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, coffee, curry powder, sugar free metamucil, pomegranate juice pom wonderful, baby spinach, olive oil, green tea, sriracha sauce, chunk light tuna water. Lunch: chunk light tuna water, spinach, sriracha, mrs dash, cinnamon. Dinner: cinnamon, avocado, cocoa powder, blue diamond almond unsweetened, hormel natural turkey. Snacks/Other: carlson cod liver oil, open nature garlic hummus, green tea, Cocoa Powder, Avocados, cinnamon. more...
on diet The GI diet  

   Support   


Other Related Links

Members

The GI diet

Other Journals for The GI diet



Dicesr's weight history


Dicesr's Recent Activity

Dicesr's Own Activity

No recent activity.

Dicesr's Buddies

ferlengheti recorded a Journal Entry.
rwaller7483 recorded a Journal Entry.

The GI diet Recent Activity

helenfrus recorded a Journal Entry and a Weigh In at 128.9 lb.
BeyondCommon updated their Food Diary.
Beckerjm updated their Food Diary.
ibcarriesmom recorded a Journal Entry and a Weigh In at 185.2 lb.
BeagleDad recorded a Weigh In at 275.0 lb.
msinai recorded a Weigh In at 179.5 lb.
Scrapbook recorded a Journal Entry and a Weigh In at 224.6 lb.
Gwaryan recorded a Weigh In at 248.4 lb.