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Sunday, March 29, 2020

I discovered Plant Based Whole Foods (PBWF) last December (2019). My brother-in-law had to have a stent and his doctor recommended this way of eating to lose weight, lower his cholesterol, and lower his blood pressure. I had been struggling with pre-diabetes for about a year, and I also struggle with high cholesterol and blood pressure. SO...I decided to give it a try after doing my research. I can’t tell you how much better I’m feeling, plus I’ve lost 24 pounds!

My last blood work put me back in “good range” with a 5.3 A1C level. My doctor says I’m no longer pre-diabetic. My cholesterol had improved from 397 to 219, which is awesome improvement, but not enough to get off meds; and my blood pressure was 110/64, so he said let’s stay on the current dosage and recheck for possible decrease next time. I was supposed to go back the first of April for more blood work, but I’m going to cancel the appointment because there’s no need to expose myself to illness for a well-check.

The best marker for me is how I feel and I definitely have more energy, am exercising regularly, and am sleeping better! Another plus is I love the good food I’m eating!

It’s a different way of cooking because I’ve also removed oil from my diet - so, sauté is a whole new experience, lol! After the first month, my husband saw the changes in me, so he joined me! He’s lost 15 lbs. already!

I love the new Forks over Knives Team - great support, information, and cooking ideas and tips! Check out the Team page if you’re curious.

Have a good Sunday - I’m going to tune in to our Church Service which is being posted online since we can’t come together. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy!

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    Wow, congrats on your success! I've been vegetarian for decades, but have never heard of this. Maybe I'll peek into it, especially the forks over knives team.
    446 days ago
    Well done Trish and kudos to your DH for joining in as well! Embrace this time and discover the benefits of solitude. The quiet is healing. emoticon
    446 days ago
    Congratulations on the major leaps in health.
    446 days ago
    I love a success story - congrats!
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    447 days ago
    We all have to just settle back and wait thru this, and not panic. I no longer watch any break in news, the nightly news is enough, and of course the local news, the rest is the same thing just over and over. I rather like the peace and quite, and on our little road by our place is almost down to nothing.
    447 days ago
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