I wrote my experiences at week three and I basically feel the same. My plan, at this time, is to try to be pescatarian for the most part and limit meat to once or twice a week.
How about my blood work? My cholesterol went down, but not as much as I hoped considering I had eliminated meat and dairy. I did cheat a couple of times with hot chocolates for migraine relief. Here are my results.
|Low density lipoprotein calculated||<=129 mg/dL||169|
|Glucose, fasting||60 - 99 mg/dL||91|
|Low density lipoprotein calculated||<=129 mg/dL||151|
|Glucose, fasting||60 - 99 mg/dL||90|
Hardly a change at all for all that effort. Some are telling me it takes a few months of a new diet. I'm not that patient or interested. What does my doctor say? He says he wants my LDL to get below 130. That's quite a ways to go.
"What about your health?" you say? Honestly, I'd prefer to live happy and die young. HORRIBLE, incapacitating strokes run in my family and I have a Do Not Resuscitate order in my file and my family and ex-husband know why. I would much rather go at 60 then linger to 100.
Keep in mind that I'm single and without kids. So I don't need to be sticking around unnecessarily anyway.
So I guess you can call it laziness and apathy. My choice.
Meanwhile, I did have tilapia for lunch and ceviche waiting for dinner.