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Four months ago I went through the worst illness I ever experienced in my life. To be honest I wasn’t sure I was going to make it at some points. When I went to the doctor my blood pressure was suddenly sky high and despite being what I considered fairly healthy, I knew I needed to make some changes regarding my health.
Being active wasn’t really my issue, I was plenty active. My issue was my eating habits. So just like Hippocrates said, “let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food.” So I set out to change myeat habits and basically, I stopped eating like I hated my body. And the results I’m about to show you, will likely make you want to start making some changes of your own.
So I want to be clear on this video, the results you’ll see here are results just from changing my eating habits, I did not follow any exercise program during this time other than just go for walks, which I was doing beforehand.
So before I show you how I ate, let me show you my results after just 35 days of changing my diet.
My weight dropped 11 pounds, my body fat percentage dropped 2.3%. My subcutaneous fat, which is the fat stored in the skin, dropped 2%, visceral fat, the fat stored around your organs, also had dropped.
My blood pressure went from 141 over 97 to 110 over 71.
My blood sugar, also known as your A1C went from 5.24% down to 4.8%
My overall testosterone level went from 711 nanograms per deciliter to 884 nanograms per deciliter, which is higher than it’s ever been since I began checking my testosterone levels 2 years ago.
My free testosterone levels also went up from 41 to 46.81.
So now the big question, what did my diet look like? Well first thing first, I stopped my worst habit of drinking soda completely. I switched to just drinking water only.
Next I decided I wanted to eat foods that were minimally processed, meaning basically natural, foods that would be good for me and foods I thought I could eat and be happy with for the long term. I came up with the following foods:
Eggs, Steak, Nuts, Oatmeal (plain rolled oats), Potatoes, Rice, Beans, Shrimp, Broccoli, Asparagus, Blueberries, Spinach, Tuna and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
These foods would consist of a bulk of my diet. I tried to eat these foods 90% of the time. I didn’t count calories and ate until I was full. When I saw I ate these foods 90% of the time, that means that from time to time I would eat something else. For instance, I would have a small dessert occasionally or maybe some Thai food once in a while or a bowl of chili here and there but it was all in moderation and I would return back to the staples on my list which consisted of 90% or more of the calories I was consuming.
So for breakfast I’d have eggs or oatmeal with blueberries and nuts in it, or just a handful of nuts.
For lunch I’d have a baked potato with some olive oil on it, or tuna, or a salad with eggs, nuts and olive oil on it. A rice mix with beans in it with some type of meat.
My dinner was mostly eggs and potatoes, sometimes I would have steak with broccoli or asparagus, sometimes shrimp and rice.
I really ate a lot of eggs, potatoes and olive oil during this period and I found that I really like them and want them often now.
There have been other benefits besides the ones I mentioned earlier regarding my health. I generally feel better, as in much less bloated, much more regular bowel movements, the old dilemma of what to eat has become much easier. I generally feel much better than I did before, and unlike a lot of other times when I tried to lose weight by dieting, I’m not really looking toward reaching a goal weight then stopping. I feel like this has become a long term lifestyle change, which is what I wanted from the beginning.
To those who also wish to make similar changes, here is my advice to you, nothing I can say is going to motivate you in the long term to make changes, ultimately you have to figure out what is important to you and use that as your motivation. For me, mine came from being in isolation after getting covid. I knew I wanted to be there for my family in the future and I need to make better decisions regarding my health. I always remember this when I feel weak. I can’t go back in time to make changes if something were to happen with my health in the future. Now is the time I have to put in the work to hopefully prevent that in the future. So that is how I try to look at it.
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