Yes, this experiment is an adventure in eating and changing our lives, but in the end it is more than that! Over the last year we have transformed our bodies – inside and out.
Remember, a year ago, we are basically really healthy people*. Sure, we had the typical complaints of aging boomers – aches and pains, digestive disruptions,allergies and lagging energy: all relatively minor particularly given where we had been even 10 years ago.
By any measure we were poster kids for good eating when we decided to explore the final frontier and eliminate, gluten, chemical food additives and animal products. I mean in the last 20+ years we had avoided sugar, eaten organically (mostly) and taken our vitamins. As a result we both had low to normal blood pressure, great cholesterol numbers and no blood sugar problems. David takes no medications and my only prescriptions are to alleviate the nastier side effects of menopause.
So, when David starting talking about making these changes, I wasn’t even sure that it would make much difference in our health and well-being.
Well, I was wrong!
Over the last year, David lost 50 pounds and I lost 30, despite never dieting. We just ate normal meals. David is wearing jeans that are 6 inches smaller in the waist. I am down to size 4 jeans. Did I mention, that we haven’t dieted at all?
The fire in my belly and my unruly digestive tract are cooled off and moving smoothly. Our only aches and pains come from overdoing in the garden. David’s blood pressure is down 20 points which matches mine at an average of 100/70. Our cholesterol numbers are a joke – in the low 130s (HDL is high and LDL is low) and triglycerides below 50. Allergies are less bothersome and we have tons of energy.
I feel so good it almost makes me sick!
We have been asked so many times what diet we went on, what foods we eat and don’t eat and how in the world we did it. This blog will help answer some of those questions.
David and I are both writing the story of what happened before this which we will post it later. We were both quite ill in our younger years. Over time we have educated ourselves and gone through a long process of change. At the time we started this latest adventure we were both more healthy than anyone (including us) could have ever expected.