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October 18, 2015 at 12:03 PM #21733October 18, 2015 at 3:48 PM #790398NotCrankyParticipant
Sounds fine to me, I think with fruit you can just look at your total carbohydrate load vs your life and exercise demands. Eat as many or more vegetables as fruit. Do you understand Macro nurtirents? There are a lot of opinions on what’s best. 60/20/20 for instance. But that could easily not be for you. Find what works for you, carb,, protein fat, and eat nutrient dense foods that will get you there. Don’t have to be OCD rigid but stay in the ballpark adjust for activity if needed, like if you train for a marathon or triathlon or really start to tear yourself up with weights. If your body composition is going in the right direction, and not because of steroids, or something like that, and you feel good, your internal parts are probably responding as well as what you can see.
Do your blood work , get your physicals , and watch your energy levels.October 18, 2015 at 5:28 PM #790402svelteParticipant
Yeah, you’re not out of range. That’s close to what I eat each day.
Of course you can OD on anything, but I don’t think you’re anywhere near the limit.
Also, I meant to respond to your query awhile back…whether it was OK to do upper body exercises more than every other day. Like you I had always heard to take a one-day break in between.
Then this year I said screw that and went to every day. It has made a huge difference! My upper body is really getting larger! And I’ve felt no ill-effects from not giving it a day breather in between. To the contrary, I actually think I have less soreness now!
I’m surprised…makes me wonder if the real body builders were giving us a bum steer to keep us out of their league. ha ha!
Also – down a full 15 lbs now. Gonna try for 20 then I will be well within recommended weight range.
My wife and I were talking this weekend – going on this Weight Watcher app diet has been a watershed moment for us. We’re never going back to eating the way we did. We are so much more in tune to how much our body actually needs vs what we were giving it. One of our life’s great epiphanies…October 18, 2015 at 6:17 PM #790407CoronitaParticipant
Ok thanks folks… I do my blood work every month for other reasons, and while it drifts around, it’s usually within the range, though on the high side. Last test was as below. I was just concerned maybe I was getting too much sugar from fruit.
Glucose 100 (Standard range 70-115)
BUN 12 (6-20)
Creatinine .86 (.067-1.17)
Sodium 141 (136-145). Ok I need work on this.
Potassium 3.8 (3.5-5.1)
Chloride 104 (98-107)
Bicarbonate 25 (22-29)
Calcium 8.8 (8.5-10.6)
Total Protein 6.5 (6-8)
Albumin 3.8 (3.5-5.2)
Bilrubin .99 (<1.2)
AST 32 (0-40)
ALT 28 (0-41)
Alkaline Phosphate 49 (40-129)
I forget what my cholesterol was from last time, but it was normal.October 18, 2015 at 9:33 PM #790424gzzParticipant
Apple, pear, and banana are all white flesh fruits high in sugar. Try to mix this up with less sweet and more colorful fruit.
Your weight lifting might involve weights that are too light if you are able to do it twice a day.
Overall though, these are better habits than 95% of Americans, so most important is not letting the ideal become the enemy of the good.October 18, 2015 at 9:40 PM #790425gzzParticipant
Fasting glucose of 100 is getting close to pre-diabetes. I doubt it is the four fruits a day, more likely the effect of your prior habits.
AFAIK your sodium level is not a concern.
CRP is good proxy for heart disease risk not on your test. It is a cheap test if you are concerned about long-term health.October 18, 2015 at 10:47 PM #790433CoronitaParticipant
[quote=gzz]Fasting glucose of 100 is getting close to pre-diabetes. I doubt it is the four fruits a day, more likely the effect of your prior habits.
AFAIK your sodium level is not a concern.
CRP is good proxy for heart disease risk not on your test. It is a cheap test if you are concerned about long-term health.[/quote]
I think I was on empty stomach for 8 hrs. Anyway, my glucose is all over the place since a lot of times, I get an IV that throws things off.
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