Cassie, the company that makes my low carb diet shake mix sent me a reply to my request for the poly and mono fat content. She does not yet have the info, but understood my need for the info to monitor my ratio of those fats in an effort to reduce my triglycerides without meds. She forwarded my email to the manufacturing unit to try to get the answer for me.
I almost decided my new way of eating, The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet, is too hard and I can't do it. But then I read people with metabolic syndrome (I qualified with my huge belly, high triglycerides, and HDL under 50) should aim for the higher of the total fat range of 23-35 grams per day in order to keep their carbs in check. So that made me feel more validated. The recommendation for sat fat is no more than 7% of total calories, but I'm going to aim for 8% since my doc often reminds me I don't have to be perfect, just better than I used to be.
So here are my goals for this week:
Calorie limit 1500
Total fat calories limit 35% of total calories
Saturated fat limit 8% of total calories
Meat, poultry and fish limit 5 oz. per day
Cholesterol under 200mg
Net carbs (total carbs less fiber) 25g
Fiber minimum 25g
Protein minimum 120g
Exercise 5 days
Remember to take both morning and evening supplements
Age 66, 5 feet tall
Highest weight ever 246 lbs. in the fall of 2010
FitDay starting weight 1/17/11 240 lbs.
Weight 3/11/2013 222.5
Weight 5/1/2013 231
Weight 5/8/2013 227.5