Had blood taken last week, routine to check my vit D level as it's been low in the past, GP added a few extras as I told her I was getting tired and low energy, still waiting for the vit D to come back, but all the others were ok except cholesterol which had shot up quite a lot to 7.6 (previous test it was 5.1)
Now since the link between saturated fats and heart disease in the general population was shown to be weaker than we thought due to being based on bad science I reduced carbs a little and started eating all the butter and cheese. But the GP thinks that although my dad didn't develop heart disease until his early 70s, because he was a slim very fit non smoker there is likely to be a genetic component so I've been advised today to switch to a Mediterranean diet and get the cholesterol re-checked in 6 months.
I then went and walked the dog and chuntered to myself for an hour about giving up the lovely butter, but saw sense and realised I actually really like the Mediterranean diet so I'm only replacing something I enjoy with something else I enjoy and butter can go back to being an occasional treat.
Does anyone else stick to a mediterranean diet? I'm still planning to lose some weight but the cholesterols a priority.