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1/30/18 8:32 P

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This might help a bit but there's a lot of information on the subject out there to digest. ;-)

www.livestrong.com/article/29
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1/30/18 8:23 P

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The Nutrition Tracker is a good place to start tweaking your diet. I don't know if it automatically tracks carb intake, but I'm sure you can add it on the Edit Nutritional Goals page. I used that to find what foods I was eating that were high in carbs so I could eat less of those foods. There are several low carb groups here, some of them very low carb. Or you can check out diabetic diets on the Web. Those are generally moderately low carb. The omega 3 oils are a big help, just be constant with them and don't go overboard. And, of course, exercise.

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1/30/18 5:10 P

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Here is a link to the Mayo Clinic which you may find helpful:
www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditio
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Hi. Did your Dr ask you where your carbs were coming from? Or accurately determine that you were eating a "high" carb diet?

It may not actually need a radical overhaul as such but instead some tweaking.

If you eat a lot of processed foods (white flour/bread processed breakfast cereals/white rice/pasta), and sugar, switching the them to the wholegrain versions and eating a bit less while increasing fruit and veges and lean protein, and increasing healthy fats from sources such as avocado, nuts, and oily fish (sardines, tuna, herrings, salmon are good examples) you may find it does the trick. If you drink alcohol reduce it, and get in some good exercise. If you need to lose weight, do so. That last one is the main reason my cholesterol levels normalized because I was already eating a very healthy diet without going low carb. My Registered Dietitian did put me on Fish Oil Supplements to help increase my very low HDL.

If these tips don't bring the results you need, ask your Dr to refer you to a Registered Dietitian. Drs are good but they don't have the extensive training in dietetics that Dietitians have.

Good luck,
Kris

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Hey everyone,
New to the group :)

I had my annual physical done and found out I have high cholesterol. My LDL is high, my HDL is low. I'm guessing many of you are experiencing the same thing. Well, my doctor told me she wanted me to go on a low carb diet, and to be careful to select healthier carbs when I am eating them. I am totally willing to do this, but she never gave me any specifications on where my carb level should be. I'd like to adjust my spark nutritional goals to reflect a lower carb diet. I'm hoping someone may have info for me on where the carb/protein/fat levels should be?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!


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