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I eat whole plant based foods but snack on so much processed junk that I sabotage my efforts. Last year I removed almost all processed foods for a month and my HS-CRP (marker for inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk), dropped from 2.69 to 2.0, but one thing led to another and I'm eating junk again. On a mission to be my healthiest and remain prescription drug free.


Nutritional Goal:
Minimize and eventually remove processed snacks.

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Health Goals:

HS-CRP - marker for inflammation and cardiovascular disease
2.0 (goal under 2, optimal under 1)
1 = low risk... 2-3 = med risk... Over 3 = high risk

A1C- 5.3 (goal under 5, optimal under 4)
Glucose 101 = prediabetic (goal under 99)
update 10/2019: A1C - under 5, glucose - under 99

Total cholesterol 167 (goal under 160, optimal under 150)
Triglycerides 87
HDL 58
LDL 92 (goal under 60)

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Program:
Whole foods plant based, no oil, no calorie counting
Exercise - at least 10 minutes a day
Yoga - working up to every day


Member Since: 6/21/2019

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Personal Information:
Consumed meat. Switched to a vegetarian then a vegan diet for health reasons. Went on to eliminate foods with saturated and trans fats meaning, no more commercially baked pastries, donuts, pies, cakes, etc. Eventually transitioned to a Whole Foods Plant Based No Oil (WFPBNO), way of eating after reading The China Study, watching Forks Over Knives, and numerous documentaries on the subject. Quit a two pack a day smoking habit (after surviving a heart attack), completed a half marathon, and stopped drinking coffee, soda, alcohol and store bought "juices". Bruised ribs mid year 2019, 100% healed. I've come far but my journey's just beginning.
La vida es buena... Life is good!


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Going from the standard american diet to plant based, I learned to cook differently, experimented with new recipes, spices and foods I've never eaten, retrained my palate, and changed my thinking about our food & health care system. If anything, I want to leave you with this. Empower yourself with knowledge. WHAT YOU EAT MATTERS! Food can be medicinal and healing or poisonous and toxic. Don't hop on any 'diet' before researching the Long Term health effects. After all it's your body, your health and your life. Finally.. consistency, consistency, consistency! xx




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