(ORIGINALLY WRITTEN 10/17/2016)
At 55 years old, I have just graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I am now a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. I am also, however, my mother's daughter who would say 'do as I say, not as I do'. I have received this amazing gift of knowledge and got to share that with my case studies but without using myself as a guinea pig consistently I gained my Freshman 15.
I recently had my blood work done and asked the doctor to print me off a copy so I could work on the areas where my numbers were not in the normal range. My fasting glucose levels were slightly elevated whereas they were in the normal range last year and my total cholesterol and triglycerides are elevated. They have always been on the high side and it was one of the reasons I gave up animal protein three years ago which dropped them down considerably. I am in a battle with myself to keep myself off cholesterol lowering medication as once you are on it, it's virtually impossible to get off of it.
Okay, now that you know my dirty secrets, I am pledging to you that I will drop my Freshman 15 and get my glucose and cholesterol numbers in line. I will use this blog to explain to you how I am doing and what steps I am taking to get these numbers back in line. I will supply you with recipes and ideas if you want to follow along with me to get your own numbers into balance. Wish me luck! My next blood test will be in early February 2017.