An experiment of one

What I used to eat:
  • quarter pounders with cheese
  • other kinds of hamburgers
  • French fries
  • Combos
  • full fat potato and/or corn chips
  • fried or grilled chicken
  • weight: 260 (height: 6 feet)
  • typical blood pressure: 140/95
  • BMI: 35.3 ("severely obese" according to the BMI calculator at http://www.bariatricedge.com)
What I eat nowadays:
  • steel cut oats (.5 cup for breakfast)
  • frozen fruit (berries, melon, mango, peaches, grapes, pineapple)
  • frozen vegetables (carrots, snap peas, brocolli, asparagus, etc.)
  • fresh fruit: grapes, apples (in season), melon (in season), citrus, etc.
  • fresh vegetables: kale, spinach, sugar snap or snow peas, carrots, edamame (green soybeans), cherry tomatos
  • dried fruit: apricots, raisins, etc.
  • boiled potatos (with ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, yum!)
  • beans
  • Subway veggie sandwiches
  • weight: 195
  • typical blood pressure: 109/70
  • BMI: 26.4 ("slightly overweight" according to http://www.bariatricedge.com)
I'm still hoping to get my weight down to around 184, which would give me a BMI of 25 ("healthy" according to http://www.bariatricedge.com).

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