Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Hi from Arizona page

  1. #1
    Hike4WD's Avatar
    Hike4WD is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    5

    Hi from Arizona

    Primal Fuel
    I'm halfway through the "Primal Blueprint".

    I've been sedentary most of my life. But in 2001, decided to make drastic changes to my lifestyle.
    So, at age 52 I had a calcium CT scan and was given a 'clean bill of health'.

    I started exercising 3-4 days/week. I hiked 6-10 miles 1/month. and went on an extremely LOW fat diet in hopes of preventing the same heart problems that my mom had. I lost weight (down to <20% body fat) and felt good.

    But in 2004, I had a heart attack, halfway through a 9 mile hike ... but that's another story.

    I had 2 stents inserted into my right coronary artery and resumed hiking/backpacking within a few months. But I continued on a generally 'high carb'/'low fat' diet.

    It wasn't until I started reading Primal Blueprint that I started to wonder if my LOW fat diet actually contributed to my myocardial infarction. I am now committed to follow the Primal Blueprint in hopes that I haven't done any permanent damage. I'm cutting out all of those bad carbs.

    I'll be having another blood work-up done in about 4 weeks. I'll be interested in seeing if my Triglycerides are down or my HDL/LDL ratio has improved. I hope this 'awakening' hasn't come too late.

    Dan

  2. #2
    SerialSinner's Avatar
    SerialSinner is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    286
    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    Better late than never Dan. Congrats for doubting conventional wisdom. You are on the right track, check these links below:

    Carbohydrates and LDL: http://goo.gl/55dI
    Slash carbs . . . What happens?: http://goo.gl/lLq0
    Low Carbs Lower Triglycerides: http://goo.gl/LM8P
    “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
    "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
    "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." -Martin Mull

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •