Monday, April 3, 2017
Low Carb/Keto Plans and Some Health Updates
Okay, so I saw my doctor about my blood test results and there's good news and bad news. Good news is my cholesterol and blood pressure are perfect and I am all set to stick with low carb/keto. In fact, my doctor is the person who first suggested it to me and he truly believes people don't need most carbs, especially crap ones.
But, he wants me to (and I totally agree with him) to eat REAL food. Meat, veggies, some nuts and dairy, maybe a little fruit and that's it. I also need to hit my protein levels better and up my calories the days I work out.
Now for the bad news, I'm now anemic and he's worried that there's bleeding somewhere, maybe an ulcer, because of the Advil and stuff I take to try and combat the headaches so I have to give them a, um, "sample" and they're probably going to do an upper endoscopy.
I told him that my Mom is anemic and I was as a kid and could it be my diet, but he really thinks that it's not my diet (even if that needs to be seriously improved) so I'm most likely looking at the endoscopy thing. Not exactly what I wanted to hear but better safe than sorry I guess.
And I spoke with my trainer for a while today and her thing is that I need to pick something and stick to it and she's absolutely right. I HAVE TO stop going back and forth with my food and my carbs and my plans. Low Carb/Keto works best for me. I feel my best on it and I can do this! Charles even offered to cook so all I have to do is give him the recipe, buy ingredients and actually eat the food that he makes.
I've been able to do this before but I've had a hard time sticking to a lot of things in the last six or so months but I can and I will do this. I'm so sick of going back and forth and or trying to decide on plans and foods and recipes and everything. I'm sick of fake food and protein bars and protein shakes and never feeling like I have enough to eat and how unhealthy it is. I have to stick with this, if not just for physical health but for my mental health as well.
This is it. I am doing this. I have to. There is no other choice.
I just have to.