In Diet and Weight on June 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Great morning here at Dr. Food Truth’s office!

Typical full morning schedule, a couple minor emergencies, a few cough-and-cold, and several follow up appointments for diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol.  These three run in a gang so often we should probably just invent a new word to save a few syllables.  I think I’ll call it “Diacholsion”…

But what made it great was seeing progress.  I love it when people actually start getting well and reducing their need to come see me and take my medicines.  Today was one of those days that reminds me why I do this.

Four people in a row had lost weight and improved their blood chemistry numbers!  Not just a pound or two either, but 10-15 pounds in 2-3 months.  This is the perfect rate to prove a person has changed their lifestyle and eating choices.

Terry has cut out all red meat.   Eating turkey instead has cut her calories and weight and improved her health and energy levels.   Another lady is out working in her garden every evening and eating healthier since veggies are “always on my mind.”

The next patient had started Weight Watchers (my favorite program) with her husband.  The competition between them to eat healthier, count their Points, and lose weight has made them both very motivated.  She has lost over 12 pounds in just 6 weeks – great!

My final success story of the morning has been a while coming.  We’ve talked over her choices, health, and weight every few months for the last 3 or 4 years.  For her, watching a family member’s health get worse very quickly this spring has reminded her that life and health are precious.  Sometimes the best motivator is a new outlook on life – she’s lost almost 10 pounds in 2 months and knows her changed food choices are the reason.

Ain’t progress wonderful!  Cheer these women on and take their stories as inspiration if you’re short on your own.  We all need a little motivation boost from time to time.  These folks each have different backgrounds, goals, ages, and health.  What they all have in common is an eye on the goal and the know-how to get there.

Eat Healthfully, Live Fully Healthy!


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