I am officially a Fatty :(

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    May 30, 2014 2:08 AM GMT
    I just heard heartbreaking news from my doctor who told me I have high cholesterol, bp, and on the verge of diabetes. What I am most afraid of is the diabetes as that is no joke.

    When my dr delivered the news he said, "I would normally tell my clients to exercise, but telling you that wouldn't make any sense and you might disappear if you keep work out more!!"

    I do Crossfit 4 times a week, I lift weights 3 days a week, and I run 3 miles once a week with a body fat of 8%. I am also the world's most picky eater and don't eat sweets and limit my carbs such as breads, pastas, rice...

    Any advice RJers?


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    May 30, 2014 2:16 AM GMT
    Wow what? Lol 2nd opinion
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    May 30, 2014 2:20 AM GMT
    Diabetes (well, type 1 anyway) is a food borne illness.

    While you may "look" very healthy on the outside, what you put in your body still matters.
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    May 30, 2014 2:34 AM GMT
    Wtf? Did the doc have any advice? Any suggestions on Where the Cholesterol is coming from? What is your HDL like? The pre-diabetics? The high bp? Do you have a family history of these things? Do you really eat healthy, clean? Are you messing with steroids?

    If not, get your ass to another doc pronto!
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    May 30, 2014 2:35 AM GMT
    Simply to put, with the very little personal health info of yours...I guess you need changes in diet. Stress can also induce those high levels and also several other factors.
    Anyways, It's just an idea.
    What did your doctor suggested you? Anything other than medicines?
  • AMoonHawk

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    May 30, 2014 2:40 AM GMT
    Try eating normal food twice a week.
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    May 30, 2014 2:40 AM GMT
    Get another blood test and make sure you are fasting before you get the test. Get another set of data and maybe see another doctor before panicking.

    If the second blood test confirms the first, then you may have some work to do to control what you can.

    Eliminate starches, especially wheat. Starches turn to sugar and the pancreas has to produce insulin. Insulin resistance is on the road to diabetes.

    Up your intake of olive oil, avocados, and fish-oil capsules. Google for other kinds of oils which actually will lower your bad cholesterol and raise your good cholesterol.

    Get rid of salt. Get rid of processed foods in all forms canned, boxed, and frozen. They all tend to have more salt and sodium which contribute to high blood pressure.

    Get rid of sugar. Also, beware of sugar in juice, certain fruits, and certain vegetables.

    Do go to a mental health professional to see if there are psychological issues which are contributing to your physiological blood pressure issue.

    Keep a food diary. Review this with your physician after 90 days.


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    May 30, 2014 2:40 AM GMT
    bhp91126 saidWtf? Did the doc have any advice? Any suggestions on Where the Cholesterol is coming from? What is your HDL like? The pre-diabetics? The high bp? Do you have a family history of these things? Do you really eat healthy, clean? Are you messing with steroids?

    If not, get your ass to another doc pronto!



    The cholesterol and bp I guess seem to be fostered by my family history as my father has it. I don't have a history of diabetes. Yes, I eat very healthy. In fact, my meats are always chicken or fish and I don't eat any red meats. My veggies are all raw except those that cannot be eaten raw, such as asparagus. I am not messing with steroids nor workout supplements. I built my physical body naturally
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    May 30, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
    "I just heard heartbreaking news from my doctor who told me I have high cholesterol, bp, and on the verge of diabetes. What I am most afraid of is the diabetes as that is no joke."


    Did you see your doctor because you were experiencing specific symptoms or did your doc tell you this information during a routine physical which obviously included bloodwork?
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    May 30, 2014 2:42 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidTry eating normal food twice a week.


    This always.
    I'm defining "normal" as "natural".
    And, I tend to eat as raw as possible.
  • tj85016

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    May 30, 2014 2:42 AM GMT
    get a 2nd opinion fast.

    at 28 do what ever you can to avoid blood pressure and cholesterol meds.

    oral diabetes meds are horrible for your kidneys
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    May 30, 2014 2:47 AM GMT
    Just because you have high cholesterol and bp doesn't make you a fatso! I have dozens of patients who have elevated lipid levels and blood pressure because of genetics and they are in great or decent shape. Their bodies do not produce enough of the good cholesterol to combat the bad ones and their bp levels are naturally high. These conditions have been passed down to them by their family.

    As for your diabetes, it's gotta be type 1 because you don't fit the criteria of someone who has type 2. If it is in fact type 2, then that's another condition you can thank your mother or father for giving you.
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    May 30, 2014 2:49 AM GMT
    You might wanna change the title.
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    May 30, 2014 3:12 AM GMT
    It's not likely exercise; it's probably your diet.

    Increase your soluble and insoluble fiber intake. Best sources are vegetables and beans followed by berries and fruits (not juices).

    Make sure you have a variety of oils in your diet (don't go crazy and only use olive oil, or only use coconut oil - maintain variety, even including some saturated fats like butter occasionally).

    If you don't eat fish, then find a good fish-oil supplement with at least 400mg EPA and 200mg DHA daily.

    Oat bran and psyllium husks - add them to smoothies (if you make smoothies), add them to yogurt, just get some in there - daily if possible.

