Posted in Diet, Health

Fine Tuning a Life Style

If you had seen my food diary you would know that yesterday was definitely a cheat day. I know, I know. I said in a previous post that, “there is no cheat day.” Well, I don’t plan cheat days because I really don’t believe in them, but, apparently, my body does. So, cheat days happen. However, I don’t feel guilty about them.

I’m learning that sometimes you just have to listen to the body. This allows me to go back to eating the right stuff right away. Without the guilt, I don’t feel like I have ruined myself, which eliminates any stress about having screwed up my diet.

I have been following the ketogenic diet. However, it’s not so much about the diet, as it is a lifestyle change that I am making. I have been on the ketogenic diet for the past 4 months. However, I sometimes just don’t do it right.

The keto diet has not let me down when it comes to losing weight. However, my blood pressure has been higher than normal since about the 3rd week. And I am not only trying to lose weight, I’m trying to improve my health as well. My doctor has already increased my bp meds. I am still hoping to be able to take less of these medications as I improve my health.

On the Keto diet, saturated fats are allowed, but it may not be working for me. I want to get my bp back under control. Until the keto diet, my bp was always around 121/70. I don’t know if the change in diet caused it but I really don’t like the idea that I have had to add more meds to what I am already taking. And I still have noticed no change.

I have another doctor’s appt in a couple of weeks. I hope to have some good news.

 

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Was a music major. Spent 20 years in the Navy Band Program. Lived in in Florida 10 years. Have been in SC for 6 years.

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