Can I say WTF? in full words? nah? OK.. then let me scream..
A few days ago, I was at MediCard Lifestyle Center, Makati for some serious tests. MediCard Lifestyle Center, aside from usual medical procedure (physical exam, ultrasound, x-ray etc) is also home to specialty services which in essence caters to health and wellness management. The lifestyle center has Skin and Body Clinic, Colorectal Specialists Inc, and Natural Rejuvenation Clinic. For healthy food choices, MediCard Lifestyle Center houses Sugarleaf and for achieving balance and harmony to the body, one can try Surya Fitness Yoga at the center. How do I know all that? Well, while waiting for my turn, I had the chance to tour around the center.
- Body Mass Index Test and consultation to a nutritionist
- Cholesterol Training (shocking results photo above)
- Fasting Blood Sugar Test
- Treadmill Stress Test
- Body Circumference Measurements
In order to accomplish that, I need to control my calorie intake and must only consume 1000 kcal to 1200 kcal a day… and you must be wondering, how in the world can you count calories intake? Lucky day ladies, here’s a breakdown of 1000- 12000 kcal a day, relative to the food pyramid:
- 8-10 glasses of water
- 2 1/2 cups of rice OR 10 pcs small pandesal OR 10 slices loaf bread OR 6.5 cups potato
- 2 cups cooked vegetable or 4 cups raw AND 2 pcs fruit or 2 slices
- 3 matchbox size meat OR 3 small fish OR 3 small chicken servings OR 3 pcs chicken eggs AND 4 level tsp milk in 250 ml water
- 2 tsp sugar or honey
- 4 tsp oil OR butter OR margarine
Aside from watching my calories intake, I also need to exercise at least 3 hours a week or 30 minutes each day and must sleep hours a day.. now that’s where the challenge begins, not that exercise thing but the 7 hours sleep. I will have to work on that, as in.
Blood sugar OK, Treadmill Stress Test up to Level 2 and Body Circumference Measurement is 36 inches on waist (OK so I was wrong when getting my waist line.. it should be an inch above the navel, the biggest part and not the nave itself which is actually the smallest haha).. I need to lose 5 inches on my waist in a month’s time..
what have I done to my body? what have I been eating? seriously?!? 233 cholesterol when the normal range is at 200 only.. and 363 triglycerides?!? OMG!
Teka bago kayo atakahin sa puso sa mga exclamation points ko, may I explain muna.. high triglycerides can lead to heart attack because of clogged arteries.. tsk tsk in other words, pag mataas ang triglyceride, maraming taba ang bumabalot sa ugat..
I don’t like heart attack? Hello?!? I have kids! I have a husband who can’t eat without me on his side.. and I have blogs (LOL).. sa totoo lang natakot ako sa resulta ng Cholesterol test ko.. nakaka praning.. nakakaloka..buti na lang, there are ways to control or lower it.. and that’s the gist of this article.. eh paano nga ba?
How To Lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides Level
Avoid red meat. Red meat contains saturated fat which is one of the main reason why cholesterol increases. Cheese, milk and butter is a culprit too.
Go for fish. Fish contains omega 3 fatty acid which lower cholesterol. Eat fish at leas 3 times a week. Fish like salmon, tuna and even canned tuna are good source of Omega-3 and even fish oils.
Eat more fiber. It acts as sponge to cholesterol and good source of fibers include oats and fiber products with psyllium like C-Lium. Discovering that I have high cholesterol level and triglycerides level, I am now taking 2 sachets of C-lium everyday, one before lunch time and one before my last meal. After a month, I will have another series of test and we’ll see how much cholesterol C-lium can take down 🙂
Move and Move or exercise, moving can increase good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol, so I am trying to exercise at least once a day, doing MetaFit in the morning and hopefully by tomorrow I can also do zumba in the afternoon.
The results were very shocking but I am very thankful that I learned about it this early, I know I can still do something about it…and to think I was only a few points Obese.. and yet my cholesterol level is that high already..oh my, I can’t imagine a few months back when I was in my biggest.. buti na lang talaga, nalaman agad.. now with proper diet, exercise and C-lium I will lose more and will live more.
And I know, a lot of my readers can relate to me..on not so healthy eating and on wanting to live healthier, why don’t you join me? Let’s lose more and live more!! You might even win 10,000 PhP with C-Lium Lose More Live More promo
Thank you Ning and Kat for the MediCard photos 🙂