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Surprise, my body thrives on fats

Friday, May 03, 2013

You know, we all have to find what works for each of us. For years I did exactly what was recommended. I did the low fat, high carb eating which got me cholesterol as high as over 600 and triglycerids over 700. And no that's not a typo. I really had seriously high lipids for many years. I even did 2 years as a vegetarian and still my lipid profile was dangerously off. More than once the doctors wanted to put me in the hospital and pump me full of drugs to lower my lipids.

Within 6 weeks of changing to low carbs and adding back fats my lipids started dropping. Now after 3 years of eating loads of pork fat, butter and as much as a dozen of eggs (and sometimes more) a week plus keeping my carbs to a reasonable level I just got my blood work back.

My A1c was 5.3
Fasting glucose; 92
Total Cholesterol 200
Triglycerids; 66 which I understand is actually considered low.

My HDL is 111
and my LDL 76

Apparently my body thrives on fats! Thank goodness I never took those stupid statin drugs.

Anyway, had to share my great news!
Hugs from Dayton WA,

DXD with fibromyalgia and diabetes T2.
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  • LINDAM.1
    I never gave up butter in small quantities not margarine. Meatless meals but not all week.
    1811 days ago
    Thank you for all your kind comments. I still struggle with my weight due to pain and hormonal issues but it feels great to know I've finally found
    Best wishes,
    ~Dianna in Dayton WA
    1811 days ago
  • DIANE7786
    emoticon I also do better on low carbs and good fats. Congrats on your great numbers. emoticon
    1813 days ago
    Our bodies need those natural fats and not all the artificial stuff! Great job!
    1813 days ago
    Congrats on your numbers and finding an eating plan that works for you.
    1813 days ago
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