June of 2017: I have started diets so many times in my life. This time, I lost over 50 pounds, and then I fell off the wagon per se. I could have just given up like so many time before, but this time I have decided it will be different. I need to stay healthy. I took my last physical fitness test 45 days ago, and I have put on 20 pounds in that same period. It is hard to believe that it came back so quickly. I hope that writing my progress reports again nd exercise will help me do what I need to get back on my path toward better health.
Last weekend, I read a book called the Obesity Code
One of the things I did to lose weight over the past 12 months was to avoid non-whole grain and white foods. It was very successful for me, but the weight came back as I went back to many of the foods that got me in trouble the first time. My problem is that I have a sweet tooth and love carbohydrates. I absolutely adore potatoes, bread, pasta, and rice, but it does not love me.
So, I will start new tomorrow. I have my medical physical on Friday of this week, and the writing is on the wall that I need to change my life. I had several high blood pressure over the past two weeks. The good news is my lab work came back, and I have a 2.5 percent risk for heart disease in the next ten years. That is not great, but it is also not bad. I have a total cholesterol of 220 with an HDL of 65. If I can bring down my LDL, I will be doing much better.
|Blood Pressure:||123/74 – 171/91 over six measurements|
|LDL / HDL:||160/65|
So, how do I plan to change? I had decided to start by kicking the sugar and artificial sweetener habit. I love Diet Coke, but it is time to kick it to the curb. I also have to say no to white foods again, and I need to make it near permanent. Then comes the last thing, I am going to start with a 2-week period of fasting during the day time hours. I will start at midnight and end at dinner time. I will post again in 2 weeks about my progress, and we will go from there.
I know this sounds crazy, but the newer research makes it clear that fasting is healthy and it appears to lower insulin and leptin resistance. Over the next two weeks, I will post more on the research, soon. Wish me luck!