My story was quite simple and not unusual for someone my age, I smoked, I was over weight and and had a stressful Civil Service job in London, BMI 32 and 192 pounds. All was ok, I exercised enough to fool myself about my unhealthy and invincible life style, we are a long living family with good genes, so all fine.
It surprised me how wrong I was, luckily for me I walked into a London heart hospital not feeling well and was immediately taken to surgery for a heart operation. That was 7 years ago, I have now lost 25 pounds, I exercise, eat well and take my tablets, oh and I resigned from my job.
So what is the problem, well I had developed diabetes because of the statins and had a slight abnormal liver function, (which is normal with statins) and I was feeling tired so searching the internet I discovered that although I was eating well, was it really a healthy diet? I decided that I wanted to go on a very low calorie diet as they are all the rage to reverse diabetes.
Fortunately I found SOMETHING ON A PLATE in Shrewsbury. After a very thorough consultation in which I supplied all of my blood tests and cardiology tests Charlotte said she would help me as long as I stuck to a plan she developed.She produced a very comprehensive diet plan and prescribed some supplements, and I maintain the exercise as I have a treadmill and other equipment at home.
Six months later I am down to 157 pounds, my sugar levels are so much into the normal range that my doctor has agreed that the diabetes has reversed, liver function greatly improved, cholesterol down to 2.2 and blood pressure reduced.
I have another check in 4 months to confirm the results. I have boundless energy and the tiredness has gone. I have a goal to reach a BMI of 24 so I am still taking advice from Something on a Plate. Charlotte has a very professional and knowledgeable approach to nutritional matters, she designs a specialised plan which can be amended if she thinks fit to help you achieve your goals and, with your own motivation, maintain. I have discovered new healthy foods and changed my way of life. So it is not just reading a book or magazine on health and diet, I have learned we are all different so require individual expert help from a Nutritional Therapist and my luck was going to see Charlotte at SomeThing On A Plate.