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ufatbasted

Joined: 03/02/2010
My Story:
55 year old male.
Ex marathon runner and still an all around jock.
I run, lift weights, yoga and box.
I was a proud carnivore for 55 years. Few could consume the amount of food I could yet I never was really heavy or overweight.
I'm now 6'2" and weigh 170 lbs. I lost 50 lbs the past year by cutting out bread and pasta and ice cream but eating lots of meat.
At my heaviest I was 230, with some body fat but more muscle.

As an ex smoker I got involved in a free lung cancer screening and my 2009 scan report showed moderate arterial blockage. My cardiologist recommend a CT angiogram early 2010.
The results showed a calcium score of 327 which as I understand is considered the near high end of moderate heart disease.
The news floored me so I've decided to change my diet again to hopefully avoid bypass or even worse a heart attack down the road.
So now no more meat for me. The bread and pasta are back but only if they are whole grain. Lots of fruit and veggies.
Time will tell how long I can keep up this diet/lifestyle change

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I drink a green drink 5 days a week and eat tons of greens. No dairy no meat just fish...More
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amishere I've found it pretty easy to stay away animal products, processed foods and...More
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Yes. I changed my diet. Following the Ornish plan to reverse heart disease. I have...More
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I understand your take on it DT. In my case it showed me I had a problem that I was not...More
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Hi Dolores, What my Dr told me was that a CT angiogram will show exactly what is going...More
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Thanks for the reply EG It makes sense it may takes years to reverse what I've spent a...More
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Mrcommonsense Thanks for the advice. My diet is pretty good and I get a good...More
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Thanks I will check it out
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Hey Joe Yes I did have two CT angiograms with dye. First was 2 years ago. 2nd on...More
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