Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like the Perfect Health Diet a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
bloodorchid is always right
High Weight: 225
Weight at start of Primal: 189
Current Weight: 174
Goal Weight: 130
Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012
randomcow, ignore what I'm about to write if you're diabetic.
I would recommend eating oatmeal at least once a day, with the bulk of your diet consisting of fruit, sweet potatoes, white potatoes and/or white rice, and eating leaner cuts of meat. Perhaps substitute beef and pork for fish more often, if you like fish. I'd also suggest taking it easy on coconut products and full fat dairy. Something like that for a few weeks should hammer your LDL into the ground. Kind of like a paleo mediterranean diet.
Thanks for the replies. I think I can definitely substitute out a lot of the (grass-fed) lard and meat. As you say, leaner cuts of meat, seafood... plus perhaps increase ratio of salad/vegetables to meat/oil.
Tim - any reason you suggest introducing rice/potatoes?
I need to do a practice run too. Anyone have any suggestions for how long prior to a test I need to be eating the modified diet before it has a significant impact on my cholesterol?
Oh crap, bacon probably should be cut temporarily too.
I suggest it because high fiber, high carbohydrate diets low in saturated fats lower cholesterol. That's why they're commonly recommended by doctors. Doing it wheat-free is more responsible and probably more effective, in my opinion.
Any idea how a three day fast prior (on regular primal ie not high fibre) would affect things? Although I want all my scores to be within the ranges, and this could affect something else.
Also Mark has not really commented about policosanol use. I wonder whether this could lower LDL levels if I did a course for a month or so prior.
I wonder if there is a way to cheat the cholesterol numbers, like fast for a day or something...