Hi everybody, my names Jared. I started eating according to the mcdougall philosophy on jan 3rd. I've been pouring over all the medical info on his website and have learned a lot about health! I am still very new to thee ideas and food choices, so there's been some major changes lately and I'm starting to feel the benifits.
Mainly I want to take better care of my body, lower my blood pressure, and have more energy. I've been tired lately and havent worked out for a while.
So i'd like to find a nutritional approach that give me the energy i need.
Last year I went vegan and really trimmed up but went back to meat mainly because I thought I was missing a lot. Truth be told I like cheese and meat
but they're really rough on my stomach especially dairy. So I know that my body dosent like them. It's mostly advertising and social influences that had me trapped into thinking I need them.
I love how I can really go to town on the starches cause I love eating, and really like potatoes.
Feeling satisfied is really important to me, and potatoes and rice do a great job.
I really thought giving up oils and fatty food would be impossible, but it's been fairly easy.
Anyways, my current weight is 179, and my waist is around 36 inches, so my goal is to be a 31 inch waist and down into the 160's. I'd like to get there by summer, so that means I need to drop at least 10 lbs in 4 months. Definitely do able, but I have t been in the 160's since high school, so for me it's a big goal.
Also my blood pressure last time I checked was starting to creep up so I recently bought a bp monitor and hope to get it down too. So I'll keep updates comming, hopefully they'll be good ones!