A bit of background. Heart attack in April, stent fitted. TC 7.2, HDL 1.0, TG 1.3. I've refused statins and in 3 months I've dropped 2 stone, but I'm still a little overweight. TC 6.1, LDL 4.5, HDL 1.1, TG 1.1.
I moved to a mediteranean diet which basically involved cutting out the bad stuff, because I already ate a broad range of foods and we have always cooked a lot from scratch. I have concerns my cholesteral is still too high.
I've been doing a lot of my own research and the other night watched a documentary on YouTube called 'The Magic Pill'. Essentially it said carbs are the problem and that a high fat, low carb diet is the solution to a plethora of metabolic problems.
I've cut out a lot of carbs and plan to cut out more, and I've reduced saturated fats considerably. This documentary tends to suggests saturated fats are actually a good thing.
Similarly, I'm eating porridge and snacking on oatcakes because I'm told these are good at lowering cholesterol, however they are high carb. I'm also drinking benecol, but it's obvious they are loaded with sugar.
It is difficult to know what to do for the best when it comes to food. I plan to lose another 1.5st which would place my BMI at 23. I've also upped my exercise levels from being sedentary to 150+ cardio minutes per week. I find the committment to exercise more difficult than following a diet.
I realise I haven't really asked a question, but I just wanted to share my experience. It does appear to be a bit of a minefield with lots of conflicting advice.