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DEAR WHOLE 30 USERS, I HAVE NEVER FELT BETTER SINCE STARTING WHOLE 30 JUNE OF THIS YEAR 2018. IT HAS BEEN LIFE CHANGING FOR ME BECAUSE I NO LONGER HAVE CHRONIC, PAINFUL CANKER SORES. TROUBLE IS FROM MY DOCTOR'S PERSPECTIVE IS I EAT 2 EGGS EVERY MORNING AND SOMETIMES 1-2 MORE LATER IN MY SALAD AND SOMETIMES IF I AM NOT PREPARED FOR THE NEXT MEAL, I EAT 2 MORE BOILED EGGS FROM MY HANDY STASH IN THE REFRIGERATOR. ANYWAY, 6 MONTHS LATER THE DOCTOR SAYS TO QUIT ALL THE EGGS ESPECIALLY EATING THE EGG YOLKS. HE THINKS THIS WILL LOWER MY HIGH CHOLESTEROL. I EAT A LOT OF MEAT. BUT HE SAID MY NUMBERS WOULD GO DOWN BY GIVING UP THE YOLK. HE WANTS ME TO DO THIS NOW AND THEN GET RETESTED. I HAD SO MUCH JOY EATING MY EGGS. I WISH TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THIS. COULDN'T THE DOCTOR BE WRONG LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN ON MARGARINE AND SO MUCH MORE ON OTHER THINGS? THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN ADVANCE. E MORGAN
It's been a while since I've been on the forum and I've been doing great, or so I though, with sticking to the whole30. For me, I am taking this as a lifestyle change, not just something I'm doing for 30 days, because I really think that this is the best way to eat. However, I had blood work done two weeks ago and found out that I have high cholesterol! I was shocked because I have eaten healthy my whole life, lots of lean meats and vegetables, small amounts of oatmeal and rice, but all whole foods, and I have been sticking to the whole30 guidlines for the most part for the last 4 months. This was the first time I've ever had my cholesterol tested, but now I'm worried that all of the fatty meats, eggs, and clarified butter I've been enjoying are negatively affceting my health. I have been eating all organic, grassfed/free range beef and chicken, no shell fish, occasional tuna, and whole free range eggs. I don't eat any bacon or sausage, even the "compliant" ones. There is no way for me to know if my cholesterol was high before switching to whole30, but I can't help but wonder if it has caused this. I am really worried because my level is so high that the doctor mentioned medication, but I'm only 20! I still want to stick to the whole 30, because it makes me feel better and all of the reading makes sense to me, but I am really worried about the cholesterol. I went ahead and switched to extra lean beef, chicken breast, more fish, and replaced some of my whole eggs with whites. I added in more avocados and a little almond butter to replace the fats. I know it is discouraged while on whole30, but I have been making green smoothies in the morning with loads of green vegetables and just a half of a small green banana so that I can squeeze in some extra veggies, since they are hard for me to eat in the morning. I am also adding psylium husks to my smoothies, which I know is also discouraged, but I've heard/read about it lowering cholesterol. Has anyone else experienced hightened cholesterol after starting whole30? Any advice on lowering cholesterol while sticking to whole30? I should add that my HDL cholestoral was on the higher side at least, but I am still very concerned about the total. I have exercised with weights since I was old enough to do so and I have always been very active and I do plenty of cardiovascular activity. I have always eaten very well, so this diagnoses is really shocking. Any help/advise is appreciated.
I just finished the Whole30 with my 19 year old daughter, and we were very strict about sticking to all the guidelines. We also increased our exercise. My normal diet before Whole30 was fairly low in sugar, high in processed carbs, low in veggies, I rarely ate eggs, and drank a couple glasses of wine a day. So, yeah, not great. My last check up a couple weeks before I started Whole30 had these numbers: glucose 101 cholesterol 285 triglycerides 170 HDL 55 LDL 196 Ratio 3.56 weight 141 So my goals for Whole30 were to improve my glucose and cholesterol numbers and lose weight. My numbers on the day I ended the Whole30 (blood work done at Any Lab Now) were: glucose 87 - yay, yay! cholesterol 307 - whoa, yikes triglycerides 130 - my ins. agent sister says this is the only number insurance adjusters care about HDL 49 - crap, this is the first time in decades it's been below 50. I think it's from losing the wine. My exercise actually increased. LDL 232 - now I'm wondering if the lab screwed up my results Ratio 4.73 - these results made me literally start crying weight 136 - thought I'd lose more weight too Dang, you guys. My doctor told me in May to make an appointment with a cardiologist. I *really* don't want to be put on statins and I was so hoping to see good results after the Whole30, and was definitely shocked to see them go the other way (though I'm super happy about the glucose and triglyceride numbers). I know other people have posted about their cholesterol going up in this forum before, but from what I can see mine are the only ones that started high and went even higher. I'm pretty disappointed and I'm about to throw the baby out with the bath water, but first I'd love to hear what you all have to say. My thoughts are this: I ate eggs 17/30 days, and I normally might eat only a couple eggs a month. My red meat intake didn't really increase, and I didn't eat a lot of shellfish. I'm thinking what I might do is add a glass of red wine and a bowl of oatmeal a day to my diet and keep everything else Whole30 compliant. I've heard eating oatmeal can lower LDL's in as little as 4 weeks. Then I'll make an appointment with my cardiologist and have them retest. Or should I see a functional medicine practioner? I'm really worried about this high cholesterol now and am not sure how much longer I should experiment before I move to "traditional" medicine. I'd really like to know what this community's take is on all this. I did read the troubleshooting chapter in the Whole30 book and didn't really find anything helpful or applicable to my situation. Thanks in advance!!
Hello, I just finished my Whole30. I did blood work before and after. My LDL cholesterol shot up from 82 to 142! That is a huge leap in the wrong direction. What happened? What caused this? My other numbers stayed similar: LDL 82 to 142 HDL 68 to 75 Triglycerides 47 to 47 Fasting Glucose 83 to 85 (I thought this would've gone down) Total Cholesterol 159 to 226 Total Chol/HDL Ratio 2.3 to 3.0 Note about my Whole30 experience: I ate and felt healthy before Whole30 and decided to give it a try just to see what happened. To my disappointment, I never felt much different during Whole30. I saw few results, except losing 5 lbs. I feel frustrated. Thanks in advance for your help.