I keep a weight chart by our scales. I weigh myself every morning and record it on the chart. I started a whole plant diet after reading "The China Study". I've been coming to Dr. McDougall's site for years. I've put a link on my site at http://www.bentmileshealth.com
. I went from 235 lbs on October 15 2008 the day I started the whole plant diet, down to 206 in a few months. However, I stayed at 206 and could not get down. I was lifting and biking and walking. I decided I'd check my body measurements. I started exercising Dec 7, 2009 with a 45 inch waist in and an 18 inch neck and biceps of 14", forearms of 12" and weighed 215 lbs. By March 2010, I weighed 207. I fluctuated between 207 and 206. By May 30, 2010 I was at 203 and fluctuating from 201,202, 203. I was frustrated until I just now looked at my records. Today, May 30, 2010, my weight is 203, my neck is 17" my waist is 37 inches. In five months, I've taken eight inches off my waist and lost 12 more pounds. My blood pressure has dropped from 140/80 to 111/55 or 122/60.
However, I'd like to lose a little faster. I walk 30 minutes to 1.5 hours a day at a speed walk. It is not uncommon for me to bike 20 or more miles on a nice day.
1. I want to lose faster
2. My triglycerides are in the 300. I need to get them down.
3. My cholesterol dropped from 247 to 209 but I'm not eating saturated fats or meat products of any kind. I want to get it down to less than 100. I eat two Brazil nuts a day for the selenium and 2-5 walnuts for the omega 3 fatty acids. The only added oils is when my wife makes cornbread, she puts oil in the bottom of the cast iron skillet so it wonâ€™t stick and will brown more evenly.
Why are my triglycerides and cholestrol so high?