I must admit that I am a serial dieter. Made "life time" at Weight Watchers some 40 years ago. I have lost weight in a healthy manner numerous times and then perhaps with emotional eating or busyness gained it back. The last weight gain was from being upset about my husband's Alzheimer's. In 2012 I lost over 25 pounds and feel so much healthier with energy to spare. I can lose more, but in 2013 I also want to be careful about what I eat and what I feed my husband.
Hubby used to have a "ginormous" appetite--a real meat and potatoes guy. He is starting to change and eats less than he has before, so I need to plan nutrition in what he eats. I think with Alzheimer's his hunger neuons in his brain are disappearing, so I need to use my brain for him. He often wants me to finish his food for him, and this has perhaps resulted in a plateau in my losing weight. I just need to say NO to finishing his food and track my food as well as his--the Weight Watcher system.
My husband gets Ribonucleic Acid (RNA). I buy it from our chiropractor and there is also a link here. MedicineNet.com has information here. I do think that RNA helps my husband's thinking, despite his dementia.
We both take CoQ10 as I read somewhere that one should take it with cholestrol inhibitors. Hubby takes Simvastatin and I take Atorvastatin at night and we both have those CoQ10 pills along with fish oil tablets. Are you concerned about my husband's cholestrol with the coconut oil my husband takes? His blood work is always great and his doctor has no problem with his good and bad cholestrol.
CoQ10 is also in food:
This site here gave me CoQ10 levels in selected foods Food Coenzyme Q10 concentration [mg/kg]:
red flesh 43–67
white flesh 11–16
rice bran /
sesame seeds 18–23
pistachio nuts 20
spinach up to 10
Chinese cabbage 2–5
The above list gave me an idea for a strawberry, avocado, spinach. almond (and coconut oil) salad and I am working on perfecting the recipe.
Speaking of strawberries, the annual Plant City Strawberry Festival is coming up! Workers in my rural neighborhood are busy picking.