Diets, eyes and blood

Diets, eyes and blood

Now it has been 12 days since I have been a vegan and I can honestly say that it is not as tricky as I thought.  I made a typical spontaneous purchase from Amazon and bought BOSH, what an amazing book this is.  Firstly, it makes this vegan thing look dead easy and let’s face it, it really is.

I have fallen victim to many diets over the last 20 odd years.  All of those household names you cannot avoid as a self conscious human – Slimming World was my first venture into the ‘diet’ world, who does not love a red or green day!

This was closely followed by Weight Watchers, very confusing.

SlimFast will only ever remind me of hunger pains (something I never felt on Slimming World).

Most recently I did try the 5:2 and Intermittent Fasting.  The reason being that they were reportedly good for reducing bloating (of which I feel I have been a life long sufferer of), lower blood pressure and improve weight loss.  Now healthy blood is something which is of huge importance to me since I was diagnosed with Sorsby Macular Dystrophy in 2013.  Sorsby is an autosomal dominant condition caused by a mutation in the TIMP3 gene.  Patients with this condition typically maintain normal acuity until their 40’s when they develop severe, bilateral choroidal neovascular membranes – in essence I will lose my sight.  Therefore it is clear that I will do anything I can to delay or avoid this happening.

The fasting was not too bad and I think that the discipline has put me in a good position for this vegan journey.

#BOSH #diet #sorsbymaculardystrophy #timp3gene #healthyblood

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