Your cholesterol is low in my opinion. The Statin drug companies are the ones who actually lowered the line from 250 to 200, and not impartial scientists like you might think. If you look at a graph of death from all causes, you find the least mortality right at 200. Lower than 200 goes into higher mortality much faster than higher than 200.
You also cannot determine your cholesterol health from a total count. The two most important factors are hdl over 50 and triglycerides under 150. Your LDL says nothing unless you go farther and find the particle size ratio. People with low triglycerides normally have high LDL type B- the good type. And people with high triglycerides normally have high LDL type A- the bad kind.
I have never seen a person go low carb that did not improve their cholesterol health. Some people increase LDL on low carb diets, but it is normally the type B that increases and that’s what you would want.
If your doctor doesn’t know about this and is going on total cholesterol or total LDL, I’d say you need a better doctor. There are a lot of doctors that I believe are of poor quality. They do what the drug companies suggest, which is always to prescribe drugs that only affect symptoms and do not fix the underlying problem.
I eat meat at every meal along with vegetables. After going low carb, my heart health is terrific. My energy is high and constant all day for the first time in my life. I have no urge to take afternoon naps like before. My Father, my Grandfather and my Uncle all died of heart disease. My Father was eating low fat and low calorie and only got sicker until he died of a heart attack in his 60s. I now believe it was his high carb/low fat diet that was making him sick. It certainly didn’t make him happy. He craved steak and eggs and all those things he denied himself because the doctor said those things would kill him. Thanks doc!!
Sorry for the long post, but his stuff really gets me going.