Thanks for the link on the profile.
Well that doctor might want to meet me.
"What else makes HDL go down? Trans fat. That’s where fast food comes in. When I see an extremely low HDL, like in the 20s, I can pretty much guarantee that my friend spends lunch hours in the drive-thru at McBurger Ranchero. Or maybe they grab a couple of Glazin’ Donuts on their way to work every morning. No two ways about it; any combination of deep-fried, trans-fat patties, corn syrup, “processed cheese food,” and white flour is a prescription for a heart attack."
I can guarantee them I have cut all of that out and I still got a 28. But my triglycerides are way below what they were mentioning. So it has me a bit confused. Except I am going to continue to exercise if not more and try to cut down on red-meats more and eating out less.
Especially certain restaurants (not fast food), but I do still go to Mexican and have chips. I don't eat bread anymore or pasta but somehow let myself have those chips. I know aside from those trips I eat pretty well (ie work and home). But yeah kick in the pants to tackle the restaurant thing, one of my 'final frontiers'.
Maybe I have the genetic component if my triglycerides are low? I don't know. But I do have to keep realizing, and I do, that even though I feel great I am still obese BMI wise. And well into it also. I know BMI is too simple but I still want to get to 200 at least (eventually). 220 would be huge for me.
Last edited by diamondgeog; 10-08-2013 at 03:30 PM.