A NEW DIET
Oh no, you groan. Colleen is NOT on another diet. Um yes. And I'm having great luck with it. I stumbled across some talk about leptin resistance. Leptin is a hormone and since I have all kinds of other hormonal issues, I was intrigued.No matter what I've done, it's been hard to lose weight. I can exercise till the cows come home. Nada, not a pound lost. I can starve myself to no avail.
The interesting thing about this whole leptin resistance is that inflammation in your body makes it impossible to lose weight. And fat puts off inflammation so isn't that interesting? I already knew my inflammatory factor is high so I was intrigued at the idea of how to turn that around. Both my parents have had heart attacks in spite of low cholesterol (cholesterol doesn't mean a THING about heart disease, it's all about the inflammation) so I wanted to figure out a way to get that down. This diet lowers inflammation and turns leptin resistance on its head.
But Denise, our resident vegetable hater, isn't going to like it. It's all about the fruit and vegetables and getting the right kinds of fats and protein. Lots of fish, 9 servings a day of veggies and fruit. Low fat yogurt. The only eggs that are allowed are boiled or poached, cooked somehow with the yoke unbroken or else egg whites only. Cutting out as much saturated fat as possible with red meat eaten only once a week and then marinated in pomegranate juice. Blueberries, pomegranates and cherries are key to reducing inflammation too so I'm eating blueberries every day.
And tada! I'm down 6 pounds this first week! I know it won't continue that fast, but I feel great and it's about time something worked! I'm happy to be proactive about the inflammation thing mostly. I'm hoping you won't recognize me soon! Here's more information about the diet: http://www.bottomlinesecrets.com/blpnet/article.html?article_id=38237