Hi wallycat & others..
As most of you already know, we eat a mostly vegetarian low fat diet for 30+ years. We exercise a lot and do a lot of outdoor activities so burn thru a lot that way. We eat occasional eggs, chicken and white fish. DH was concerned we didn't get enough protein. Being willing to eat those things makes it less difficult for dinners out. I keep a lid on simple sugars, fruit juices, sweets in general.
I've been happy, weight stable, and consequently haven't been keeping an eye on all the new diets and approaches that have popped up in the last few years so this has been quite an updating process. I'm surprised to see so many people in low carb programs. We are definitely in the "prevention" camp, or try to be. Not gaining to begin with is a better approach than having to lose a bunch of lbs.
Saw that about the statins this morning.... DH tried them but did not feel well on them so we are working on figuring out if we can tweak what we currently eat to get his elevated lipid levels down. His levels are a little too high but seem to have climbed in the last year for unclear reasons.
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