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My name is Joyce ,last year I was 358 pounds, today I am 216 ,but my colesterol is up to 230, it was 180 last year. MyDrsays stop keto, but I know if I do I will gain it back. What is going on and what do I do.
Hi Joyce. Dave has actually done an interesting experiment regarding weight and cholesterol levels. Namely, he gained weight, and then lost it again. He presented this information, I believe both at Low Carb Houston, and Low Carb Denver this year, but I don’t think the videos are up yet.
Anyway, the gist of it is that as he lost weight, his cholesterol went up, even though diet was controlled. This may be related to the energy model of cholesterol metabolism.
If you’re not sure what to do you may want to consider looking at the over all context of your numbers. For example, what is your HDL and triglycerides? These levels, according to some research, can help change the risk of LDL levels. They’re also marked as being better predictors of risk than LDL alone for women specifically.
You can also try putting your numbers into our report tool, as it offers a couple different measures of risk, as well.
Hi Joyce, how is your cholesterol and your weight now?
Looking for a special diet to use prior to a Lipid Panel blood test I undersand there is a 3 days prior to immediately before going in for your Lipid panel blood test. I understand that there is minimum of 12-14 fasting, but its about what you eat for 3 days before. Any help finding that information would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance. Will Bloch
Hi, you’re likely referring to the Feldman Protocol/Cholesterol Drop Protocol. The shorter versions range from 3-5 days, and yes you should be 12-14 hours water only fasted for the actual blood draw.