August 02, 2005

Oh, Rats!

Saw the doctor today, and there is good news and bad news.

The good news is that I'm down another three pounds, making 46 pounds since I started my diet six months ago.

The bad news is that I had a blood test last month, and my cholesterol is way back up--higher than it was six months ago, in fact.

I had a blood test two months into my diet; I'd been on Lipitor for two months, and had been eating no red meat or egg yolks. My cholesterol was way down, right where it ought to be. I continued with the Lipitor for another month, but my doctor let me open up my diet a bit. Jane had read something that indicated that the link between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol was weaker than is generally thought, and switched me to something more like a typical Atkins diet, with lots of red meat and lots of eggs.

Whoops.

So I'm off eggs again, and red meat will once again be a treat rather than a staple. We'll see how it goes; I'd rather change my diet than take Lipitor for the rest of my life.

Posted by Will Duquette at August 2, 2005 04:49 PM