Clem28 Posted November 1, 2014 Share Posted November 1, 2014 Hi all! I have just completed my first Whole30 (vegetarian version) and I feel great. Energy levels are through the roof, I am sleeping great, and my digestion is calm and smooth. While doing the Whole30 I relied on eggs and tofu for my protein, which translated into about 4-6 eggs a day. I also cooked everything in coconut oil during the Whole30. Prior to starting the Whole30 I was relying on only tofu and protein shakes for the majority of my protein since I was vegan and I was not using coconut oil, or really any cooking oil, at all. I was eating a very clean diet and following a 3 day strength/2 day cardio workout schedule. I continued to workout for 3-4 days each week with a combination of strength and cardio during my Whole30. I have an at home cholesterol digital monitor and I test myself every 1-3 months since I have had high cholesterol before and I want to stay on top of my numbers. The day before starting my first Whole30 my fasting numbers were: Total- 175 HDL- 75 LDL- 89 Triglycerides- 51 My fasting numbers as of this morning after finishing my Whole30 are: Total- 256 HDL- 75 LDL- 169 Triglycerides- 60 To say the least I am disappointed. I had hoped to see no change or a change for the better. My starting numbers were pretty great and made me very happy when I saw them, but now that my total and LDL are so increased I am rethinking my egg and fat consumption. Could I be one of those rare people whose liver responds to dietary fat by cranking out cholesterol? My thinking is that I should scale back on eggs, and maybe my cooking fats, as I move forward. I would really like to continue eating in this style most of the time, but I would like to tweak something to hopefully bring those numbers back to where they were prior to the Whole30. Thanks for any input/help/advice. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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