When I did low carb in the past my cholesterol was slightly elevated.
When my doctor does his annual blood test I reduce fat intake in the 4 weeks leading up to the blood test. I also take over the counter products to lower my cholesterol: Cholest-Off and Red Rice Yeast (which is a natural statin).
That was back in June.
Now I am applying for individual health insurance and the company wants me to do the cholesterol tests again (even though back in June my cholesterol was 182).
My question: Is there a better way to beat the cholesterol test?
For instance what about a 2 or 3 day fast instead of the typical 12 hour fast?
When I have fasted in the past more than 12 hours I would drink diluted grape juice (50% juice / 50% water). Would that be Ok or would it boost my triglycerides too high?