My cholesterol levels were just one of the many health reasons for starting P90X and monitoring my diet. After taking myself off of my cholesterol medication, faithfully exercising for 2 + years, monitoring my diet, and loosing 35lbs, I was anxious and hopeful that I would receive the news that my cholesterol levels were within normal range. Deep down I felt all that I had done had to have made a difference. The call I received from my doctor back in March of 2011 was quite the opposite, my cholesterol levels were worse than ever before. How could this be? I was in the best shape I had ever been, since high school. At that point I knew I needed to get back on my cholesterol lowering medication, but I hated the idea.
This is where it gets good. As a last ditch effort to improve my overall health and attempt to lower my cholesterol, I ordered Shakeology. I knew they offered a empty bag guarantee, so I could at least return it after 30 days, return it after it didn’t work. I never returned that bag.
I started drinking Shakeology April 2011 and have continued to drink it daily. During this time I have experience many, many health benefits, but yesterday I got the best news, the news I wanted. For the past six months I had no additional diet adjustments, continued the same daily exercise, no medication adjustments, had been completely off my cholesterol meds. The only difference was Shakeology. Great news, no need for cholesterol medication.
Total Cholesterol: 179 (less than 200 optimal)
Triglycerides: 89 (less than 150 normal)
HDL: 41 (good cholesterol-60 and above optimal)
LDL: 120 (bad cholesterol-100 to 129 near optimal)
Risk Ratio:4.4 (average is 4.5)