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.
April 1, 2011 at 4:21 PM
Good for you. My overall cholesterol was down, HDL lower, LDL higher.