced tea with lemon and equal.
DINNER: Recommended between 6 and 8 pm.
Lamb stew (seasoned with herbs) with brown rice, grilled asparagus, carrots and onions. Berries mixed in plain yogurt for dessert. Finish with cranberry tea.
BREAKFAST: Omelet with roasted turkey and fresh radishes. Finish with coffee with cinnamon.
LUNCH: Tuna sandwich on whole wheat bread with lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Finish with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.
DINNER: Start with beets and apples salad with 2 oz of goat cheese and balsamic vinegar. Grilled chicken breast, steamed snow peas with red beans and corn. Finish with ginger tea.
BREAKFAST: Sardines with mixed lettuce. Plain yogurt with mixed berries, almonds and walnuts. Finish with earl grey tea.
LUNCH: Oven baked salmon on a garden salad with olive oil and vinegar with few whole wheat or rice crackers. Finish with green tea.
DINNER: 4-6 oz of lean steak or veal with steamed green beans, toasted almonds and cranberries. Finish with a glass of red wine.
HEALTY SNACKS: 2 oz of cottage cheese with grapes. Plain yogurt with nuts and berries. Soft boiled eggs with some baby carrots. Green apple with 2 tablespoons of almonds. Rice or whole wheat crackers with guacamole dip.
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.