I am currently seeing a Musculoskeletal surgeon about my continuing Achilles tendon problem. Saw him yesterday when he told me I will never run again . He recommends taking 1000mg Vitamin C every day to support collagen production which will help restore the tendon.
Last night I was talking with a GP friend who asked how things were going and told him what had been said. His reply: 'It sounds like a load of bollocks to me'. I then asked him about Chromium being recommended to help control T2 diabetes and BS levels. 'Sounds like a load more Bollocks to me.'
Certainly the C25K had a HUGE effect on my appetite. For the first time in my (67 year long) life I felt full and not hungry at all between meals. Now the running is not an option and my weight is increasing so I need to take control.
I am drawn to the LCHF plan and have been making feeble attempts at 5:2.
I intend sticking with 5:2 and eating very low carb meals, particularly on non-fast days.
I think I've read too many 'experts' books on what is good for you. At the end of the day they all have a vested interest in selling their books and or products to us. It's like the diet industry all wanting to make big bucks out of our need to improve ourselves.
I'm becoming quite cynical about them all, and I don't know which way to turn if I cannot run. I have decided to put the MP3 player on and ride my bike on its indoor stand. Cycle slowly for the walking sections and faster for the running sections. That's the nearest I think I can get to seek the feel good I used to have when I could run.
We just have to keep moving more!
Happy running and eating everyone!