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Reducing your calories from fat to being 10% or under will greatly help your cholesterol. Cronometer.com has a great pie chart and shows you exactly how much percent fat your getting. Cutting out oils and leaving your fat source to being things like nuts, seeds and avocados will also help.
Grains are really hard to digest and even sprouted are. They are high in insoluble fiber.However they are a great carbohydrate source when not 100% raw.
A great book to read is Grain Damage by Dr. Doug Graham
You can be any percent raw you'd wish to be. I started out with just changing my breakfast over to being a smoothie.
Edited by: DANIKAYOGA at: 2/28/2013 (19:46)
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Usually raw means no cooked anything over a certain temp. Cholesterol runs in the family gene pool too so it might take a while to reduce in your body. Stress can also prevent your body from "doing what it's supposed to do".
I had the same interesting cholesterol test results that you did! I know that my numbers are hereditarily high and since my 'good' cholesterol, and triglycerides were fine, I'm not worrying about it.
You can structure your raw diet however you want. Some people are 100% raw, but many others do just a lower percentage of their diet raw. If you went totally raw, you would probably want to sprout your grains in order to include them in your diet, but many people do fine with no grains at all. We're all built a little different and have to figure out what our bodies need in terms of weight loss. I'm still figuring!!
If it comes from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't. Michael Pollan
What you do to yourself, you do to the world.
What you do to the world, you do to yourself.
It just goes to show you, it's always something--if it ain't one thing, it's another
I am a vegan and have been for over a year...I have just come home from the doctor who raised my chloresteral medicine stating that I was getting chloresteral from my diet. When I reminded her that I ate no meat, no dairy and no eggs, she was at a loss. Finally, we decided to try reducing fats (I only use olive and canola oils--but maybe too much) and starches. Now, does raw mean no cooked grains? No grains at all? As you can see, this is new to me and I need help. I lost 60 pounds as a vegetarian ... But still have about 60 more to go and as a vegan I have lost very little...