I am a 55 year old US ex-Pat living in Thailand. I first heard of the low-carb style of eating on the documentary Fat Head. It intrigued me, so I did my research, implemented the diet, and am monitoring the results.
I have lost 25 lbs., my energy, libido, blood pressure and thinking are much improved and my cholesterol profile is amazing. I get my blood tested each month and compare the results. My HDL continues to rise and my LDL and Triglycerides continue to fall…every month! Last month’s results were HDL 81, LDL 89 and Triglycerides 81. This is on a diet of meat, eggs, olive oil, sour cream, bacon, vegetables and butter, but no refined carbs or trans fat oils. I am also experiencing some very nice and unexpected side effects; greatly reduced flatulence (my friends are very pleased) and no hangovers (the section of Thailand that I live in has a very diverse nightlife).
Your talk at the AHS was one of the best I have seen yet and is the reason I am writing you.
Congratulations Eric! The effects seem typical, except maybe for the hangover thing… some experience that they need to drink less alcohol when on an LCHF diet, as the effect of alcohol may increase.