I am trying alcohol to raise HDL. About 5 oz of red wine a night, or a couple of beers. I think it's just the alcohol content that's important, not that it is wine or whiskey. I won't measure HDL again for another month, but my level tends to be around 40. Curious to see if this raises my levels.I do eat whole eggs every morning and yes they are good for you, however nothing budges my HDL. Not avocado, eggs, butter, fish oil, fish, MCT oil, etc.
And the link Vince posted is interesting in that losing weight initially lowers HDL but in the longer term (1 year +) raises HDL.
I also have seen studies that suggest different HDL response to lowing weight by dieting vs exercise. (Running).