Whatever you decide to do, when you get his cholesterol checked in 6 months, compare the numbers, and see if all the recommended changes are actually doing any good. I had high cholesterol, and was on Lovastatin, which is the same as Simvistatin, which they have given me interchangeably. I am diabetic, with CHF, so I was on a low fat, high fiber, moderate carb diet, of 1800 calories, and 1500 mg Na.
I will admit that I didn't follow it 100%, because the food on the diet triggered cravings, and I binged at times, but for almost 7 years I followed it 80% of the time. My cholesterol numbers didn't change at all.
I am not going to tell you what worked for me, because we are all different, except to say weight loss and exercise help everybody, and will probably have a greater effect than the type of diet you eat. I did lose 150 lbs, and walk 45 minutes a day now. I am now off my cholesterol meds with a low cholesterol, LDL, and tris, and a climbing HDL.
Just remember to see if the plan you are following gets you the results that you are looking for. I spent 7 years following their plan, with zero results.
I hope it works for your husband. My father had a stroke at 47, and recovered almost 100%, and ran his own business. Do everything they tell you to for 6 months, and hopefully the numbers improve dramatically.
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4