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    Quote Originally Posted by nelliott View Post
    Cholesterol, Hdl and ldl, are the only things out of whack for me. I am 158 lbs on a 5' 8" frame.
    Are you aware of trans fats and what they do to your numbers? Trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils) raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol, a double-whammy. My numbers were terrible until I found out about trans fats and eliminated them as much as possible from my diet.

    I stopped Lipitor because of dry mouth and it seemed to cause memory problems. And now I don't need it because my numbers are good.

    More info here: http://www.bantransfats.com/abouttransfat.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    Are you aware of trans fats and what they do to your numbers? Trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils) raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol, a double-whammy. My numbers were terrible until I found out about trans fats and eliminated them as much as possible from my diet.

    I stopped Lipitor because of dry mouth and it seemed to cause memory problems. And now I don't need it because my numbers are good.

    More info here: http://www.bantransfats.com/abouttransfat.html


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    Thanks for that. Since I can't go back on statins I need to change a few things. My wife has good genes and can eat pretty much anything without gaining an ounce or impacting her chemistry. She's pretty set on not changing her diet so we are preparing and eating separate meals now. Been two days with no junk and I actually feel better, no sugar spikes and valleys, more energy
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    Staying away from trans fats means finding out where they occur. Most restaurants fry their foods in high-trans-fats oil. Assume baked goods have trans fats unless you know better. Read the ingredients on labels, and check web sites to find out which outfits have minimized or eliminated trans fats. Industrial strength mayonnaise has trans fats, the kind you get at restaurants, for example.

    I used to eat peanut butter sandwiches and cookies for lunch: too bad for me the peanut butter was soaked in trans fats. The greedy bastards took the good oil out, peanut oil, and replaced it with partially hydrogenated soy bean oil. Cookies were mostly soaked in trans fats. My cholesterol numbers were horrible, and I was in the worst risk group based on those numbers. The situation is a little better these days, but you still need to do your homework and find out what foods do not have trans fats.

    Good luck!

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    I hide from exercise. I'm in the Fitness Protection Plan...

    But, more seriously, about all I can do is walking. Which I try to do on a regular basis. After 8 angioplasties and a five way bypass in the nineties, just lucky to still be here. But with a half dollar sized scar on my heart.

    Been on a variety of heart and cholesterol drugs for a couple of decades. Biggest change of late was switching to a low carb / high protein diet, no sugar, no rice, very occasional bread and/or potatoes. Resulted in 70 pound weight loss, highest HDL, lowest LDL and triglycerides ever.

    Think I'll keep doing what I do...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Red yeast rice gentleman...red yeast rice.
    Additionally, consider steel cut oats for breakfast. Add some fruit, nuts, cinnamon, dash of maple syrup (the good stuff)...mmm, good, very healthy and will lower your cholesterol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larrygregerson View Post
    Additionally, consider steel cut oats for breakfast. Add some fruit, nuts, cinnamon, dash of maple syrup (the good stuff)...mmm, good, very healthy and will lower your cholesterol.
    I eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning, with blueberries, or maple syrup, or bananas. Oatmeal does reduce bad cholesterol.

    What changed the most for me when I banned trans fats from my diet was my HDL, my good cholesterol: it doubled!

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    Went for a ride and a slide today.

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    Keep moo-vin'

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    Guess some of y'all been shovelin' a little snow for a fun workout with Jonas
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    Went for a mental workout riding thru and into San Antonio today. Staying in shape has a few meanings.
    Started with some oatmeal and some stretches I'll get some cardio somewhere.

    Forgot all the little skill sets I took for granted while commuting daily into Austin prior to moving to the rural low volume/pace . My swivel head is

    Even though we can ride yearly, unless it's necessary, avoid riding in large metro environments for fun nowadays. We pulled our ToyHauler thru this last week and back and still feel safer on the bike!

    I had to go inside the 410 Loop so had a lot of multi lane interchanges and a lot of situational awareness drills coming off of IH-10. Folks are not getting any smarter and even with hands free laws here there were still a lot of distracted lane wandering no signalin' boofs running 75MPH .
    Oh yeah, the heart-rate was elevated so I guess my cardio for today was good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Went for a mental workout riding thru and into San Antonio today. Staying in shape has a few meanings.
    Started with some oatmeal and some stretches I'll get some cardio somewhere.

    Forgot all the little skill sets I took for granted while commuting daily into Austin prior to moving to the rural low volume/pace . My swivel head is

    Even though we can ride yearly, unless it's necessary, avoid riding in large metro environments for fun nowadays. We pulled our ToyHauler thru this last week and back and still feel safer on the bike!

    I had to go inside the 410 Loop so had a lot of multi lane interchanges and a lot of situational awareness drills coming off of IH-10. Folks are not getting any smarter and even with hands free laws here there were still a lot of distracted lane wandering no signalin' boofs running 75MPH .
    Oh yeah, the heart-rate was elevated so I guess my cardio for today was good!
    Hands free driving has been here for a while. It give them the chance to text, shave, put on make-up or have breakfast. Always gets my cardio up- not in a good way
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    I've been off the statins for six weeks now. The horrible leg and foot cramps are gone, and just a bit of stiffness remains in my arches. Things I used to avoid due to discomfort (walking, going down to the basement, fiddling with the bikes if it meant standing for a while) are now painfree and not even in my consciousness. I've lost twenty pounds. Seems like the symptoms I had written off as middle age coupled with the lingering effects of old wounds were nothing more than a side effect of medication.

    The plan is to drop another 20# while continuing to increase my activity. Once I hit my target weight my health plan offers free dietary planning. I suspect red meat and beer will be relegated to the status of occasional treats after that
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    Sounds like a big improvement

    Keep up the plan, it appears to be working for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    I've been off the statins for six weeks now. The horrible leg and foot cramps are gone, and just a bit of stiffness remains in my arches. Things I used to avoid due to discomfort (walking, going down to the basement, fiddling with the bikes if it meant standing for a while) are now painfree and not even in my consciousness. I've lost twenty pounds. Seems like the symptoms I had written off as middle age coupled with the lingering effects of old wounds were nothing more than a side effect of medication.

    The plan is to drop another 20# while continuing to increase my activity. Once I hit my target weight my health plan offers free dietary planning. I suspect red meat and beer will be relegated to the status of occasional treats after that

    Your not the first that I have heard of where the statins side effects were causing trouble.
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