Since the 90 Day Vegetarian Adventure began I have not eaten any red meat, hot dogs, pork, dark meat poultry or eggs. There have been isolated incidents where certain recipes have contained a small amount of ground turkey or chicken breast and full fat cheddar cheese. Also, we live in an apple growing area and cheddar cheese with fresh apples is a lunch that I have chosen to enjoy. The only nonfat dairy that I want to add to my diet is yogurt, however, my food choices have been less than perfect.
You must be asking why I’m giving you the background. Yesterday, I visited my Family Physician to discuss the effect of the imperfect vegetarian diet, supplementation, exercise and Statin medication. I’ve lost weight according to the Doctor’s scales, and it’s been a lot of years since that has happened. My Total Cholesterol reading is 34 points lower and my blood pressure is lower, in the healthy range. Plus I’m fitting into one dress size smaller. The combination of a vegetarian diet, exercise, supplementation and Statins is producing healthier results.