- Apr 17, 2004
- Texas Hill Country
About a year ago, I decided to cut carbs from my diet for a few reasons. Wanted to lose weight, and wanted to control a neurological condition which research has shown a gluten free diet may improve. I also wanted to get rid of my CPAP machine, I hate it. I was about 6'5'' and weighed about 270 pounds. Today I stepped on the scale at 209 pounds. I have been eating a low carb diet, less than 20 net carbs per day. I have been drinking 100 ounces of water every day. I strive to drink a gallon but can't always do it. Exercise includes walking a few miles a day, and light weights at home, nothing crazy. Also swimming a few laps twice a week. Very little alcohol, absolutely no sugar, no bread, no pasta, grain, rice, potato. A few days a week I eat high fat meals such as bacon, fried eggs, burgers, etc. So a year ago my doctor was talking about blood pressure medication, there is no need for that. I am well within normal ranges now. Testosterone levels improved, feel great. Cholesterol levels are all within range. Neurological issue has improved, I don't need to take medication for it any longer, but not cured. Sleep apnea is still present unfortunately, and my sleep doctor advised me that the location of my jaw is affecting my airway, and that low weight may not cure my sleep apnea as it does most patients. So he is fitting me for a device to hold my jaw forward, which i hope is more comfortable than a cpap machine. Feeling great, and looking forward to my outdoor pool being open in my community down here in Texas, so I can walk down there after work and get some laps in.