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Category: Keeping it real

2015

02

Aug

A tiny drop of blood

I recently got a notification on my Enara health app that I needed to get some lab tests done. These tests will check my electrolytes and liver function to make sure my body isn’t having any problems with VLCD. I was excited to see Dr. Bailony offered me the opportunity to get my blood drawn […]

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28

Jul

“Sleep” cardio and more fitness tips

I hate exercise. I have friends who love it. They describe the feeling of having to get up and move throughout the day. They tell me it relieves stress and anxiety. “The endorphins give you a natural high,” they say. Personally, I don’t have the same experience. I find exercise very monotonous and solitary. I’m […]

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22

Jul

I’m cooking, and VLCD is on the menu

Very low calorie diets (VLCD) have several benefits, according to the NIH: “Patients who participate in a VLCD program that also includes lifestyle changes may lose about 15 to 25 percent of their initial weight during the first 3 to 6 months. They may maintain a 5 percent weight loss after 4 years if they […]

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21

Jul

The prequel to this story

The story starts here: at Quest Diagnostic labs in San Mateo, California on July 17, 2015. I was sent here by my doctor, Rami Bailony, MD from Enara Health┬áto get my baseline metabolic labs drawn. I hate waiting rooms. The chairs are uncomfortable and there is nothing to do but wait. Airlines at least have […]

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20

Jul

Hello world!

Okay, its about to get real.

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