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Old 05-12-2010, 07:56 AM
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My doctor took blood test and said my cholesterol levels were high and that I should lower my cholesterol diet and eat low fat foods to help this. The dr also said to exercise and more test will be done soon.

What specific foods should I eat to help this?

What foods should I buy at the grocery store?

What should I be having for breakfast, lunch, dinner?

I think exercising should be 3 times a week.

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Old 05-12-2010, 08:16 AM
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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One of the things that helped me lower my cholesterol was eating oatmeal for breakfast.

Re exercising, resistance exercises or weights should be 3 times a week, but cardio should be 5-6 times a week.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:21 AM
Location: Texas
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Working out 6 days a week (three cardio, three weights).
Oatmeal/fiber-rich cereal for breakfast.
Eat lots of leafy green veggies.
Cut back on red meat and fatty foods.
Take a fiber supplement.
Lean white meats.
Drink lots of water.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:21 AM
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Here's what worked for me. Read the labels on everything you eat and keep your total consumption of saturated fat grams at 14 grams or less per day. It's easy and lets you eat what you want, just in limited quantities.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:41 AM
Location: East Valley, AZ
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Eat lots of whole fruits and veggies (nothing canned or processed!) and natural meats. I dropped out all processed foods and my cholesterol plummeted.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:12 PM
Location: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
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For me, I needed to do a variety of things for these old bones. I stayed clear of hydrogenated oils, trans fats.

Made sure my diet included plenty of omega 3 fatty acids. Take a garlic supplement, ground flax seed, green tea. Needed to eat foods rich in carbohydrates(fruits, veggies, whole grains).

Juicing helped alot for me. There's plenty of great veggies that i just won't eat, so i will gather 'em all up, throw 'em in a juicer with some apples, and drink 'em up! Usually a bit yucky(well, not too bad!), but it does the trick. Organic produce only. I also eat oatmeal.

Gotta throw in some good aerobic activity also. Worked(works) for me!!
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:24 PM
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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There's a whole lot of info here:
Cholesterol Management Center - WebMD

Somewhere on that page, one may subscribe to an email newsletter about fighting high cholesterol.
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:26 PM
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Cardio 5 times per week.
Weights 3 times.
Low fat Diet with lots of fiber, veggies and fruit.
Oatmeal every morning.
Fish Oil capsules.
Weight and BMI in optimal range.

Cholesterol still high. Damn you bad genetics.

Last edited by UNC4Me; 05-14-2010 at 05:22 PM..
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Old 11-15-2015, 07:42 AM
Location: Raleigh NC
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Read Grain Brain by Dr. Perlmutter.

Changes to diet and exercise: always good. Taking cholesterol lowering medications: questionable.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:27 AM
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He can write you a referral to a dietician/nutritionist for a consultation.

Oatmeal and apples have soluble fiber which inhibit the absorption of carbs which get converted into cholesterol.

Cut down on foods with carbohydrates and sugar. Grains and processed foods. Wheat Belly Diet by Dr. Davis is a very popular book and diet.

Walk after dinner to raise your metabolic rate and lower your blood sugar.

If nothing works, they'll eventually put you on statins to lower your LDL and/or niacin to raise your HDL.
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