I got some bloodwork back today and my HDL cholesterol is two points below normal (38). I'd like it to be higher next time. I know the best way of making it go up is to exercise more, but I'm already doing over an hour a day, so there's not much room for improvement there. As far as food goes, I don't track, but I can say approximately what I've eaten today as a representative example (see below). I've never been low before, so why it should be low now is a bit of a puzzle to me. Any suggestions from people who've been there?
About a cup of high-fiber cereal with soy milk.
Cup of blueberry yogurt, minus most of the blueberry stuff; with half a handful of pecans.
Medium-sized bowl of "salad" (cabbage, green peppers, carrots), with an olive-oil based dressing.
About half a cup of rice.
About a cup of bitter gourd (a green veg) cooked in lots of olive oil and spices.
Small bowl of a dish I can't spell or describe but the calories in which mostly come from lentils and olive oil.
Handful of almonds.
I haven't had dinner yet, but it'll be similar in nature to lunch (everything between the yogurt and the almonds). I take two fish oil capsules daily.
Height 5'8 1/2"
GW: Originally 150. Maintaining at about 146 since June 2013.
5K 4/21/11: 31:55
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