So...here's the scoop.
It was a mixed bag. The specialist said that my cholesterol was great and that anyone who told me otherwise should be ignored. Given my triglycerides my LDL should be light and fluffy. No need for statins unless my LDL was over 190.
So far so good. Asked how I'd lost the weight and I said LC. He said, oh, and of course low sat fat? I fessed up that I didn't believe sat fat was bad. I've been eating (gasp) red meat. So...that turns out to be where there is just no reasoning or compromise.
They "know" sat fat is bad for you (causes heart disease AND cancer) and even coconut oil is to be avoided. Use healthy oils especially canola (?!)
I think given my numbers are ok (whatever that even means anymore) I have two choices---go with what they tell me, or ignore them. Doesn't seem to be a middle way.
I'm going to choose to ignore them
My way seems to be the way of high HDL, low triglycerides and good FBG.
They suggested I up my carbs, "since your body needs carbs". And maybe I could have some ice cream occasionally. And yes, the words "healthy whole grains" were uttered, and I thought of this forum and smiled.
There is no point in discussing things or arguing, since they "know" you are wrong.