Low-Fat or Low-Carbohydrate Diet: What’s Best for Your Heart?
By T. Jared Bunch, MD
Published Sep 4, 2014
Recently I met with a patient who was in his early thirties. He had been treated for high blood pressure for almost a decade. He came to me because he was in atrial fibrillation and felt short of breath and noticed his heart was racing.
We talked about his abnormal heart rhythm and that he was developing diseases that we typically see in older adults. I asked if his family also had abnormal heart rhythms or problems with their blood pressure. He said yes, but with each generation the problems were coming earlier. When I asked him why he thought this was happening, he said that everybody in his family struggles to maintain their weight and he was the biggest of all.
He also said, “I am going to start on a diet and exercise.”
His wife said, “I am going to write that down and hold you to it.”
He then said, “I am committed. What diet is the best for me?”
Are YOU committed to YOUR health and wellness? If so … GREAT! If NOT … WHY?
What is getting in your way of being the best you can be for whatever time you have on this earth?
How ‘can my weight be up 2 lbs. in just a few days? I mean GEEZ … Turkey and/or beef sandwiches on gluten-free bread and salads all week … Oh wait … Could it be the White Chocolate Peppermint Bark cheesecake … NO because I made it last 4 days … UGH! Do you think I’m fooling myself? Can you relate?
I’m thrilled with my progress because more than one doctor has told me it’s SOOOO hard to beat being over-weight when I have that D2 thing going on. I know it’s true because I have tried so many times to lose to no avail. This time though … And I’m feeling YOUNG again!
You can do it too …
OK … I have updated posts I have written on other sites in an effort to update you all on my progress, thoughts, and any other benefit/s derived from this BLOG. I LUV to write, and I am committing to posting on this BLOG daily … so get ready … here we go!
I really pushed myself a bit harder with my workout yesterday and I have to say … WOW … not sore or anything … just FEEL better … like I toned up! HA! Now we know we don’t tone up in one day, but … sure FEELS like it!
It’s important to do SOMEthing everyday for fitness and health benefits … what do YOU like to do?
Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic mental illness in which you can’t stop thinking about a flaw in your appearance — a flaw that is either minor or imagined. But to you, your appearance seems so shameful that you don’t want to be seen by anyone.
When you have body dysmorphic disorder, you intensely obsess over your appearance and body image, often for many hours a day. Your perceived flaw causes you significant distress, and your obsession impacts your ability to function in your daily life. You may seek out numerous cosmetic procedures or excessively exercise to try to “fix” your perceived flaw, but you’re never satisfied. Body dysmorphic disorder is also known as dysmorphophobia, the fear of having a deformity.
Treatment of body dysmorphic disorder may include medication and cognitive behavioral therapy.