Diet and Health

The Big List of Small Habits – diet & health edition

When I decided to change my diet last year, I knew I needed to do so in a way that I could live with for the rest of my life. Massive, sweeping changes weren't going to be sustainable for me. In the past, I joined Weight Watchers and tried their method, but I could never… Continue reading The Big List of Small Habits – diet & health edition

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One Year Diet Check-In: Who I am now

I had my annual check up and labs done again last week. Weight: 219 lbs (down 58 lbs from last year) Blood Pressure: 120/70  (down from 135/90 last year) Cholesterol – 235 (down from 273 last year) LDL: 161 (down from 205 – significant improvement, but still borderline high) HDL: 41 (up from 39 –… Continue reading One Year Diet Check-In: Who I am now

Diet and Health

HP’s Lose the Buddha Belly: Diet Approach after 3 months.

After I announced my first 20 lbs lost in 11 weeks, I had several people ask me what I was doing to see that result.  The next five sections are what I sent in reply. But I also emphasize GREATLY the importance of judging the calorie and macronutrient intakes on a 7-10 day average instead… Continue reading HP’s Lose the Buddha Belly: Diet Approach after 3 months.

Diet and Health

Weekend 1 of Lose the Buddha Belly: Getting a handle on the new diet

The following were my notes after my first three days of research and beginning to make changes to my eating.  I had always said that I probably wasn't the type of person to tackle my weight issues until a health issue came up, and boy-howdy did it! I am *THIS CLOSE* to being diabetic and… Continue reading Weekend 1 of Lose the Buddha Belly: Getting a handle on the new diet