Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Cholesterol Down 61 Points in 5 Weeks

I hadn't been watching what I was eating before I went in for a check up in March. My cholesterol was at an alarming 245!

Ugh - the doctor had me convinced I was knocking on heaven's door. I'm 0x27 years old.

So, I watched what I ate very carefully (no saturated or polyunsaturated fats and no foods with cholesterol).

I just had my cholesterol measured again - it's now 184!

For breakfast, I would have a double shot of wheat grass and a bowl of acai (Brazilian berry) mixed with a banana and granola (very yummy). Lunch was usually pasta or a salad with low fat dressing. And dinner was either a salad, bean soup, vegan burger, or chicken.

Snacks were either fruit or almonds (the latter are high in fat, but the good kind).

Also, about every other day I'd have a tablespoonful of flax seed oil. Defiantly not yummy, but tolerable.

Oh, did I mention that I also lost about 10 pounds - and that wasn't water weight 'cause I've been drinking water like a fish (do fish really drink water?).

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