Last weeks total cholesterol was 4.7, this week it is 4.6. still not taking statins. These are good numbers if you subtract the 1.6 for triglycerides.
Just an update. Cholesterol is 4.3 triglycerides 1.3. Both good numbers, both still going down. BP is going down too. Adding things back into my diet in small quantities, such as egg yolks every second day and some cheese. Coconut oil which is high in saturated fat did not raise triglycerides or cholesterol. It is very expensive compared to butter though.
With this, like so many things it is not always as it would seem. I feel better, have more energy and I'm working harder. That in itself will lower cholesterol.
The point is that if you can't take statins for this you can do it with diet but it is more work. And you can still have carrot cake, cookies and things you like, just by changing ingredients a bit. And you can have a cheat day every week where you eat things you shouldn't. Done right it balances out.