Recently she went to her Doctor to have a full blood-work done. She wanted to know if her diet and exercise program were keeping her healthy. She was happy to see that her overall Cholesterol was at 160, but shocked when her Dr. wanted to put her on a low dose of Lipitor because her LDL was 80. Her Dr. wanted to see it at 70 or below. Amy flat out refused to accept the prescription. From what we have researched, taking Lipitor as a preventive measure shows no effectiveness and can actually cause a ton of physical problems. I am not going to go into a long post about our medical system, but I can say that it is a shame that we only look at medicine as a way to cover up the underlying reasons for health issues. Its way easier to take a pill than to discover the cause and modify our habits.
After watching "Forks over Knives" and reading a lot about how animal proteins affect our bodies, Amy decided to eliminate almost all of it (she still eats a little fish and can't live without some milk in her coffee) for a 8 week period and then have her blood work done again to see the results. She is going back next week, and can't wait to see if it helped.
During this period I decided to do a detox and go back on the no sugar, wheat, etc..Ultrametabolism diet. Since it eliminates all dairy and many animal products I joined her doing the Vegan thing. As I posted last week the results for me were very surprising. At this point, I have no plans to stop eating Vegan.
After last weeks post, many asked what I actually DO eat. One day last week I took a picture of everything I ate all day. Below is everything I ate from the time I woke up until the time I went to bed. If anybody reading is a nutritionist and has an opinion I'd love to hear it.
|When I woke up I was hungry, so I grabbed a few almonds before taking the dogs out.|
|Breakfast - Brown rice, salsa and 1/2 an avocado. Also had a cup of green tea.|
|Mid morning snack - Corn thins with Almond butter.|
|Two almond covered date rolls for snack, as I was going to have a late lunch.|
|More snacks, corn thins with chipotle hummus|
|Late lunch - Big salad with pickled hot peppers and garlic.|
|Snack - Peanut butter Larabar. 3 ingredients: Dates, Peanuts and salt.|
|Afternoon snack - corn thins and red lentil chipotle hummus.|
|Some sunflower seeds before dinner.|
|Red wine with dinner.|
|Dinner - Brown rice tortilla with spicy homade beans (black, aduki, seasonings), avocado, salsa|
|More Almonds before bed.|
|Next mornings Breakfast - Tofu with salsa, avocado and toasted brown rice tortilla.|
And now, just for fun...