Can anyone help please? I've been using the 'Portfolio Diet' for the last five weeks to try and get my cholesterol of 6.7 down to a value that will stop my Dr wanting to put me on statins (4.5 - 5.0). I've lost 2lb in five weeks and I'm making sure my portions are small. I've been feeling quite hungry but haven't cheated and I'm wondering if the relatively high level of carbohydrates might be the reason I'm struggling? I'm female, past menopause, 5' 2'' and weigh 10st 7lb and I've been going to the gym 3 - 4 times a week with a 30 min cardio workout and some strength building. I so want to do this if I can and wonder if anyone else has struggled with weight loss on this diet - I haven't been retested for cholesterol yet. Any info, suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.