I just picked up my blood work and after listening to my doctor tell me I need to get on a low-fat and low- cholesterol diet, I felt it necessary to make a post about why you need cholesterol so much that your body will make it without you even eating it. Why?? Because we need it, now the real question is, will you be giving your body the good fats and cholesterols its needs so your body doesn’t have to produce “bad” cholesterol to try and put out the fire (inflammation) you get from having high insulin from eating a high carbohydrate diet?
Have you asked yourself the question, am I insulin resistant or insulin sensitive? Are you pre-diabetic? I would look into this more rather than just settling for what most doctors tell their patients. If I didn’t know any better I would have taken my doctors advice and for a good reason because they should know these things. The fact of the matter is that they don’t.
If I do the triglycerides to HDL ratio I’m at a whopping 0.5 🙂 that means I’m extremely healthy! What you want is when you do the ratio of triglycerides divided by the HDL and the range you want is to be lower than 2.0 and and if you are higher than 6.0 that is a great indicator that something is wrong.
For more information on LDL, HDL, VLDL and triglycerides go to
I hope this helps you the way it has me! Remember that there is not a one size fits all solution with diets simply because everyones body is different and takes in food/nutrients differently. Some can only eat vegan, some can do a high carb diet and some can just about eat whatever they want and look fine (on the outside).
The same goes for exercise, everyone responds differently to exercise so get to know your body and don’t ever settle for “oh your just getting older” such nonsense. Love yourself by learning the real science behind insulin and how it blocks fat burning.
Feel good and don’t be afraid to eat fats. Pig out keto style and enjoy intermittent fasting and long term fasting too, without causing stress to your body. With a ketogenic diet you are able to over come most if not all health issues!