*Disclaimer* This is an example of one person’s eating/exercise plan. This does not in any way mean it is what everyone should do. Pay attention to your own body’s requirements and do what works for you.
Sail your own ship.
Now that that’s out of the way, here are William’s lipid panel results, as promised.
Nov 2011: “We were eating “healthy” cereals such as Cheerios, Raisin Bran, Honey Bunches of Oats etc., oatmeal for breakfasts. Snacks consisted of 90 cal Fiber One bars and snacks, Wheat Thins, Diet Coke/Pepsi, Coke Zero, BREADS!!!! Lunch was Subway sandwiches or some other type of food that we thought was “healthy”. Canned soups that we thought were “healthy” (low sodium, heart healthy labels etc). Dinner was pasta at times, whole wheat to make it “healthier”, rice. We were eating veggies etc and consuming alcohol” Cholesterol 172, HDL 46, LDL 111, Triglycerides 76, Ratio 3.73 (<5)
After a little over 5 months eating a Paleo diet: “We now have upped our protein intake dramatically and cut back on the carbs such as fruits etc. We are working out more often now, three times a week with weights, and still getting in some cardio at times.We still take vitamins such as men’s/women’s multi-vitamin, Vit C, Vit D, Omega 3 fish Oil and we just incorporated BCAA’s (branched chain amino acids) to help with muscle building and repair (we asked Robb Wolf and got his blessing).” Cholesterol 174, HDL 46, LDL 113.6, Triglycerides 72 Ratio 3.78 (<5).
For the full story, go to Paleo, Paleo, Wherefore Art Thou, My Paleo
Also, let me be clear that we are not überPaleo. As a friend of mine once said: “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”
If you keep your head down and follow the rules too closely, you will miss the chance to look up and see the bird perched in your rigging.