Where Do I Start?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-2002
Where Do I Start?
Mon, 03-23-2009 - 10:46am

I recently received an 11 on a hi sensitivity c reactive protein test which is supposed to predict heart and stroke risks.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 03-24-2009 - 5:36pm

Hello and welcome back!

I realize changing your lifestyle all at once is not an easy thing to do. You probably should begin at a level you're comfortable with and the remainder will fall into place. It's all about discipline. I, too, am overweight, but I've been slowly losing for about 6 months now. It was difficult watching what I ate, but it didn't take too long before it became habit. I don't get the exercise I should, but that's mainly due to issues with my spine. I don't have Diabetes, but I know it can be an indicator of heart issues. Many people with Diabetes will eventually experience a heart attack.

Perhaps the easiest for you right now is in watching your diet. Try to eliminate too much red meat in your diet. Too much animal protein contributes to osteoporosis and some cancers through mineral loss.



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Registered: 01-16-2004
Fri, 03-27-2009 - 9:26pm

Here's a website for you to possibly find help & support for your signs &