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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Almost two weeks ago I bought a book by Travis Stork called the Doctors Diet. Now I hate the "d" word so I wished he titled it the Doctors Healthy Eating Plan or something like that.

I have fantastic results. I lost 6 pounds in less than two weeks and I checked the calorie count and there is more than enough calories in it. It is just the type of calorie. Never before have I eaten so many vegetables or breakfast for that matter although my breakfast is a smoothie. The plan vascillates between two weeks strict followed by two weeks a bit looser. You just keep changing up the weeks until you do maintenance.

I don't like having to plan and think about what I eat but it takes a conscious mind to conquer unhealthy eating. The test will be if I find the plan sustainable for the long haul.
It isn't easy but honestly I break it down to one day at a time. I don't think of it as a diet I think of it as eating clean. This may be a mind game on my part but whatever it takes.
Ultimately, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks of your eating or your exercise. You are accountable to yourself.

I made up my mind not to ever be in the pre-diabetic range. I was there once and along with my high blood pressure and arthritis my doctor had me on her chronic list. This is a club I am no longer a member of and I want to keep it that way. I am working on a goal of seeing the doctor for an annual check up and having fantastic blood work results. I am 62 and believe me having cut out sugar on this diet has made a huge difference in how my arthritis feels. It is so much better. I know weight loss helps with arthritis but I now have a theory about sugar linking to inflammation. It is the only explanation I have to why my hip is suddenly so much less painful. Talk about positive reinforcement for sticking to the plan! It actually hurts when you fall off the wagon!
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  • CINDYAST
    emoticon 6 pounds down! That's emoticon
    2240 days ago
  • FELINEBETTER
    Hey! Good for you, Wendy! Keep us informed as to how it goes... When I read "diet" in the title of anything - I run the other way. As someone else said though -- you title a book so it sells.

    Take care and congratulations on all your success!! emoticon
    2244 days ago
  • RISINGBLUESTAR
    I have to check out this book along with a couple of other ones. Honestly, I think the advice that Dr. Travis Stork gives is better than anything Dr. Oz promotes. The name of the book is probably an attention catcher more than anything else. Whatever way you look at it, what matters is that it is helping. :)

    How is the carb count?

    Congrats on your success! Woohoo!
    2244 days ago
  • KIRSTENLYNN62
    I'm so glad you found something you like and is working for you! Hooray!
    2245 days ago
  • 75HEALTHYME
    So glad the "Doctor's PLAN" is working for you.
    I am looking forward to all your good reviews !!
    Hugs, Audra
    2245 days ago
  • WALKINGSPARK
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    2245 days ago
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