I’m 38 years-old, and my father had his first heart attack at 40. I’ve been taking beta-blockers since the age of 20 and my cholesterol has never been below 230. I am married with a four-year-old autistic child and work full-time. It is very important to me to break through this family gene that has been so deadly.
With weekly meal plans, Forks Meal Planner takes the hard work out of making nutritious meals the whole family will enjoy.
Already a healthy eater and regular runner, I could never seem to break the cholesterol barrier and got sick often. I have an extremely hectic schedule between work, home and therapies for my son, making it difficult to find fast, healthy food.
I finally took a week off over the holidays, when I watched Forks Over Knives. I bought The Engine 2 Diet and read it. I started my diet on December 31 — why wait another day?
After six weeks, I had a full blood panel done and found my cholesterol to be down to 180…but my LDL only 59! My LDL had never been below 90 in my life. I also lost seven pounds and was the only person in my house to miss getting a bad cold. I have continued my diet and feel better than ever.
I not only have more energy, but clearer skin! My lifelong battle with acne appears to be based on a dairy allergy! I plan on adopting this diet permanently and spreading the word. Unlike other diets, the plant-based diet is easy to stay on. This one actually makes me feel great!