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11/14/12 9:09 A

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Boss, I eat 6 eggs a day plus 1/4 stick of butter, and 1.5 lbs of meat.. 70 % fat, 2,500 + calories, and my cholesterol is 104. Triglycerides always below 100. I just got off my cholesterol pill.

Suzanneyea is a bit extreme..lol, but hearing that a 106 lb woman was eating 2500 calories, while I was eating 1600, losing 5-7 lbs a week, then cheating, let me think, why not just up my fat intake to 70%, and add 1000 calories. My weight loss slowed down, and I no longer am cheating. I have lost 2.4 lbs in 8 days.

It defies current thinking, and you have gout attacks to add to your worries, but I find it weird that I can eat 1.5-2 lbs of meat a day without attacks. We all need to do whatever works for us, but when a blanket statement is made like meat causes gout attacks, or eggs, meat raise cholesterol, I stop and ask why they don't have that effect in me. My belief is that it is because I eat lower carbs.

I really think that it is the combo of fat, and carbs that cause gout. I think fat and protein is not a problem.



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11/13/12 6:40 A

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Nope. :) Low carb lowers bad cholesterol numbers. Triglycerides in particular, which are made in response to high insulin/high blood glucose numbers. There are a minority of LC folks I know whose numbers aren't as good as they'd like, but they're usually low on Omega 3 in their diets and have to either adjust or supplement.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11584104

This always makes me laugh: "This phenomenon, known as carbohydrate-induced hypertriglyceridemia, is paradoxical because the increase in dietary carbohydrate usually comes at the expense of dietary fat. Thus, when the content of the carbohydrate in the diet is increased, fat in the diet is reduced, but the content of fat (triglycerides) in the blood rises."

They seem surprised, but the info is readily available in any Biochem text.

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11/13/12 5:06 A

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Suzanneyea has a cholesterol to match the USS Enterprise? 1,701???

Edited by: BOSS61 at: 11/13/2012 (05:06)
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11/12/12 10:02 P

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Boss you really gotta come visit the Living Low Carb team just for fun, lol! SUZANNEYEA will probably FREAK YOU OUT! She eats zero carb, and puts away about 2 to 3 pounds of meat every single day, mostly burgers and steaks, with some eggs thrown in there for variety. She is all of 106 pounds right now - still nursing; her baby's about 7 months old now I think - so once she stops she'll probably bounce back up to around 115. She added a bit of fruits and veggies when she was pregnant but otherwise stuck to about 20 net carbs a day.

I think it's still unclear why some foods trigger gout in some people and not in others, but I think Russell has a good point too about "what did you eat along with that beef steak?" Are we blaming the steak when it was really the Coke that did the trick? *shrugs* Wish more people would investigate these questions.

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I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?


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11/12/12 3:46 P

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Russell, Id be afraid of that much meat a day. Just sayin'. With you on limiting cheese and (for me, citrus) fruit.

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11/12/12 10:47 A

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I keep hearing that meat is bad for gout. I eat 1.5 to 2 lbs a day. Has anyone else actually removed meat, and stopped the attacks, or eats lots of meat, and has no problem?

I also eat mushrooms daily, which supposedly have some purines. I do limit my red meat to a lb a week, but eat around 10 lbs a week of b/s chicken thighs ( 12 a day , 6 days a week ).

Since I eat very little variety, I can experiment a bit. I cut out foods and it seems to me that I really only have issues with sugar. Not sure if it is because I am a diabetic, on lasix, and maybe my gout was caused by dehydration from the duretics.

I limit my cheese and fruit intake, and eat low carb, and so far 8 good months. Interested to see if anyone else has had different results than normal, or if following a gout diet fixed the issue.

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