After some research I decided the best to use the DASH diet recommended by the American Heart Association. It has turned out to be a good choice.
Dec. 2012 to June 2013:
LDL - the bad stuff went from 144 to 126
HDL - the good stuff from 48 to 57
Total - is now 204
|LDL Cholesterol||LDL-Cholesterol Category|
|Less than 100||Optimal|
|100 - 129||Near optimal/above optimal|
|130 - 159||Borderline high|
|HDL Cholesterol||HDL-Cholesterol Category|
|60 and above||High; Optimal; associated with lower risk|
|Less than 40 in men and less than 50 in women||Low; considered a risk factor for heart disease|
|Less than 200||Desirable|
|200 - 239||Mildly High|
|240 and above||High|
And one more thing - I lost another pound today. I will be continuing with my new healthy eating plan.
How are your numbers? Do you know them?