    The process of re-equilibrating your body's cholesterol, triglycerides, and insulin response is a year-long project.

    SLEEP. Get more sleep. All the best shit (including muscle growth) happens when you're asleep. Make time more time for it.

    And as someone else said, keep a food diary. It will change you more than you can imagine because you will become acutely aware of what you're eating. Try it for a month.
  • Kjonyou

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    Jul 03, 2014 10:56 AM GMT
    Get another test. This happened to me once. Was in the normal range then one day orchestral was at 800! 200 is about the cut off of normal.

    I fasted for 8 hours before the test as told but what I figured out my body just did not process dinner the night before as fast as other people. So when the 2nd test came around I made sure nothing but water 12 hours before the blood draw. And what do you know, everything normal.

    Although, I still suspect contaminated sample or lab error. I only had some skinless chicken the night before the bad test.

    DR would not admit fault. She said something to the effect of "glad you have been making better food choices".
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    Jul 03, 2014 11:19 AM GMT
    Aggieboy saidI just heard heartbreaking news from my doctor who told me I have high cholesterol, bp, and on the verge of diabetes. What I am most afraid of is the diabetes as that is no joke.

    When my dr delivered the news he said, "I would normally tell my clients to exercise, but telling you that wouldn't make any sense and you might disappear if you keep work out more!!"

    I do Crossfit 4 times a week, I lift weights 3 days a week, and I run 3 miles once a week with a body fat of 8%. I am also the world's most picky eater and don't eat sweets and limit my carbs such as breads, pastas, rice...

    Any advice RJers?

    I agree with getting a second opinion. And how can you be a "fatty" at 8% body fat? That's virtually anorexic. Diabetes does not mean you're fat, although many obese people will develop it. It's a complex condition that you should research.

    My own body fat was running between 9 & 10% for years, especially when I taught college phy ed. And I developed a low sugar problem, which improved when my fat went back up.

    My ex-BF also had about 9% body fat. We attended the outdoor Renaissance Faire near Minneapolis one time, and he passed out right in front of me. Actually, he got woozy first and crashed into a vendor's booth, made a terrible mess. Had to have the fairgrounds medics evacuate him.

    Doctors said he had a low sugar crash, partly related to his very low body fat. Fat isn't all bad, it's an important part of our metabolism & health. You've just got to keep it in the right balance - neither too much nor too little. Your doctor may have been trying to tell you that.

    Simply ask your doctor, or another, if 8% body fat is healthy. I think I know what you're gonna be told.
  • gwuinsf

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    Jul 05, 2014 4:19 PM GMT
    Aggieboy said
    bhp91126 saidWtf? Did the doc have any advice? Any suggestions on Where the Cholesterol is coming from? What is your HDL like? The pre-diabetics? The high bp? Do you have a family history of these things? Do you really eat healthy, clean? Are you messing with steroids?

    If not, get your ass to another doc pronto!



    The cholesterol and bp I guess seem to be fostered by my family history as my father has it. I don't have a history of diabetes. Yes, I eat very healthy. In fact, my meats are always chicken or fish and I don't eat any red meats. My veggies are all raw except those that cannot be eaten raw, such as asparagus. I am not messing with steroids nor workout supplements. I built my physical body naturally


    Where's the fat in your diet? Your body needs fat, and that could be part of your problem. An imbalance in Omega-3s to 6s will cause systemic inflammation which will cause high cholesterol.

    "Eating very healthy" is such a loaded statement IMO. Raw vegetables for example. There's obviously the whole raw food diet that says it's better for you, but then I've also read studies that say cooked veggies are better because cooking increases the bioavailability of the nutrients.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 04, 2016 5:31 AM GMT
    Aggieboy saidI just heard heartbreaking news from my doctor who told me I have high cholesterol, bp, and on the verge of diabetes. What I am most afraid of is the diabetes as that is no joke.

    When my dr delivered the news he said, "I would normally tell my clients to exercise, but telling you that wouldn't make any sense and you might disappear if you keep work out more!!"

    I do Crossfit 4 times a week, I lift weights 3 days a week, and I run 3 miles once a week with a body fat of 8%. I am also the world's most picky eater and don't eat sweets and limit my carbs such as breads, pastas, rice...

    Any advice RJers?


    You are definitely not a fatso. Not even close. You are a very beautiful, athletic, young guy. Just because you have high cholesterol doesn't mean that you are in bad health so don't sweat the little stuff. Hey I am 55 and in fairly good health and have high cholesterol and I am not one bit worried about it. I refuse to take the cholesterol medicine because I feel good and I largely avoid most fast foods and processed foods. Keep up the outstanding work on your physique and continue on your current diet plan. You are in excellent shapeicon_smile.gif
  • mybud

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    Dec 05, 2016 12:57 AM GMT
    You're lookin good...Fuck the doc jabber...
  • NOLAman1977

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    Dec 05, 2016 1:53 AM GMT
    Some people lose when it comes to genetics. High blood pressure and cholesterol and diabetes can be genetic and there is nothing one can do about it but take medication to control it.