Tuesday, September 09, 2008

My Cholesterol Numbers

Thought I'd share my cholesterol numbers from my blood test last Friday. I should say that last year I went off LC to do an elimination diet for my daughter though my only fat source during that time was butter, eggs and meat, not even any fish or fish oil (amines). I have been back to Atkins style low carb for the last few months and I am still eating mostly lots of butter but I also add in some olive or macadamia oil with the occasional shot of cod liver oil. I started low carb (Atkins) in 2002 and started maintenance in 2003.

When I had my bloods checked in 2003 my triglycerides were 0.5 and my total cholesterol was 5.6, ratio was not checked.

This time my results are:


Total Triglycerides 0.4 (0.3-2.0)
Total Cholesterol 5.6 (<5.5)
HDL Cholesterol 2.0 (1.0-2.2)
LDL Cholesterol 3.3 (<3.7)
Total cholesterol/HDL ratio 2.8 (<5.0)

The numbers in brackets are the desired ranges.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Low Carb Lemon and Garlic, Roast Chicken

One of my favourite chefs as far as recipes go is Jamie Oliver as I find a lot of his recipes suit the tastes of my family and myself very well. Two of our favourites is his Polla Alla Cacciatore and his Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken with the roast even being fussy eater friendly (tested by my extremely fussy brother last Christmas). This roast is very popular, I do it a lot. There's a couple of minor deviations from Jamies recipe but otherwise it is the same. Please see the original thread for the recipe :)