reply to post by mecheng
I'd love to help but I'm not a doctor and I don't know of any specific conditions that you may have so it would be best to consult with your doctor
should you decide to follow any nutritional plan.
Most of the links I provided in the OP have great dietary recommendations.
As I mentioned earlier in the thread, statins work by inhibiting a certain enzyme which, in turn, ends up stopping production of cholesterol inside of
the cell. The body then turns to cholesterol in the blood and LDL is eventually lowered.
This same exact process is possible by lowering insulin levels and raising glucagon levels, both metabolic hormones. This method is completely absent
of side-effects. Luckily controlling metabolic hormones can only be achieved through diet.
This type of diet isn't based on research or some type of fad. It's based on results. Results that have been seen for centuries
give it to you in layman's terms. Low-carb, moderate-fat and moderate-protein.
50g of carbs or less a day, except on workout days, with the majority of your carb intake coming from fibrous carbs, like fruits and vegetables. Stay
away from pasta, potatos, fruit drinks, soft drinks, cereal grains, breads, and the like.
Fats should come from natural sources only. No deep frying and limit your vegetable oil intake, with olive oil being one exception. Cook with
coconut oil and real butter, not olive oil. Eat fish for omega 3's, mainly salmon. If you don't like fish just supplement with fish oil or salmon
oil. Unless you have a huge problem of overeating, don't worry about how much fat you eat. Do supplement with anti-oxidants to negate any oxidation
caused by increased fat intake.
Protein should come from red meat, chicken, fish, eggs and cheese. Much like fats, protein intake needs not to be monitored. The good thing about
eating these foods with protein is most of them contain good fats as well. Also, eggs will not raise raise your cholesterol levels. Eat them,
If you can just stay away from processed carbs and focus on a diet that is high in fat and protein, you will get the results you desire. Following
this type of diet, you will notice your cholesterol levels return to normal in 2-3 weeks. You'll notice your HDL and Total cholesterol might
increase due to the increased amount of fat intake, but your LDL will lower and LDL size will increase, which is a good thing. Your TG's will
improve, even with increased fat intake.
You'll lose fat and stay lean even though you'll be eating all the time, at least 5 meals a day.
I'm sure I forgot some things cause I'm in a hurry. Post your questions and I'll repost any information I forgot.