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Will M+M's today ruin my VAP test tomorrow? How sensitive is it to RECENT FOODS?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 06, 2013 at 8:24 PM

I'm scheduled for a fasting VAP cholesterol test tomorrow morning at 9am.

It's presently 3pm the day before and I didn't bring enough food with me to work, and I ended up having 2 packs of peanut M & M's.

Will that skew my VAP cholesterol test?

How sensitive is a VAP cholesterol test to foods eating in the last 3 days vs. the last 3 months?

Is it measuring fats circulating in the blood at that moment? If so, wouldn't it be very sensitive to foods eaten very recently?

Thanks for helping me understand this better, Mike

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on February 08, 2013
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At that time, I had a choice of m&m or soda or 1 oz of potato chips for 85 cents. I know the object is to plan and have good paleo choices available at all time.

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on February 07, 2013
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I'll just point out that protein and fat are nice, but paleo trumps all. If I had two sweet potatoes for lunch and was still hungry and had nothing but another sweet potato or M&Ms, I'd choose the sweet potato. By a mile. And not feel anything but 100% happy that I was staying paleo. Macronutrient breakdown is secondary to good food.

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on February 06, 2013
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You're paying for a VAP test, and you eat M&M's? In all sincerity: you need to get your priorities in order.

But, you may choose to think about it this way: if you regularly eat 2 packs of M&M's on occasion, the VAP test will be giving you an accurate picture of your stats, regardless.

... also, just for the record: peanut, crunch, or regular old M&M's are not paleo. ;-)

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on February 07, 2013
at 12:13 PM

For some reason, the add comment isn't working (nor the ask question button when I was trying to log this question on my account).

Greymouser: I'm logging my food, tweaking the amount of fat, etc. to create satisfying meals. Unfortunately, my lunch didn't have enough fat or protein and I really needed calories, so yes: I made a bad decision with the M&M's.

It's soo much easier to make good decisions when not hungry -:)

The question was if I'm been pretty good paleo wise for 2 months, and had bad food the day before the test, does that affect the results.

Mike

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on February 08, 2013
at 12:43 AM

At that time, I had a choice of m&m or soda or 1 oz of potato chips for 85 cents. I know the object is to plan and have good paleo choices available at all time.

Dc6407193ba441d1438f6f0c06af872b

(4400)

on February 07, 2013
at 10:06 PM

I'll just point out that protein and fat are nice, but paleo trumps all. If I had two sweet potatoes for lunch and was still hungry and had nothing but another sweet potato or M&Ms, I'd choose the sweet potato. By a mile. And not feel anything but 100% happy that I was staying paleo. Macronutrient breakdown is secondary to good food.

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