Tuesday, April 08, 2014
I just typed this as a comment in response to a blog where a Sparker was discussing the fact that despite her new healthy lifestyle her cholesterol is still high. It occurred to me that, just as I was helped when a sparkfriend mentioned 'The Plan' to me in December, perhaps someone else might be helped so I decided to copy my 'comment' into a blog. 'The Plan' has been a miracle to me - could it help you?
I've never had high cholesterol (it doesn't run in my family) but I have battled high blood pressure for about 15 years. Although I was at my goal weight, when another Sparker mentioned 'The Plan' by Lyn-Genet Recitas to me I was curious and checked it out on Amazon.com and on the website lyngenet.com/
. You can download a 'sample' to your kindle or computer here:
(see 'try it free' under the 'Buy it now' box.)
I was intrigued enough to order the book and after reading it, to try the 20 day plan (I started in early January of this year). I didn't stick to it exactly but rather 'tested' the foods that make up my normal eating plan. The results? I lost 7 more pounds and my blood pressure dropped significantly. I am maintaining that loss (which put me at a lower weight than I've been at in over 35 years) and finding it (the eating plan) easy to stick with.
I say all this because cholesterol is one of a number of diseases Lyn-Genet says her clients have 'healed' by eating foods that their bodies don't react to. That is why I tried the Plan - because she also said her clients had been able to quit BP meds. I began weening myself off BP meds last month (by first cutting the pill in half then taking a half every other day) then as of the first of this month quitting them completely.
Words can't describe how thrilled I am to be off prescription meds!! I'm 66 years old and have been trying to get off BP meds for years. I lost weight, upped my exercise, cut my sodium - in other words did everything I'd heard of to control my blood pressure. While my BP got better, when I'd try to quit the meds it would go right back up.
Would 'The Plan' work for you? I don't know - but it is certainly working for me!! You might want to investigate it - what do you have to lose? I love that unlike so many eating plans, it is geared to MY BODY - I'm eating many foods traditional 'diet books' say are definite no-nos! What I'm not eating is OATMEAL - because my body reacts to it with inflammation! WHAT?? I'd been eating oatmeal almost every morning before 'The Plan'. But I CAN eat a baked potato with real butter with no weight gain - who KNEW??
Food for thought???
ETA: Thanks Java for the reminder to include a link to our SparkPeople team for 'The Plan'! The support of the group gave me LOTS of help on my journey! Here is the link: www.sparkpeople.com/mysp