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    I've done keto on and off for 10 years and am happy with my results. The one thing that bothers me is time and time again my cholesterol skyrockets while on. I eat green vegetables with at least 2 meals and supplement with fiber when on keto. My doc recommended a statin and i pretty much told him what he could do .Anybody experience this and more importantly how can i fix it?

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    I used keto and I had no issue with it I took plenty of omega 3 and cla and perform heavy traning with cardio ....is it predeposide in your familey? If yes then it can cause your issue ..and I think good fat reduce LDL with some low impact cardio

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    A family member just lost 60 lbs doing keto and just had her blood work done and cholesterol was through the roof. She's very concerned. I'm following closely.

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    I remember hearing somewhere to find out the "particle size" of the cholesterol but not sure where. I'm dropping keto till the beginning of the month and getting a second opinion. I'm also upping my fiber intake for the time being. Hopefully this will bring it back to normal range.

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    My friend has been on Keto diet almost for 18 months. Went from 200 lbs to hovering around 165 lbs. He just got his blood test back and found out that his Cholesterol is 307 LDL 229 and HDL 55.
    He has been drinking coffee twice a day with grass-fed butter and MCT oil. He also eats a lot of Cheese and the good amount of fat including avocados, bacon etc.
    Every other blood test is great. he is now 55 years old and always had borderline high cholesterol even as a younger man.
    He stopped buttering/MCT his coffee. Any Ideas how to drive the LDL lower without leaving keto.
    He is still running
    MK-677, Ostarine and Cardarine stack.

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    You can argue till you are red in the face about which one is better, and true some are better than others, but the bottom line is you need a caloric deficit in order to loose weight.
    The best solution is to eat a balanced diet, follow a sensible exercise routine, more importantly, stick to it. That is called “lifestyle”. You need to adopt a good “lifestyle.”
    You can eat anything and still loose weight, you can eat only animal protein or fat or both, without carbohydrates and still grow fat.
    Also, the Atkins and the keto and the high carb, etc. are the way your body works. It just works a little different with each one. Your body is “designed” (now do not start saying that I am a creationist because of the choice of words) to:

    • Change excess calories not consumed into fat, to use at a latter date, when food is low and you need the reserves.
    • To use stored fats when your food intake is lower that your caloric expenditure, for whatever reason.
    • To change sugars and carbohydrates into glycogen and sugars that your body can use directly for the generation of energy, ,and store the excess as fat.
    • Use protein, mainly animal but vegetal as well, to create muscle.
    • Use vitamins and minerals to regulate and help in the functioning of your body.

    Today’s regular diet is heavy in sugars and carbohydrates, which are not bad and are necessary. The amount is the problem. Simple and processed carbohydrates are easily converted in glucose, which in turn increase your blood sugar (too high = hyperglycemia), resulting in an increase in the production of insulin to lower the sugar in your blood (too low = hypoglycemia). Now the high intake of simple carbohydrates result in hyperglycemia which shoots up insulin production causing hypoglycemia). That is why today’s regular diet is bad, you become a yoyo, with glucose level going up and down constantly, and creating a sugar dependency which takes you to insulin production and use problems, Diabetes Type 2.
    Now, throw sedentarism into the mix and everything becomes deadly. Obesity, Diabetes Type 2, cardiovascular problems, sleep disorders, etc.
    Want live long, just lower your simple carbohydrate intake, flour and derivatives, and sugars and related foodstuffs, complex carbohydrates are less problematic since they do not shoot up your blood sugar with https://www.worldofdiets.com/no-crave-diet/, which keeps the insulin under control. Control your fat intake to moderate, but only good fats; and control your protein intake (amount, although type is also important).
    More importantly, increase your exercise, if you do too little or none. And above all lower your overall caloric intake to a lower level than your caloric consumption until you reach a sensible weight for your age and body type. Then keep a balance diet with frequent exercise and that will keep you healthy.
    Remember, it is not the fat, the proteins, the carbohydrates, it is the amount of calories.

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    Moderation people. Keto, MUST include healthy fats. Dont use the diet as an excuse to eat bacon, sausages, quarter pounders with no bread. Unless you're in your late teens & burning calories like a furnace, you can't be stupid to not realize that this food I mentioned will raise triglycerides & cholesterol. Eat olive oil. red meat, organic butter, but dont drown your face in saturated fats. Remember, 70-80% fats. 20-25% protein &5-10% carbs. PLUS exercise.

    Again, its basic. Use healthy fats & occasionally bacon, fried foods etc.

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