Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Lowering My Cholesterol As A Vegan

Part-Time Vegan

I have been living a vegan lifestyle for 5 days now and it hasn't been too bad. My vegan way of life will be part-time. Two to three days out of the week, I will have egg whites or fish for dinner and once a  month, I will have a treat meal. My husband talked me out of going extreme to lower my cholesterol and I agreed. I broke down on Sunday and broiled some salmon which I had with my kale salad.

The hardest part is figuring out what I'm going to eat on a daily basis and how to incorporate vegan meals with what my husband is eating. Sometimes he forgets that I'm on a restrictive diet and last night, he asked if I wanted some ice cream. A lot of my meals have had a heavy carbohydrate focus.  I need to make sure not to go overboard on the carbs even though they are complex carbs. Getting protein in my daily diet will be a challenge and I need to go more research on this. 

To make sure I get good results in three months, when I redo my cholesterol test, I have decided to take in at least 25 grams of fiber a day. Studies have shown that a high fiber diet can reduce cholesterol levels by 15-20 percent. I start my morning with a FiberOne bar and a piece of fruit or V8 juice. My client suggested that I eat oatmeal but I have to leave the house very early in the morning. Breakfast is usually in my car. Today on Facebook, I came across a new bar that is more natural. I went online to ordered it. It has 12 grams of fiber compared to the 9 grams in FiberOne. When I receive the bars, I will let you know how they taste and if I will be switching brands.

Tonight, a southwestern salad with black beans and corn is on the menu and my husband, he will be have rib tips with his salad. My willpower is STRONG!

Friday, July 15, 2016

I'm Not Going On Cholesterol Lowering Medications

My doctor told me that my cholesterol is very high and he wants to put me cholesterol medication. I told him no and my going vegan 6 days out of the week. You can check out my video if you don't want to read the post.  

One of the reasons why my cholesterol is so elevated is because I didn't go to see my endocrinologist for a year and a half, foolish I know. During that time of not seeing the doctor caused my blood lipids to get way out of control. I found a new thyroid doctor and she increased my medications and hopefully that will lower my cholesterol and clear up the darkening of my skin on my ankles and hands.

I have clients on cholesterol meds and they are always complaining about the side effects. I don't want that feeling in my life at this point. I rather try giving up eggs, butter, cheese, meat red and white than take pills. I want to make sure I keep my daily cholesterol intake way below the 300 mg a day limit. 

Once a week, I will treat myself to fish or poultry or red meat. Thank goodness, I have been doing meatless Mondays for a while now, so I'm kind of used to not eating meat. Now I need to concentrate on reading labels and sticking to real food. I will be taking my next lipids test in October, so I will let you guys know on how I did. Keep your fingers crossed because I don't want to be put on medication.

Do you suffer from high cholesterol or does a family member have it?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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