Beginning Primal Again ... Got a pre blood screening
My history is a I went primal 100% September 2011. At that time I was 35 years old, 296lbs, 6'0", male.
So I stayed on track, ran a half marathon in January 2012, and reached a low weight of 227lbs, 3/31/12. I was very happy with this, too happy. I slowly started adding alcohol back in, cheat meals more frequently, and became completely off-track by late June 2012. So basically have been back on SAD from July until today. I have not been to the doctor in 5 years so I thought, this time I would like to have a physical / blood work done prior, so that I can have better information in the future.
Total Cholesterol: 178 mg/dl
Triglycerides: 78 mg/dl
HDL: 55 mg/dl
LDL: 107 mg/dl (Calculated)
Risk Ratio LDL/HDL: 1.95
I picked up the results today, the Doctor said the LDL was high and wants me to do a low carb / low cholesterol diet. I told her I would work on it.
So I am ready and will be taking before pictures this weekend.
Beyond that, should I just stick with the primal part and not worry about the Low Cholesterol part of her advise? My normal primal food intake was:
4 pieces of bacon
2 eggs fried in bacon
4 Cups of Coffee (2 at home / 2 at work) with heavy whipping cream
Mostly none, about 3 days a week, 1 package of almonds
Large amount of grilled meat (beef, pork, chicken thighs)
Large Salad with Romaine and Generous amount of Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar Dressing (made from scratch)
Let me know your thoughts. Thanks your for opinions.
Last edited by 5amsports; 11-02-2012 at 12:42 PM.
08/25/11: 296.3 PB Start Weight
Next Goal: 250 (1/1/13)