Friday, January 21, 2011
The lab results all came back. I have a thyroid problem- which after the lab results from yesterday was not a surprise.
1. Struggling with a continuing upward line of my weight chart since before I even had the double knee replacement.
2. Struggling with low energy and depression for nearly a year.
3. My normally barely borderline cholesterol shoots up nearly 2-fold.
Vino- my friend and a doctor, has decided that I am going to be his experiment for a couple of weeks. He wants my cholesterol to start coming down and knows that finding cholesterol lowering drugs here in Tanzania is not easy. So he has put me on an ultra low fat diet for the next week. He is hesitant on starting me on a drug regime until he can confirm that diet will not help enough.
It is really a shock to suddenly be on an ultra low fat diet. I sure can use some tips on good tasting salad dressings that do not contain any mayo and the only allowed oil is Olive oil?