Hi, New to the forum, came here looking for some answers!
Background: Been on Keto for 4 months in order to normalize weight and get healthier. I’ve lost 35 pounds so far (of 63 pound loss goal) and beat my carb addiction. I’m losing 1-2 pounds a week.
I have a family history of heart disease and I am genotype APOe 3/4. My recent expanded lipid panel came back with good numbers, mostly. HDL up, Triglycerides down, etc. However, LDL is up, as is LDL particle density, which is not good for high risk people. (We need low LDL concentration and count, and big fluffy particles that don’t clump.) It’s not alarmingly high, but it did climb somewhat.
From what I’ve found in studies on this, people on keto with my genotype saw LDL numbers improve when they replaced saturated fat with monounsaturated fat. One piece of advice I saw was to cut out the bulletproof coffee and cut down on the butter, then retest cholesterol after 1-2 months. I’ve cut out the MCT, but I’m finding it hard to reach my 75% fat macro without them.
I’m looking for a replacement to MCT oil. Has anyone tried Thrive algae oil in place of MCT in their coffee? It’s the same fat level as MCT (14g/tbsp) and calories, but it’s over 90% monounsaturated (13g) and only .5g saturated.
Also looking for good dessert-type fat bombs that use monounsaturated fat instead of something delicious, like lard and bacon!
Thanks in advance!