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Old 04-13-2014, 18:08   #1
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hi im still struggling with
the idea of high fat low carb
its so commonly taught about the meat/fat and such causing
high cholesterol numbers
so I need to hear actual numbers hear from real people
and not just studies even tho some are very good
has anyone actually had worse cholesterol levels
from eating low carb especially lower than 50 grams?
from eating the high fat and meat and barely any carbs?
I don't know wht to believe so I hoped with people who
could say what happened to them would help
my cholesterol levels are bad and I need to know what to do
which direction in eating to try


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Old 04-13-2014, 18:19   #2
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My husband and I both achieved much lower cholesterol levels after being on LCHF for several months. Mine dropped from 220 to 164; his dropped from 259 to 159.

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Old 04-13-2014, 18:27   #3
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Mine went from 188 to 114. Does that help?

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Old 04-13-2014, 20:25   #4
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During the first 3 - 6 months of LCHF, a person's cholesterol levels may rise temporarily. Most, however, will see improvement after that point.

My LDL ("bad") cholesterol level dropped from 337 to 206. Still high, but no longer sky-high. I will ask -- again -- for particle-size testing on the next go 'round. Large particles would be good; size, in fact, is more important than number.

My HDL ("good") cholesterol level rose from 51 (an OK number) to 81, which is a desirable number.

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This is a graph of my numbers for since diagnosis. When I was diagnosed, my HDL was slightly below the level required and my triglycerides were in the mid to high range. The two figures have swapped places Now up to date with Feb 2014 figures.

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My cholesterol numbers have been inconsistent over the years, but now (last checked in January) all are WNL:
Total cholesterol 200
HDL 53
LDL 126
Triglycerides 103

I eat more meat, nuts, and cheese now than I ever have in my life. I add mayonnaise, heavy whipping cream, and butter to everything possible.

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Old 04-13-2014, 23:06   #7
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I posted my numbers in this thread:

It had amazing results for me, and there are a ton of people here that have similar stories to tell.

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Old 04-14-2014, 03:43   #8
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Remember that most of those who are eating LCHF, are only eating natural fats not those chemically concocted.

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I would suggest that you read "Cholesterol Clarity" by Dr Westman & Jimmy Moore. Linking cholesterol numbers with good/bad health is not based on good science. If the inner endothelial structure of your blood vessels is compromised only then cholesterol becomes a problem. It does not matter (even then) how much cholesterol is carried by your lipoproteins. The number can be within the normal & healthy range, but you would slowly & silently be suffering from CVD. And it is inflammation that causes the rupture of the endothelium. On its own cholesterol is very benign & has vital roles in the body.
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Consuming monounsaturated fats actually lower your total blood cholesterol and maintains your good cholesterol. Consuming foods like almonds, avocados, cashews, macadamia nuts, olives, olive oils, pistachios, hazelnuts and tahini falls in this category. There is also a group of polyunsaturated fats that contain your omega 3's that are heart healthy. That would be eating foods like salmon, tuna, mackerel, flaxseed, walnuts, oysters, shrimp.

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