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10/20/09 12:31 A

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Brenna-A,

Dyslipidemia is dysregulation of the lipids (fats) in your blood, such as cholesterol, triglycerides etc.

There's an interesting article on my website which explains more:
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ow-carb-or-low-fat/


It also goes into why a low total carb diet IS better for PCOS sufferers with references to the scientific literature supporting that position.

Prolonged elevation of insulin levels can result in dyslipidemia, so that is why women with PCOS and those with insulin resistance have higher risk for it.

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10/19/09 1:47 P

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thank you so much brenna_a!! i really appreciate it!

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10/19/09 1:35 P

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Try reading one of the Schwarzbein books. she doesn't recommend low carb diets, shes an endocrinologist and says that too low carbs are just as bad as too much. she recommends a controlled carb diet based on whether or not you insulin resistence and adrenal fatigue. and she only recommends counting starchy carbs, not the non-starchy carbs like tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, etc.

so like for breakfast it could be a couple ak-mak crackers, or a slice of ezekiel or rice bread, or 2/3 c oats. for me, i'm going to start with 1/4 c oats, 1/4 c yogurt & 1/3 c berries for my breakfast carbs.

just an idea. also, up the protein. I thought I was doing great with protein, when I typed it in to sp, I realized, I wasn't even meeting the 15% and now I try to keep it between 20 - 25%. So for me that would be at least 3 -4 oz protein with my 4 meals.

thats just my personal experience.

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10/19/09 1:27 P

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I'm having trouble with lowering my carbs. I have all but cut out the 'white' carbs, but am still consistently waaaay over on the complex carbs everyday. I would like to be at 40% carbs everyday, but am currently between 60 and 70%. What does everyone eat? What types of meals do you cook? Are they higher in fat to compensate for the lack of carbs? Any info would be much appreciated!!

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10/19/09 12:55 P

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what is "dyslipidemia"?

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10/19/09 1:13 A

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I agree. Whilst I eat some low fat items sometimes, I usually stick with small portions of full fat products.

There was some research done a few years ago which found that low fat items can trigger the body's starvation mechanism and make it horde calories (fat). Low fat diets have also been shown to increase inflammation levels and triglycerides in people with insulin resistance when compared with a low fat diet which is rather counterintuitive.

Inflammation and dyslipidemia are already a problem for women with PCOS.



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10/17/09 6:29 P

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My suggestion is depending on your dietary needs, I would eat what you normally eat but PORTION-controlled. You can reduce your carbs on your own and of course you should watch fat intake. But PTPHELAN is right, low-fat items usually do have more sugar. So it's just better to make changes & substitutions to what you eat.

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10/17/09 5:19 P

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I haven't heard of that plan, but it definitely is possible. You have to be careful with low-fat items because they are many times full of sugar.

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10/17/09 4:08 P

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I was wondering on a controlled carb diet like the schwarzbein diet, is it possible to lose weight while eating fat? I'm just confused on going low-fat as opposed to moderate fat. I've always been told low-fat but full fat content usually makes me satisfied with less, regardless of calories.

anybody have some ideas?

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