Dicesr's Journal, 10 January 2013

It's been awhile, and I'm pretty much back up to my start weight. Actually, I'm down 5 pounds since a December vacation in Hawaii where I had not a care for what I was eating. I just got my blood lipid panel back from the family doctor, and it is sitting at 247, which is. . . high. The last time I checked this was when I was marathon running, and 25 lbs lighter than I am today. I've got to get it back to below 100, for the sake of my health. Everything else luckily is within reference ranges, even optimal.

Surprisingly, my physician, who I just went to for the first time (I really don't go to doctors, but the wife dragged me in) prescribed a "low carb diet" and "fish oil supplements". The thing is, I take fish oil almost everyday, and that makes me wonder how high my triglycerides COULD be if it weren't for the omega 3s.

At any rate, I've spent the last day or so researching on what I can do to reduce my triglycerides. Atkins is out, because that is not a permanent solution. Refined sugars are out. Lots of fiber and whole grains. So is fruit juice for the most part. I'm adding the following to as part of a daily regimen.

Hot Cocoa (unsweetened powder) + Cinnamon
Pomegranate Juice (lowers triglycerides and reverses atherosclerosis
Green Tea
Monounsaturated fat foods (meaning avocado, olive oil, and Macadamia nuts)
Fish oil (in triglyceride form, which means Carlson's for me)
Metamucil
Oatmeal
Dark Leafy Greens
Unsweetened Almond Milk (although my blood calcium is at the top of the reference range, this probably needs to be watched).

I'm going to get serious about exercise too. Hell, I used to run a marathon and pay for a personal trainer once upon a time. I know I can do this. My 20 year high school reunion is this year too, so I may as well make that a target goal too.
173.8 lb Lost so far: 0.2 lb.    Still to go: 28.8 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entry for 10 January 2013:
1417 kcal Fat: 81.27g | Prot: 86.63g | Carb: 100.79g.   Breakfast: eggs, curry powder, sugar free metamucil, green tea, baby spinach, pomegranate juice pom wonderful, sriracha sauce, chunk light tuna water, coffee, olive oil. Lunch: chunk light tuna water, cinnamon, mrs dash, spinach, sriracha. Dinner: blue diamond almond unsweetened, avocado, cinnamon, hormel natural turkey, cocoa powder. Snacks/Other: Cocoa Powder, open nature garlic hummus, carlson cod liver oil, green tea, cinnamon, Avocados. more...
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