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Running, running

Running Lifestylechange

Today I went running again. 3 km, and it took 30 minutes. I need to get out  running more often..  I did not run all the time, I had to walk as well… But it went quite easy anyway, better than I expected. Going out tomorrow morning again for another run.

Examples of my new diet

breakfast

Today I have been on my new diet for two weeks. The first week I lost 4 kilos and the second week another kilo. I think the first weeks big loss in weight must be due to that I halved my dose of Metoprolol.

So, some examples of my diet:

  • For breakfast I eat low fat plain yogurt with sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds and sometimes berries. One small cuo of coffee. And sometimes one egg.
  • Lunch: Lots of vegetables and protein in form of fish or egg (occasionally meat).
  • Dinner: Same as lunch, but different kinds of vegetables and protein.

I eat fruits also. I have minimized salt and sugar as much as I can, and I have also minimized carbohydrates. I cook everything with no salt, I use other spices and herbs instead.

I will continue with 25 mg Metoprolol for at least another week, and after that I will half that into 12.5 mg. I felt a big difference already when changing from 50 mg to 25 mg.

To be continued…

A big lifestyle change

One week ago I weighed 68 kg. I was still on 50 mg Metoprolol and constantly tired. And just getting bigger and bigger.. My occasional struggles to exercise were hard, I haven’t got much free time for that. But last Wednesday I decided to start eating according to the DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension). But in my own way. I talked with an aunt of mine who has lost 10 kg since last November and she doesn’t need to take medication for high bloodpressure anymore. She has about the same sort of diet that I now follow. I have minimized salt and sugar as much as possible. I don’t use any salt at all when I cook. I also avoid carbohydrates. I eat alot of vegetables and fruits. Light yogurt with no flavour. I eat fish and sometimes meat.

I went to see a doctor about my medication. I really really don’t like Metoprolol. I got ok from her to SLOWLY start weaning off them. So since last Wednesday I only take 25 mg Metoprolol. And I already feel alot better!

***Never stop taking betablockers without talking to your doctor!***

Since last Wednesday, one week ago I have lost 4 kg. Now I weigh 64 kg.

To be continued…