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Low-Carb and Low-Cholesterol - what can I eat then?

Thursday, May 09, 2013

I'm frustrated again. I have HIGH triclycerides and I'm pre-diabetic. So I'm supposed to eat low carb AND low cholesterol. So I just don't have any idea what I'm supposed to eat.....especially for breakfast and lunch. I can figure out snacks. I wish someone could just make me a list and say here, this is what you can eat. My exercise is halted at the moment, because I have a bum hip for some reason. I had an MRI yesterday to find out what the issue is and I have I'm having a pity party today!
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  • SHEL_V2
    The book "The Art and Science of Low Carb Living" (Phinney and Volek) goes through the science of why eating low carb will improve triglycerides also, no need to worry about cholesterol or saturated fats. There is a lot of research to back this up.

    The hazard is when a patient eats the eggs, bacon, and extra fat part of "low carb" but is actually getting carbs. Then all that fat sticks and does bad things. This is also referred to as "SAD" or "standard American diet".

    Chicken and fish are lower cholesterol sources of protein, if you insist on being a good patient despite the crummy directions. You might want to Google "keto adaptation" or buy "The New Atkins for a New You". Keto adaptaton is low carb, making use of your body's ability to burn fat while keeping blood sugar stable and improving blood chemistry.
    1261 days ago
    It's tough when people give you a basic idea about what to eat. Sometimes, I wish there were specific lists as well. I have PCOS and you are suppose to stay away from "starches." I know it gives you an idea but specifics would be so much more ideal! I understand how you feel! emoticon

    What about scrambled eggs? You don't have to put any seasonings on them or if you would like, you can add some basil. I am not sure if that would be okay for high triglycerides but I think it's pretty low in carbs.

    1265 days ago
    I meant to say HIGH triclycerides. Thanks.
    1267 days ago
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