I received my “Baseline” blood test results back yesterday. If you’re interested you can see ALL of the results I’ve gotten from ALL of my experiments on this Google Doc.
So let’s see what they say… Last year, about this same time, I had just done a week of liquid coconut oil in my shakes, and then finished up the experiment by replacing all of my fat with candy. I’m not going to be doing that again! =) Anyhow, My LDL Particle count is a little higher than I’d like it to be at 1062, but if I wanted to hack that down I got it to 567 with the coconut oil. My HDL is also lower than I’d like at 45 and my triglycerides are far higher than I’d like at 160. On the other hand, my fasting insulin is down to 7.2 and my HbA1c is steady at 4.9. Overall the only stuff I’m at all concerned about are the HDL (which is about average for my previous tests) and my trigs (which I like to be below 100, still better than the 200 I got doing the candy).
These test results are after 44 days of doing only Keto Chow, mostly with heavy cream, but also routinely using MCT oil – which tends to confound lipid panels quite a bit. Hence why I’m doing ONLY heavy cream for this week and next week. I’m getting another blood test today, should get those results sometime next week.
In un-related news, Miriam and I are meeting a friend for dinner tonight. It’s at a steak-house which would be perfect any other time that I’m not doing a crazy nutrition experiment, I think I’ll just tell everyone I’m fasting and leave it at that =)