If we follow the guidelines what should the result be? Do we go in for a physical and ask for a blood test? If so, what should the results look like? How do we know we are getting it right?
What sort of answer are you expecting? Are you looking for one marker, such as the Total Cholesterol count? A set of markers?
Do you understand that every measurement of health -- and there are many of them -- is meaningless without knowing the full context, that is, everything about the particular person's medical history and current condition?
Here is my one primary criterion for success: Do I feel good while pursuing all of my highest personal values with full functionality?
If the answer is yes, I have succeeded -- until disease and death overtake me no matter what I do.
If the answer is no, I have more work to do in perfecting my diet and exercise program -- until disease and death overtake me no matter what I do.