Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Fish Oil Experiment Results
I should probably note that I eat about 1700 calories per day, eat lots of whole grains, low fat dairy and fruit and veg - and drink plenty of water. I was pretty pleased with my results - especially given that I had less than perfect adherence to my workout schedule. I actually missed my "A" race of the Triathlon season due to illness. Okay on to my findings:
Weight: -3 pounds
Hip Measurement: -1 inch
Waist Measurement: -.5 inch
Body Fat %: +.5%
Muscle Comp %: +.5%
I'm not entirely sure the body fat detection on my scale is accurate. I get a wildly different reading if I step on it several times in a row. For these purposes, I averaged several. The weight reading is fairly consistent, so we will go with that one. And...the tape measure never, never lies. I have been trying to make those numbers change for over a year. I'm really excited to see the scale move, and to shed an inch from my hips and 1/2 inch from my waist..!?! Pretty exciting, indeed.
Another side benefit of the fish oil is the possibility that I will be able to wear contact lenses again. It seems that my Optometrist never told me of the widespread recommendation of fish oil for chronic dry eye. I tried drops and different lenses and even was recommended a prescription to take (to which I just conceded to be be-spectacled). Nothing worked. Now, after a month of taking a high dosage of fish oil, I wore my contact lenses for a few hours with no problems. Definitely not the last word on the subject, but there is hope.
I will continue to take fish oil and hope to see the positive trend continue. I have some work to do these next three months if I want to make my 2013 mileage goals. I'm way ahead on cycling, slightly ahead on running and about 10% behind on swimming. Anybody want to hit the pool?