I read Eat to Live by coincidence. Just picked it up off the book shelf. I am 60 and I had been on a beta blocker for 15 years. In the last several years I had been lethargic and very tired. My weight was almost 200 lbs. My cholesterol was 210. I had to get off the blood pressure medication, so I thought I would give the plan a try.
My weight is now 168. My blood pressure is normal and my cholesterol is 165. The first three weeks were difficult. Around week four I started feeling better and my blood pressure was much lower. Eight weeks later, my mood was back to normal and my energy level was the highest it has been in years. I am five months into the program and my story so far is a huge success.
Getting all my clothes altered was expensive. From a 37 waist to 33 ½ is a lot of alterations. I eat no salt, no bread, no processed foods, almost no desserts, almost no cheese, almost no pasta. Breakfast is a fruit smoothie with a fresh orange, or cereal with fruit or most often oatmeal—always with fresh oranges and bananas… continue reading.