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Blood work after 3 months how does this look

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 27, 2011 at 10:14 PM

First I didn't get my cholesterol tested before I started the diet so I cannot give you a great baseline. What I can tell you is 1.5 years ago I had to take a cholesterol test for a class I was in and one of my numbers was around 320, I think it was triglycerides but it may have been total cholesterol. Either way 30lbs lighter, (I've hit a plateau now for about 3 weeks) here are my numbers:

  • Cholesterol - 228
  • HDL - 43
  • Trig. - 155
  • LDL - 154

Also any input on the plateau I've hit would be great, I started at 280 and now weight between 250-253 depending on the day. It has been like this for a couple weeks now.

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on December 21, 2011
at 03:27 AM

I'd also ditch the ice cream but I'd keep the orange and strawberry. Pineapple's a high-sugar fruit so that could go too.

408b32d0900853851167089d730f1881

on September 27, 2011
at 11:11 PM

I'd also agree with recommendation to ditch the fruit and coconut bliss ice cream. Can you sub in nuts instead for a snack?

57e6efcab6b96a210a66c7149ce5265b

on September 27, 2011
at 10:49 PM

Thanks for the quick response!

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on September 27, 2011
at 10:45 PM

Ditch the fruit and icecream if your plateau continues. Looks good otherwise.

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on September 27, 2011
at 10:41 PM

Todays meals for example: Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1 sausage Snack: 1 Orange Lunch: 6-8oz steak, piece of strawberry and pineapple, leafy greens with pico de gallo on top instead of dressing, baked plantain Dinner: 1 bowl paleo chilli (80/20 beef, onion, diced tomato, jalapeno peppers, green peppers, olive oil, seasonings) Dessert: Possibly some Coconut Bliss Ice Cream

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6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

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on September 27, 2011
at 10:32 PM

I would say you've made excellent progress and your next set of numbers will look even better. Plateaus are common but keep going and you'll suddenly break it.

Please tell us what your diet looks like.

57e6efcab6b96a210a66c7149ce5265b

on September 27, 2011
at 10:41 PM

Todays meals for example: Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1 sausage Snack: 1 Orange Lunch: 6-8oz steak, piece of strawberry and pineapple, leafy greens with pico de gallo on top instead of dressing, baked plantain Dinner: 1 bowl paleo chilli (80/20 beef, onion, diced tomato, jalapeno peppers, green peppers, olive oil, seasonings) Dessert: Possibly some Coconut Bliss Ice Cream

57e6efcab6b96a210a66c7149ce5265b

on September 27, 2011
at 10:49 PM

Thanks for the quick response!

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 27, 2011
at 10:45 PM

Ditch the fruit and icecream if your plateau continues. Looks good otherwise.

408b32d0900853851167089d730f1881

on September 27, 2011
at 11:11 PM

I'd also agree with recommendation to ditch the fruit and coconut bliss ice cream. Can you sub in nuts instead for a snack?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 21, 2011
at 03:27 AM

I'd also ditch the ice cream but I'd keep the orange and strawberry. Pineapple's a high-sugar fruit so that could go too.

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on January 04, 2012
at 07:29 PM

Cholesterol (& its components) account for less than 50% of cardiovascular health risk. Even when cholesterol does count for something, it is "directional", depending on factors such as inflammation markers, IR, pariticle size, and other factors. Independent and separate risk factors of cardiovascular health (like BP, Lpa, smoking status, familial affliction, blood thickness/viscosity, BG control, autoimmunity, etc.) account for more than 50% and often override cholesterol altogether. What value there is in cholesterol is in its components: HDL, first & foremost, then triglycerides. TC & LDL become an issue when they exceed 350 or so and enter FH territory.

Again, we focus on cholesterol because it has become part of standardized care in Western countries. To really plumb cardiovascular risk, you need to look at a lot more factors, including your lifestyle and hereditary factors, physique, and diet. Any analysis focusing just on your TC and components is likely to miss the mark. It could either give you a false sense of security or, alternatively, anxiety.

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