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Old 08-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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Any success lowering LDL cholesterol on this diet?

I've lost 97 lbs on this diet so far (which I am thrilled with!), but I'm having absolutely no luck lowering my cholesterol levels, particularly LDL. In fact, my LDL was up a good bit on the last bloodwork that was done at the clinic. Everything else is great. I've heard exercise helps and I've been walking and lifting some weights (and I was a couch potato before). I also hear that you are to eat lots of vegetables for the fiber, but I'm only allowed 2 servings of vegetables on this diet. I'd love to hear what has worked for people on this diet! Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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have you had a VAP test? have you read this and done your ratios? often doctors aren't reading cholesterol numbers right for people who eat a low carb diet. (which I think yours is, right?)

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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Hi MathSci! It seems like my clinic is the only one, but they want me having at least 3 servings of veggies a day. They've also told me that things like spinach and lettuce are unlimited. My cholesterol was high at my initial visit, and when I had my 30lb lost blood work done, it was within 2 points of being normal. They told me that eating a lot of fish and seafood can help bring it down, but I don't eat seafood so I'm not sure what made mine come down so quickly.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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Have good fats like olive oil and almonds instead of things like ranch dressing for your fat serving. Also increase your intake of fatty fish like salmon.
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