P.S. -- On a totally different side note, I recently (and unfortunately) had to have blood work done unexpectedly without fasting beforehand. I received the lab reports in the mail today and the one number that jumped out to me was my triglyceride level. My non-fasting triglycerides were 80 (normal is considered 150 or less). In case you don't read my blog regularly, I have a chronic problem with very high triglycerides (or had a problem with triglycerides she says with a smile) and that was while following all the mainstream advice to lower them (switching to "healthy" whole grains, exercise, eliminating the "white stuff", weight loss, etc.). When I began my wheat and grain free journey (with no added sugar)...my triglycerides were 546. The year before that they were 656. I could never have imagined it possible for MY triglycerides to ever be that low...not in a million trillion years with my history. The removal of all wheat, grains and most sugars is what I attribute that record breaking drop in my triglycerides to...well, that and Dr. Davis. I have to once again thank Dr. William Davis (author of Wheat Belly) for helping me see the light. I didn't believe it would work for me...I honestly and truthfully did not think it was possible to see a triglyceride level of 80 for me...not in my lifetime! So, if you are just embarking on your wheat/grain free journey...hang on because you are in for the journey of your life. Life is good and I am so thankful!
MY NON-FASTING TRIGLYCERIDES ARE 80 !!! :-)
So many of you guessed it...I'm surprised! I don't know why I saw "french fries/potatoes" when I looked at them? Back in my former starchy days, I made home made fries that looked EXACTLY like those (before they were fried). Somehow I just "knew" you'd see potatoes, too! Maybe I have gone from being a Wheat Belly to a "Mrs. Potato Head"! :-)
|It's Jarlsberg cheese (a "Swiss-like" cheese with a slightly nutty flavor, especially when at room temperature) -- more info here: Jarlsberg|
Looks like Swiss cheese bars...would be good with almonds.
Swiss cheese sticks & almonds?
In the glass container is cheese. I don't know what kind though :)
Almonds and Jarlsberg cheese 'fries'?
It looks like cheese but I think it is cantalope (sp).
I'm impressed that everyone recognized it as cheese -- I would have bet money you would have thought it was potatoes (french fries) -- for some reason it looked exactly like home made fries to me -- guess I should be glad I didn't bet any money! :-)
P.S. -- Anonymous you were right on the money with Jarlsberg! :-)
I'm a little late to get in on the game, but you'll never believe the first thing that crossed my mind ... unripe banana spears! :-) Well, I didn't *really* think that was it (my real guesses were cantaloupe or cheese.) But I just finished reading Dr. D's latest blog entry re: green bananas... have you seen it?
Marvelous triglyceride number! I can hardly fathom your pre-WB numbers. Wow ... WB works, doesn't it! Yay for you! :-) Hope you had a good week and that you're enjoying some "down" time this weekend.
My first thought was jicama but then I realized it was too yellow.
I thought it was mango or cantaloupe! Congrats on your awesome bloodwork results!
Hi CyberSis -- No, I haven't read his post about green bananas -- but I'm going to go do that right now! Thank you -- I sincerely never thought that was possible for me even though they had already plummeted tremendously on WB. I'm anxious to read about green bananas! Stay warm! :-)
Hi Gene -- I thought I'd get "potatoes"...or jicama -- but surprised so many knew it was cheese! :-)
Hi Beth -- Had several folks on my Facebook page think it was cantaloupe. Thanks -- I was quite surprised to see that number -- in the back of my head there is always the fear they may go back up...so it was a pleasant surprised they had actually dropped further. :-)
Wow congrats on being 80!! That's wonderful. I've never had a problem with my triglycerides but last year they were 118, this year ..... 63!!
I figured those french fry looking sticks were probably cauliflower, whenever there's a substitute for potatoes it's cauliflower!! LOL. I wish someone would come up with another idea ;). I've never had that kind of cheese but love cheese so I'm sure I'd like it.
Hi Roye...Thanks. Lucky you with your triglycerides. My Dad had high triglycerides too and I wonder if he might still be here if he had been fortunate enough to have been around long enough to have realized it wasn't the fat keeping them so high but the carbs/sugars! Jarlsberg is similar to swiss but with a bit more flavor -- sort of nutty. I'm with you on the potatoes! ;-)
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