I am interested that your Total Cholesterol has gone up despite you losing weight. What is more meaningful is knowing your LDL cholesterol. It is this which is oxidised in the blood and known to be one factor that increases your risk of heart disease. We would normally expect to see total cholesterol come down with the weight loss you have achieved, as this is a very effective way to do this. However it is important to know, LDL cholesterol is modified if you have a number of risk factors for heart disease. I wonder of your thryroid function is affecting your lipid levels
While you say your cholesterol has gone up from good fats we know that the fats from plant foods ( mono/poly unsaturated fats) do not increase LDL cholesterol so they should not be affecting your total cholesterol that much. However we do know is that the fats from animal foods and coconut products being saturated fat do. I have seen this in my clinical practice where a person has decided to go on a high fat diet particularly animal fats and has kept a healthy body weight, with significantly increases in LDL cholesterol within a 6 week period.
My advice would be continue using less processed carbohydrate foods and adopt a more Mediterranean diet, more plant based which has moderate amounts of monounsaturated fats.
If your throid is underactive your GP will prescribe Throxine in the correct dose for it to function more normally. Thyroid function also impacts on your cholesterol so I would ensure you have this checked and monitored by your GP.
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