I've just received my blood test results. To be frank I had cholesterol and trigliceride level checked for the first time in my life (I'm 32).
I've been on this WOE for almost 5 months, following sort of a cross between the regular and MWL programmes. My weight loss has been really slow, but I don't mind - I wasn't even overweight to begin with. And even before McDougalling my diet was almost vegan (with an occasional piece of goat cheese - maybe 6-8 times/ year - but no other animal products).
So I am really surprised by discovering that my total cholesterol is now 208!
I have no previous results to compare, but definitely I hadn't expected such a high number.
My trigliceride level seems fine - 77.
I will be seeing my doctor next week, but I'm wondering what might be the reason of such cholesterol result.
I have also had frequent headaches - not very severe, but practically every day. So annoying....
Good thing is that I have been off antidepressants for almost 5 months and although I might complain a bit about a rather low energy level, when it comes strictly to my mood I feel not depressed at all
Has any of Mcdougallers experieced similar symptoms and knows the reason? I would be grateful for any hints.