Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Back on the bandwagon

About 4 months ago my doctor revealed some disturbing news.
All my blood tests (A1C, Insulin, Blood pressure, Cholesterol, Triglycerides etc..) are out of control.

Considering my father had a heart attack when he was 32.. this pretty much scared the CRAPOLA out of me! She said that at the rate I was going I was set to have a heart attack within the next five years or so.

So... she instructed me to
- Cut out all refined carbs.
- No Dairy
- Lots of veggies
- Lots of lean meat
- No Alcohol
- Only whole grains like Quinoa, brown rice, etc.
- Increase my protein especially with the help of protein shakes like Jarrow Brand (none of that artificial sweeteners, dyes, etc in it)

She put me on
Blood Sugar support
D-Pinitol (the most amazing stuff EVER if you have PCOS and worth the price tag.. trust me)
Vitamin D
And .. fish oil.

In the first month and 1/2 I went from 208 to 181.6 and then I lost my job so I got stuck because I fell off the wagon. I went in and had follow up blood work done and things are much better. So better, in fact, that the doc asked me to write a testimonial for her about both their services as well as taking D-Pinitol. I am finally back on the correct eating bandwagon again...
And I am down to 175 or so since Saturday. (YAY!)

I am a firm believer in getting off all that crap the regular docs put you on like prescription meds, birth control pills, and all that other crap. Find a doctor that listens and gets to the root of the problem. It is worth its weight in gold. :)

So.. now you know I am a total wack job that doesn't believe in conventional medicine unless my arm is falling off or someone took a hack saw to my stomach or something... LOL!
(There is a time and place for everything, but prescriptions are way WAY over used in this day in age)

Ok all.. now ya know!


chelbear said...

Jen, You so need to come and let me Zone you. You would love it!

Naturally Jules said...

I am so HAPPY for you! That is completely awesome! I truly believe that foods should be our primary medicine - amen!

Chase said...

Holy crow, that's awesome! But even though it's made me gain weight, I couldn't get off my birth control shot...I don't want no babies!!!!! LOL!

Congrats on your amazing weight loss! I'm going to cut my gluten intake starting this week and see how it works for me! :)