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paullmas

Low carb - high cholesterol, now what

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paullmas

I was pre-diabetic. I brought my carb intake to under 100 grams. Followed Dr. Bernsteins diet recommendation, so not very high-fat. Dropped my A1C significantly. Lost weight as well. My cholesterol, which was 200 with good HDL,  doubled, LDL changed significantly (particle count confirmed)

Multiple specialist advised against low-carb diet as I appeared part of subset that responds poorly.

 

I am now on cholesterol meds, though this should end soon, as I am no longer on low-carb diet. Are there known diets for normalizing blood sugars. My diet is now avoiding carbs and large meals at night. My main meal is at lunch (50% calories).

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meyery2k

@paullmas - Welcome!

 

Many of us here have found the best success with low carb high fat.  What kind of carbs?  Many of us here get most of our carbs from non-root vegetables and avoid simple carbs like sugars and starches.  For example, even if I limit my carbs to 100g and eat rice or bread, my sugar will spike.  We might be better able to offer ideas if we can get a better idea of what your diet is like.  Not all low carb diets are equal and some people are surprised to find that what they believed was low carb wasn't.

 

I wish I could offer more advice about cholesterol specifically.  You will be sure, however, to get more postings from others that have had first hand experience.

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stevenal

http://www.thincs.org/

My LDL went up with LCHF, but I take comfort in knowing the correlation of A1C to cardiac disease is much better than cholesterol or LDL ever was. 

Assuming you don't have or use a blood glucose meter, I suggest you get one and begin using it. You won't need to wait three months to see how a dietary change will affect you. 

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ran23

After 6 years of Cholesterol med's, I got off to find high glucose.  Now I am fighting that.   My LDL also finally went up with simple meats and things I had given up.   I like this diet  better. 

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