I started Keto November 2018 at 148 lbs. I’ve been eating Keto consistently since then (only a handful of cheat days) and am at 137 lbs now (pretty much at goal weight).
I’ve always had normal blood work so when my numbers came back in December I was surprised that my overall cholesterol number had doubled, so she ordered another test, which I did in January. It came back pretty much the same.
I convinced her to give me another 6 months, based on all my research about cholesterol and Keto. I just got my numbers back and I’m not sure they’re better. In fact now my doctor is low-key freaking out.
My meat intake hasn’t changed; I’ve always eaten only poultry and fish, no beef and pork only rarely. I HAVE increased my cheese intake and have about 1/2c 1/2 and 1/2 daily (can’t stomach heavy cream). My fats are typically avocado, olives, olive oil, with the occasional mayo and cheese.
I’m going to request a CAC scan but am wondering if I need to worry about these numbers. And are there other tests I should request?
Here are my December numbers:
And these are my numbers 6 months later:
Should I be worried? Any advice you can give me? Thank you!