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High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure

Monday, March 03, 2014

My nutritionist diagnosed me with high cholesterol and blood pressure last week. I can't say I'm surprised, but it's still hard to comprehend. I've pretty much eliminated all fast food. There's a strong history of heart disease in my family, though.

I begin every day with a bowl of steel cut oats with some type of fruit, like strawberries or banana. She recommended I eat fish and I grimaced. I cannot stand the taste of fish. When I asked if omega-3 supplements would help (along with losing weight), she said yes, but not as much.

I've been walking every day for 30 minutes, too, if not longer. Is anyone else in the same situation when it comes to fish? Most of my friends and family enjoy it, but not me. Nasty.
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  • v FEMALEWRITER99
    Thanks, everyone! I'm going to pick up some almonds tonight emoticon emoticon
    846 days ago
  • v KAT321123
    I'm a vegetarian now, but never liked fish so that was one thing that was VERY easy to give up when I stopped eating meat. I do agree that you can train your palate to adjust to new foods (I used to hate most vegetables and tofu and now adore all of that), but I don't think you necessarily have to.

    There are other great sources of Omega-3s. Try flaxseed and/or walnuts on your morning oatmeal. Per weight and per calories flax and walnuts are both WAY higher in Omega-3s than any sort of fish.
    848 days ago
  • v WILLOW49
    Raising my hand high...I absolutely HATE any type of fish or seafood. YUK! I've tried and tried to eat it; just can't stand it.
    848 days ago
  • v E_SAT55
    I used to be in the same boat, hated fish with a passion and would only eat it deep fried and breaded. You can totally train your palate to start liking it though. Takes a bit of time, but less effort than one would think. Good luck! :D
    848 days ago
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