Hi again all. Well, my wife and I made a major lifestyle change. We went on a diet called "The Plan". It has made a huge impact on my life and family.
My wife and I started this journey January 30th 2015. I was at a point in my life that my health was not good. Short of breath, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, joint pain and just overall fatigue. My wife is an insulin dependent type 2 diabetic, while I am Type2 on Metformin. My wife and I had tried several different diets that were supposed to be diabetic friendly. Haha!!
I would like to say at this point, is that this diet worked for us. Yes, there is a cleansing phase and an adjustment of how you shop and think about food, but we both feel that it has been well worth the results.
However, the weight loss has not only benefited our looks, but has really made changes in our health. My numbers are running 101 to 134, I have an A1c of 5.9, My blood pressure has dropped so that my cardiologist reduced my blood pressure medication by half. I am sleeping much better and a lot of my joint pain has just gone away. My wife has seen similar results. First, her numbers have become much lower and more controllable. She also has seen a reduction in pain and sleeps much better also.
All in all, after "45 days", we are very pleased with this diet and oh by the way, I have lost 26 lbs. and dropped 2 pants sizes. My weight lose has been small but steady, 2/10ths to 8/10ths of a pound per day with some 1.2 and 1.4 lb loses mixed in. My wife's loses have been smaller but also steady.
This diet will take some extra work, I did not like the cleanse, but it is short, 3 days, but I made my way through it and am better for doing so. It is a life style change, but I was tired of the old one anyway.
Just thought I would share, people ask here all the time about foods and diets, for us, this one works. We plan to maintain this style of eating from now on. It is worthwhile to spend the small amount of money to buy the book and read it first. But I will tell you this book was worth the cost.
The Plan: Eliminate the Surprising "Healthy" Foods That Are Making You Fat—and Lose Weight Fast by Lyn-Genet Recitas
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