Day 1, I am 89.3kg before breakfast and 78cm on my waist, which is the same as my weigh in last week at my BodPod assessment on Thursday 12th September. Also, please see below my starting photos along with my blood test results from last week on Friday 13th September and daily diet details.
Blood Test Results – 13/09/2013
Cholesterol: 5.3 (<5.0 mmol/L)
Triglycerides: 0.52 (<1.70 mmol/L)
HDL Cholesterol: 1.59 (>1.0 mmol/L)
LDL (Calculation): 3.51 (<3.0 mmol/L) HDL/Cholesterol Ratio: 0.30 (>0.25)
Thyroid Test Results – 13/09/2013
TSH: 0.66 (0.27-4.20 mU/L)
Free T4: 17.3 (12.0-22.0 pmol/L)
Free T3: 5.9 (3.1-6.8 pmol/L)
What does all this mean? Well these are just the basic results everyone wants to know, as there are many more tests that have been done to track other bio-markers such as liver function. At the end of October I will be doing a video interview with leading cardiologists Dr. Aseem Malhotra to go over all the results from beginning to end of the whole 6 weeks. In the mean time as you can see from above not everything is in the “ideal ranges”. My triglycerides are really low despite my high fat diet and my HDL cholesterol is at an ideal range as well. These are the 2 most important measurements in a cholesterol test which can tell us whether I have large fluffy good LDL or small dense bad LDL. Thankfully my triglycerides to HDL ratio works out to be 0.75, converting to mg/dL and dividing from there, with the ideal range for large fluffy good LDL being at <2.0. Also, my thyroid function appears to be pretty much right in the middle of the ideal ranges, meaning that my metabolism is functioning nicely. So, why are some of my results good and some of my results bad? Well I don't want to go into too much detail here as this is just a quick daily update but in essence our current paradigm about cholesterol is incorrect or at least incomplete. It's best if I leave it for the true experts to explain in this quick excerpt from Statin Nation, a documentary on cholesterol and drugs I highly recommend you watch.
My Daily Diet
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