I also posted this in the Weight Loss forums of this web site...
I have to tell you my exciting news! My annual physical is the day after tomorrow and I just received my lab results this afternoon. A short history for perspective, I'm 58, post menopausal, and in spite of 15 years of strict adherence to all parts of the Zone (including mostly veggies for carbohydrate the past 3 yrs) my total cholesterol, LDL and trig, have been elevated for several years. I've been anxious to find out the impact of eating Zone foods for last 9 mos., but I was totally blown away when I got the lab results. They're totally beyond my wildest dreams considering my recent years' history in spite of practicing strict adherence to the Zone. This year’s insulin results are pending, but I assume they are equally fantastic. Hopefully they’ll be in by my physical on Friday. I've been doing the 1-2-3 plan since the end of first week of November 2009, and rarely adding meat to meals in an attempt to eliminate as much omega 6 as I can.
Wow, I still can’t believe it! Though I'd been maintining around my ideal body fat% for many years after initially losing 100 pounds, I've become much leaner and further lowered my body fat % since I've been eating Zone foods.
August 1, 2009...215 (228 in June 2008)
July 24, 2010...183 (-32 points since last year)
August 1, 2009...96
July 24, 2010...59 (-37 points since last year)
August 1, 2009...60
July 24, 2010...61 (+1 since last year)
August 1, 2009...136 (145 in June 2008)
July 24, 2010...110 (-26 points since last year)
August 1, 2009...3 (3 in June 2008)
July 24, 2010...pending
Lost 100 lbs 15 yrs ago, off BP meds, thanks to the Zone diet and Zone fish oil. ZoneFast 1-2-3 is the best!
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