Monday, December 15, 2008

Cholesto-rama

Got my cholesterol down from 251 to 234 in 4 weeks. Yay me. There's lots more I can be doing, so I am going to try to step it up even more to try really hard to get it under 200.

I guess this proves that the dairy really is what was doing it, not the IVF meds. I haven't completely given up dairy and eggs, just cut way back. I suppose when I was thinner my body was more tolerant of high fat dairy, but now I'm chunkier it reacts more.

Except...I just checked my old posts, and my lowest cholesterol level recently was while I was following the full fat dairy infertility diet, with cream-on-the-top milk and yogurt. Am confused.

6 comments:

bleu said...

Do you test multiple times when you test? I ask because I wonder about the testers accuracy, I had a friend with a bad one once.

Almamay said...

Hey good news!

Miss X said...

This may seem counterintuitive but high fat dairy is better for you than low fat dairy as far as your body being able to digest it so perhaps that is why you did better when on the diet with high fat dairy?

I know I've been at my healthiest when my diet included full fat plain yogurt and butter.

calliope said...

hope you had ice cream for dinner!
woo hoo on getting your #'s down, girl!

sarah said...

Do you read "Peter's cross station"
They are in Illinois, but they fost adopted two newborns...

Anonymous said...

Of all the dairy items, it's homogenised milk that is the nastiesst for your cholesterol. In seeking to break up the cream particles so they evenly distribute through the milk, they have managed to also break up the cholesterol in the cream particles so they nicely and evenly distribute and stick to your artery walls. Switch to non-homogenised milk and your body will love you for it. In the case of milk, skim is the best choice because our bodies process it better (raw milk - i.e. also non pasturised - is the only milk that really suits us) but for all other dairies - go the full fat baby.