After Joy and I finished up the 30-Day Vegan Challenge I decided to have my cholesterol re-checked to determine how much improvement there has been since adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. In many of the documentaries we have watched to-date, including Vegucated and PlantPure Nation, people switching to a vegetarian or vegan diet reported amazing improvements in their weight, cholesterol, and overall health. Since my total cholesterol and LDL levels had moved into the elevated range at my last physical in December 2015, I was eager to see how things have changed in the past six months and, in particular, since making the switch to a plant-based diet in April of this year. Drumroll, please....
Overall, I am pleased with my results. The weight and triglycerides still need a bit of tweaking, but I am thrilled that I am within normal ranges and finally losing weight!
Bottom line: I have finally found what works for me and am enjoying the benefits of better health, greater compassion, and a heightened awareness of world around me. I am living proof that positive changes can have positive results. The best is yet to come!!
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