I never (well, not recently) had cholesterol measurements above normal, but I can tell you that when I cut out almost all junk food, started exercising, and lost the first 25 pounds or so, my numbers absolutely plummeted. I didn't otherwise change the way I eat, which is not particularly low fat but has been extremely low on animal protein/fats both before and after the big cholesterol nose-dive. I can't say that I'm typical, of course; I may not be.
Will your doctor give you a prescription to a dietician? If you can swing it, that might give you assistance in setting up a way of eating for you that is significantly healthier than before (and will help you lose weight) without changing so much it makes you want to tear your hair out.
Height 5'8 1/2" SW: 190+ CW: 139.0 (trying to regain back to low/mid 140s after IBS problems)
5K 4/21/11: 31:55
73 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (5,730)
2,036 8/13/14 6:29 A
When you set up your program with Sparkpeople you received a calorie range for your weight loss goal. Can you share this range?
When you set up your program, you also have access to daily meal and snack plans. Have you found this tool? Click above on MY TRACKERS, MY NUTRITION. If the meals and snack ideas are not showing, I can tell you how to "turn them on". Just let me know.
Hi I just got blood work back that says my cholesterol is high and I have set up a profile to monitor all that plus I need to loose weight in the process. Can anyone help me with some low fat snacks and lunches that are simple?
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