I was diagnosed as being prediabetic a year ago and have made changes to my diet and lifestyle over the last year. I adopted a low carb, high fat diet and exercised a lot more - although I was already fit and within the normal BMI. I did lose 8.5 kg of weight - but put back on 2 kg after friends and family said that I had lost too much weight. I put a couple of kgs back on by not being too worried about quantities - although I stuck to the low carb and avoiding snacking, and my weight has been consistent for the last 6 months. I have just had my blood tests back and while my HbA1c is now at 38 (from 44) the doctor is now concerned abut my cholesterol levels which have shot up to 9.0. the good cholesterol (HDL) has increased over the year from 1.05 to 1.5 and also triglycerides reduced to normal levels (1.4), but the LDL (bad) cholesterol has increased a lot. I don't really understand it since I eat no processed meats - but before doing low card I did not eat much meat and I have increased my consumption of meat and dairy (full fat yoghurt and cheese). I've also increased many other things - nuts, seeds, fish, olive oil, oats. The recommendation from the doctor is to ease off low carb and reduce significantly all foods with high saturated fats - all I can see that this means is reducing/eliminating cheese, yoghurt, meat, smoked mackerel which are the only things I eat which appear to be high in saturated fats. I now feel I am caught between a rock and a hard place - eliminating these foods and staying low carb (while maintaining a healthy weight) feels challenging, easing off on low carb and reducing saturated fat foods will probably push my HbA1c levels back up and the doctor is adamant that I can't ignore the cholesterol problem. I am very opposed to going on cholesterol medications. Does anyone have any suggestions or experience of low carb and eliminating high saturated fat foods? Is it achievable?