10 Mile Diet

Cholesterol – or is this too personal?

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Tricia’s part of the bargain was to feed me. My part of the bargain, beyond not cheating, was to get my blood work done before and after the 10-mile diet experiment. So here’s the numbers.

  • total cholesterol down 3
  • hdl (good) up 7
  • ldl (bad) down 9
  • risk ratio from 4.2 (about average) to 3.7 (low range)

These are the kind of numbers in a month that the doc says “Whatever you are doing, keep doing it.”

I can’t tell you exactly what made the difference, especially since I ate “bad” fat (animal fat) in larger quantities than before. But no hard cheese. No beans. No grains. And I drank a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (okay, so it took a month) which they say is really good for you.

And that’s that.

You’ll hear from me less frequently now. It’s time to get a life. Or get to the rest of my life.

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One thought on “Cholesterol – or is this too personal?

  1. Good for you. My overall cholesterol was down, HDL lower, LDL higher.

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