As a Nurse on Low Carb,
I am constantly asked
If I know how *BAD* LC is for me:
It always makes me laugh out loud!
I have lost and kept off very close to 90 pounds
(It was closer to 100 but I gained some muscle in Cross Fit
And I have about 10 pounds (of skin) and some weight to lose, in fact)
Since I never weighed to start,
Let's just say I have lost A LOT of weight!
My last BP was 117/70
Pulse 74 with no missed beats
(When I was heavy, I was in and out of A-Fib)
My labs are better, and my vision is better!
At the tender age of 54, I don't wear bifocals
And just wear glasses to drive!
So tell me again how eating no bread, no potatoes,
And no cake or candy is "bad" for me?
I just happened to have labs done about a month before I was injured.
Now I have this current set to compare!
I keep meticulous records - for the supporters
AND the naysayers of the Low Carb Lifestyle.
It helps, too, that I have kept a food journal
In the form of daily photographs...
(EVEN on the days I cheated or tried to beat the system!)
So here are my labs- for all the world to see.
You are welcome!
The BUN is higher than before, probably due to injury
Or mild dehydration - NOT excess protein!
ALT up a bit from injury and reabsorption
Of that bruise from my knee to my ankle...
Please note the Ha1C on its way down!
And the Cholesterol - And the Triglycerides!
The more strict I am to LC
The better my labs improve.
Atkins was definitely ahead of his time!