Started McDougall style diet last October. Things are going well, weight down from 192 to 169 (5' 9", 65 year old male.) However weight stabilized around the 169-170 mark for the last two months but still have about 5 lbs belly fat. But that's another topic.
Yesterday I went for my annual physical and got the results of blood work for the first time since starting McDougalling. Total cholesterol down from 230 to 167 (was hoping for 150 but....) and HDL down from 33 to 27 and LDL down from 152 to 69. That adds up to only 96 so there must be some other kind of cholesterol that makes up the other 71 points??? I didn't notice this until after I got home so couldn't ask my Dr. about this.
BUT...this is the issue... my triglycerides went UP from 220 to 354???? Any ideas what's happening here? My doctor wants to recheck my blood count in three months to see if this is just a fluke, if my body is just making some kind of adjustment or cleansing, or if it's possibly a pre-diebetic situation. Anyway, that was an unexpected and disappointing result!
Ron in Oregon