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Offline Shawn

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My four-month checkup
« on: April 30, 2007, 05:31:10 PM »
I just have to share this with you guys.

in December, I weighed 186 lbs.  I was at 36-38% bodyfat.  My total cholesterol was 312.  When my doctor called and told me how high my cholesterol was, she also told me she called in a med to my pharmacy to bring it down.  I thanked her and hung up.  That was the moment I vowed to change my eating and exercise habits. 

A couple weeks later I discovered this WOE.  I'm not overly fanatical - I do have my beer, my ketchup, the occasional chocolate bar.  But in general, I've stuck to it.  No rice, bread, pasta, soda, beans, etc.

Well, here I am four months later.  We had a health fair today at the grocery store I work at.  I had my blood pressure, blood sugar and total cholesterol checked.  Here are the results:

     Blood pressure:  128/78
     Blood Sugar:      85
     Cholesterol:       217

I have dropped 95 points off my cholesterol and lost 44 pounds since December.  I'm at around 24% bodyfat.  This WOE is absolutely amazing.  I have the numbers to prove it.

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Re: My four-month checkup
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 06:42:23 PM »
Thats awesome man. Your body's your temple way to get it movin toward excellence

I am anti junk science so don't jump to conclusions and praise Paleo as the be all end all here.

YOU 1) found a problem 2) decided to fix it 3) found a good plan (caveman diet/fitness ideas) 4) executed it

The methods on this site are clearly working well for you and i urge you to stick to it until you get where you wanna be but give yourself some credit too!

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Re: My four-month checkup
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2007, 12:43:04 PM »
Shawn- since I'm a newbie around here, I'm just now reading some of the older posts, and I'm always encouraged.. stoked, actually, when I read about someone's positive results after switching to the paleo way of eating.  Congrats on your success with this WoE, and I hope that you stick with it.  "May the paleo way of eating be with you... always."    :)

And your account verifies what I already know to be true about this diet; that it is one of the cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle, along with getting plenty of exercise, sleep, sex (OK, just kidding about that one.  Actually, only half-kidding!).  I don't have any hard numbers to show you, but I think that similar improvements in my bodyfat, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc. are probably happening even as I speak. 

Eric- yes, the paleo way of eating is not a cure-all, but from all accounts, it definitely helps our paleolithic bodies get back to functioning in tune with our genetic blueprint.  And since our brains are part of our bodies, it's only logical that we feel much better and get a sense of well-being when our bodies are fed optimally.