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    Smile How long did you follow PB before seeing a change in your bloodwork?

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    i have been struggling in the last year to stick with PB-- for the usual reasons. I'm back on now and am due to visit my cardiologist some time this year and was just looking for a general idea (the more people who feel like sharing, the better!) how long it took other people to see positive changes to their cholesterol and triglyceride numbers.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I'm curious about this as well. I have a high-deductible policy and labs can be very expensive, so I want to wait to follow up with lipid numbers if it usually takes a while to see a difference. Six months, do you think?
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    SeattleSlim our local pharmacy does cholesterol tests several times a year and it's very affordable. It may not be very in depth but it gives you an idea where your numbers are.

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    Depends:
    Will you be loosing body fat (are over weight and intend to loose weight)?
    No (weight is normal): Wait 3 to 4 months (eating primal) then test
    Yes (overweight): wait until weight drop stops and the Wait 3 to 4 months (eating primal) then test.

    So it could be 3 months or a year depending on how much body fat you have to loose.
    In the mean time walk daily.

    Since you have a cardiologist then your condition may require special/extra monitoring.

    For me it's not a problem and just check it once a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleSlim View Post
    I'm curious about this as well. I have a high-deductible policy and labs can be very expensive, so I want to wait to follow up with lipid numbers if it usually takes a while to see a difference. Six months, do you think?
    The fact is that your numbers are barely related to your actual health, if at all. There is no hurry on that.

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    My cardiologist is just for a benign murmur, but when you have one (even harmless), cardiologists always like to keep in touch! I do have fat to shed, which is the primary concern, I'd just rather have good progress on the bloodwork than a backslide. Thanks for the input so far-- I'll be checking in with my cardio around October most likely, one way or another, just wanted to be able to look forward to better numbers!

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    A year almost totally grain free I lost maybe 1% body fat, maybe 2, from 23% to 21%. I also restricted PUFAs (polyunsaturated fats). Get the grains and bad fats out and you will lose a tiny bit of weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kandis View Post
    just wanted to be able to look forward to better numbers!
    "better numbers" (better health?)

    Better health (short and long term) : may in fact mean a higher total cholesterol for you.
    Better numbers : your doctor may think lower numbers are better - just because it's the markers they look for.

    Then what do you do?
    Go with the better numbers, or better health?

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