The Dynamic Influence of a High Fat Diet on Cholesterol Variability

I, tannngl, have been on a ketogenic diet for the last 3.5 years. Initially I lost about 30 pounds. (165 lbs to 135 lbs.) At 5’8″ tall my weight is normal. Last year I dipped to 128 lb. which is where I feel the best. The weight has varied, in the winter going up about 5-8 lbs to decrease in the spring and summer but since that first year my weight has remained fairly constant.

With all the fat I eat, one would think I would have super high cholesterol levels. In fact, I don’t. All of my Cholesterol panel decreased and so did my triglycerides (a really bad player). The only thing that went up was my HDL, from 75 to a little over 100! That’s the good stuff! And high fat, very low carbohydrate did it!

A few other effects for the last 3 years:

  1. My arthritis pain went away. Yes, WENT AWAY! I have some deformed joints from this demon disease which will not improve but no pain. I used to take 4-8 Ibuprofen/day. I haven’t taken any for 2 years. The inflammation is gone.
  2. My psoriasis has gone away. Yep, it’s been gone for the last 2 years. Plaques in my scalp, elbows are gone and have not returned. Another disease caused by inflammation and with my inflammation gone, the plaques are gone.
  3. I simply feel better! I’ve taken up weight lifting and walk 1.5-3 miles/day about 3 days/week. I have energy for keeping a 5 bedroom house and horse training. It’s given my attitude a huge lift. I am so thankful for all I have and my health.
  4. I’ve had memory lapses in the past-just times when I couldn’t remember a word I wanted to use in conversation. This has definitely decreased. Not sure if it’s the food or the walking but it is an improvement.
  5. There’s probably more but these things were the really big improvements in my life. At 71, I feel better than I have in many years.

So, if you have time, watch the video. My labs have mirrored Mr. Feldman’s. 

I think it’s a good thing:  ketogenic diet. Great food! And it makes food become less the center of my life adding more time for other things.

~tannngl

 

 

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About tannngl

Believer (God the Father, the Son and Messiah, the Holy Spirit), daughter, wife, mother, memaw, RN, hobbit, street evangelist I love people, music, reading, praying, studying the Bible, keeping up with national news and politics. I am a strict constructionist, a true American. I love my country. I honor her warriors. I am thankful for our Constitution and will personally bear arms for it.
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