The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Every spring my employer conducts health screenings. We get paid $100 to have our cholesterol, glucose, BP, etc, measured. It's a no-brainer.
I began my low carb regime in September 2012, after last year's screening.
This year my numbers were excellent and a substantial improvement from last year.
Weight is down at least 20 lbs BMI is 25 (28 last yr) Waist is 37 inches BP is 91/64 Pulse 62 Nonfasting glucose is 91 (less than 2 hours after a meal) Total cholesterol is 211 (same as last yr) TC/HDL ratio is 2.8 (3.7 last yr) HDL is 75 (57 last yr)
Forgot to fast, so they did not check my LDL or triglycerides, but I have no doubt that my triglycerides were excellent too.
All of this achieved without calorie reduction, without vigorous exercise, without depriving myself of anything except toxic carbs.
Call me committed!
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin
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