90 day Study on myself

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    Nov 29, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    So while I understand a lot of the "proposed study" was lofty, let's narrow it down to something more reasonable.

    Stage One - 90 days - No Gluten Removal -
    Meds Continued Diet - Low carb, healthy whole grains recommended diet. Low caloric intake.
    Fitness - Continue working out 5x per week, where all 5x of those days consist of aquatic or other cardio activity.
    Prescriptions - Continue Lipitor and Zoloft and implement EFAs and Multivitamins
    Means of Monitoring: Weight; Monthly Bloodwork monitoring blood levels including LDL, HDL, Triglyicerides; measurements.
    Hypothesis - With gluten remaining in the diet, cholesterol/anxiety/etc will make minor drops however, quite minimal, including weight. Body fat loss will be 1-3%. Continuing gluten in diet per recommendations of the AHA and FDA will hinder good weight loss.

    Stage Two - 90 days - Removal of Gluten- Meds Continued
    Diet - Gluten Free diet, paleolithic Fitness - Continue working out 5x per week, where all 5x of those days consist of aquatic or other cardio activity.
    Prescriptions - Continue Lipitor and Zoloft and implement EFAs and Multivitamins
    Means of Monitoring: Weight; Monthly Bloodwork monitoring blood levels including LDL, HDL, Triglyicerides; measurements.
    Hypothesis - With gluten removed from diet, cholesterol/anxiety/etc will make a dramatic drop with the assistance of medications. Body fat loss will be greater than 4% and overall improvement in mood.

    Stage Three - 90 days - Gluten Free - Medication Free
    Diet - Gluten Free diet, paleolithic Fitness - Continue working out 5x per week, where all 5x of those days consist of aquatic or other cardio activity.
    Prescriptions - EFAs and Multivitamins
    Means of Monitoring: Weight; Monthly Bloodwork monitoring blood levels including LDL, HDL, Triglyicerides; measurements.
    Hypothesis - after the removal of gluten and discontinuation of Lipitor and Zoloft, the toxic effects of gluten on the brain will have been reversed sufficiently as well as the cholesterol levels dropping or maintaining at healthy levels. No weight gain that is fat.

    Let's see how this works out now.
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    Nov 29, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    icon_neutral.gif Hmm... changing five or six variables and no control group. What could go wrong?

    I foresee "inconclusive" results. But good luck with that.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 29, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    Wait so you're saying you need to get your ass to the gym but your goal is to increase your workout to 5x a week and 2x a day???

    When I was not working and dedicated my life to having a super fit body, going to the gym 2x a day was killer and I LOVE going to the gym.

    I think that if you're going to set goals you need to make sure that they are within reach and realistic to the current lifestyle that you are currently living, you can always set more goals later. I find that if you set too many goals or set goals that are too extreme from the lifestyle that you currently are living then most likely you will not reach that goal. It takes time to change!

    I'm glad you decided to live a healthier lifestyle and I do hope you reach any goal that you intend on achieving.
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    Nov 29, 2012 11:30 PM GMT
    Welcome to the Paleo diet.

    I lost 70 lbs with it two years ago, and have sustained the healthy lifestyle ever since...and still eat mostly Paleo.
  • Ironman4U

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    Nov 30, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Good for you. No doubt that making these changes will have a beneficial impact on your health. Best of luck.
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    Nov 30, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidicon_neutral.gif Hmm... changing five or six variables and no control group. What could go wrong?

    I foresee "inconclusive" results. But good luck with that.


    Im so glad someone pointed this out so fast
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:56 PM GMT
    I know you have specific reasons for doing this but I wanted to ask a question:

    Have you tried a regular, balanced healthy diet with tailored exercise over a prolonged period in excess of six months? And by this question I don't mean simply attempted but executed without cheating.

    Time and time again I see these diets or over complication of diet and exercise... What I see next is people try a good old fashioned healthy diet and exercise program and dedicate to it which produces results.

    I understand there are a small percentage of people with hard core weight problems mostly due to specific health conditions...