To Mikie and others on some version of the Syndrome X, Metabolic Syndrome or Metabolic Typing diets: I am now two months into the diet. I have lost 19 lbs. without being hungry, I am no longer bloated, I have zero IBS or GERD symptoms, and my moods are more even. Lab results, however, were a mixed bag. The abscence of sugars resulted in a dramatic drop in triglycerides and blood sugar and stroke risk, but eating all that meat, eggs, etc. that I never used to eat at all resulted in a dramatic rise in LDL and risk of heart attack. Result: Before diet After diet Tot. Cholesterol 275 250 LDL 151 187 HDL 34 35 Triglycerides 374 136 Fast Bld. sugar 104 79 CHD Risk ratio 8. 7.1 stroke risk 11 3.8 This is still totally unacceptable. I hope the rest of you are getting better results. I guess the only thing for me to do is just stop eating completely....then my cholesterol will have to go down! Seriously, I will have to stop the small amts. of cheese I eat, and replace my morning hard-boiled egg with something else, but it will have to be nuts, because anything else will make me gag (I've tried it all). Still trying, Klutzo P.S. For those of you not familiar with the relatively new stroke risk ratio, it is achieved by dividing your triglycerides by your HDL, and a normal result is 2 or less.