High protein/high fat diet 1 year later

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  1. wings56

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    Thought I'd make a post that compares my vitals with a year in between since making a lifestyle change to a high protein/high fat/low carb diet.

    In order to get my health discounts at work, we have to get a health screen to see if we qualify, otherwise I would have no idea of these numbers.

    November 2012:
    Weight: 187
    Waist: 36 inches
    Blood pressure: 126/89
    HDL: 47
    LDL 86
    Non fasting blood sugar: 89

    November 2013:
    Weight: 173
    Waist: 31 inches
    Blood pressure: 118/62
    HDL: 50
    LDL <50
    Non fasting blood sugar: 62

    I had triglycerides run as well which were improved, but I don't have the data with me. I can update this later.

    Don't know if these changes are significant enough to matter, but I sure as heck do look and feel a lot better.
     
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  2. Brian11785

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    Those are some pretty impressive numbers. I've found similar success on a mostly low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet. All of my biometric numbers have improved.
     
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    Just curious Wings56, have you focused on eating (or not eating) certain kinds of protein and fat?
     
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  5. scotus

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    Is there any specific diet you follow, such as Atkins, South Beach, etc?
     
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    That's very impressive. Only lost 14lbs but 5 inches off your waist!

    Can you expand on what your diet was? (besdies low carb/high fat)
     
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    Thats good results..I have dropped 14 lbs, in two weeks-192-178, I'll stop around 169 lbs-Ideal weight.. I ran yesterday for 38 minutes and 36 seconds,twice around the perimeter of a park, I had trouble breaking a sweat. I lost a grand total of 1/2 pound, thats why I just ordered a rubber or sauna suit today to guillotine the difference, so as to speak.

    :)
     
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    absolutely not. whatever is available. i don't necessarily seek out, but i do embrace heavy/fatty protein meals.
     
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  10. wings56

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    nah... i don't consider it a diet. its a lifestyle change that ive made. lol but really.
     
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    for example: every morning within 30 minutes of waking i have a whey protein isolate shake with 2% milk. lunch today i had pork roast in brown gravy with mixed vegetables. after tennis i had another protein shake as well as a fruit smoothie with greek yogurt and whey protein. ill have a casein protein shake before bed today like most.

    lunches are frequently 20+ chick fil a nuggets/ double cheeseburger with half or no bun/ large salad with some type of meat.

    i eat a lot of barbecue also. i do tend to avoid chinese food as of late... the intense sodium load on my body has made me feel pretty crappy so i have cut that out
     
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  12. LuckyR

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    Having read the numbers I have more questions about the "before" diet than the "after" diet.
     
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    well it wasnt that awful. i tried to do what im doing now, but i was stuck in an office building from 8-5. people always bringing desserts...lower levels of physical activity.. drinking a beer or two multiple nights a week. it was compounded by everything.

    i should have included that i lift weights now 4-5 days a week with 30 minutes of cardio on those days with a day of tennis mixed in there every now and then.
     
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    I am diabetic and test often, if I get as low as the 60s I start to shake and even my sight goes a bit.
     
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    The truth comes out...
     
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  17. Povl Carstensen

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    Well part of the truth... How little/much exercise did you do before the diet change, wing?
     
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  19. r2473

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    Aren't you supposed to be nice to obese people and not make us feel badly?

    Afterall, it's not really my fault. All these damn carbs that are so cheap and tasty being marketed to me non-stop. Plus, exercising isn't as easy as it was for people 30 years ago, what with people being fatter now.........
     
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  20. Povl Carstensen

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    I understand what you're saying...
     
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  21. movdqa

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    Hmmm. A bodyfat calculator I found has your bodyfat at 12.45% which puts you in the athlete category. I hope that the US Government doesn't pass health law requirements based on BMI. I know that some companies look at BMI as a health metric on their employees.
     
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  22. r2473

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    ^^ I posted in this thread for 2 reasons:

    1) I do think the BMI scale would be more meaningful if a waist measurement (perhaps a hip or thigh measurement for women) were included. But I do understand that the current BMI is a pretty good tool and is purposefully simplified.

    2) Thinking about the OP and his 30" waist, I thought I'd post the measurement I got back from this type of testing (to show how ridiculous it can be). I don't have a 34" waist at a weight of 226. I have to imagine that the testers don't want to get yelled at by those being tested ("my waist isn't that big...I KNOW I have a 32" waist"), so they just write down some stupidly low number.

    I suppose its the same school of thought that decided that a woman's size 6 is probably closer to what used to be a size 12. And guys, we aren't much better. Have you ever actually measured the waist size of the jeans you buy? I have some 34's that nearly fall off. Not surprising, because they actually measure over 37".
     
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  23. movdqa

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    Well, some of us are old enough to have jeans that are 30 years old (or 40 I guess) well before the era of vanity sizing. I still have my suits going back to late teens. I think that I can fit into all of them except for one three-piece number that was probably around 28 inches.
     
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  24. kevin-af

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    Definitely agree on the BMI-Waist disrespency.

    6 ft, 220+ lbs, 34 waist.. You got me curious, would you mind saying how much you can lift (benchpress, squat, deadlift)
     
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  25. r2473

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    ^My waist is 37". I'm about 20% bf. I need to lose 15 lbs.

    I don't lift anymore. I do bodyweight exercises.
     
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  26. wings56

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    weights 2-3 days week/ tennis 2 times a week.
     
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    yeah... all of the jeans i wear are 30" waist... in fact with my 37" waist i still wore 32/33" lol
     
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    got a bit concerned about the blood sugar. they considered it non fasting... however i had worked out that morning on an empty stomach. hour of weights and 30 minutes cardio only to have a protein shake after... blood sugar was taken 4 hours after protein shake.
     
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  29. maggmaster

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    Yea that makes sense. Sounds like you were in a calorie deficit with basically no ingested carbohydrates.
     
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    Mens sizes have changed, too. I bought a vintage shirt recently and the
    sizing was totally different. A current size M is at least a vintage L or XL.
     
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  31. kevin-af

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    I was asking since there are very healthy bodybuilders and even athletes out there considered "BMI-obese". Most people lifting heavy are.
     
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  32. Povl Carstensen

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    Ok, so you were not totally inactive.
     
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