I just had some bloodwork done, and my hemoglobin came back - high, around 15.6 (i'm a 28 year old female). Is this cause for concern? is this related to the paleo diet? is it related to high cholesterol? any idea as to the cause? I'm normal weight, and have been paleo since June. My cholesterol levels were also high:
TC: 294 LDL 222 HDL: 44 Tri: 138
Should I be concerned about these levels as well?
I'm 5'7 and between 135-140lbs. but i would say i'm probably 30% bodyfat if i had to guess - in other words i could use to lose ten or so pounds of fat. I try to fast most mornings, eat mainly high quality grass fed protein and some veg w/ butter, good fats, small amounts of fruits/nuts, eggs, bacon, the usual suspects. have been at this for 4 months - occasional non paleo meals (ie once every couple weeks), some wine. Prior to eating paleo i would call my self a sugar addict - wheat was part of every meal - and i was never interested in protein or fat...have always been a "normal" body weight - (yet never appropriately lean) due to competitive sports through college.