Any other young high cholesterol bees?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
2124 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Jw1724:  when i was 19, 135lbs 5’2. super active. i found out my cholesterol was like 350!!!! thats when i started eating better. i used to eat whatever i wanted and had no problem with wieght. think god cuz it in a way turned my life around. i would eat steak and potatoes and hell a whole mini choco cake from the store. im still the exact same size. but im 27 and exersice and still diet. eat super healthy.., well i try.  with this it has gotten better but now a ton. eventually if i still have a prob with it they will put me on meds. 

Post # 3
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

Jw1724:  exercise can help bigtime. I was taking the bus to work and not really active when I was diagnosed with high cholesterol. then I started walking to and from work every day (about 3 miles round trip). it went back down to normal in less than a year!

Post # 4
9147 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Jw1724:  I had a history of high cholesterol when I was younger but as soon as I moved out on my own and had complete control of my diet it dropped significantly.  I cut out canned veggies and replaced them with fresh in season or frozen veggies (plain no sauce!).  I eat a lot of chicken and turkey with the occasional shrimp, tilapia, and pork.  We only buy beef two or three times a month for burgers or steaks.  We also do not use very much salt (it’s not even in a shaker) and I try to buy loer sodium products whenever possible.  I also try to eat a bowl of oatmeal every morning and supplement with Benefiber because high fiber is supposed to help lower your cholesterol too.

I know it’s hard to do when you have a job like being a nurse but it’s important to plan your meals and pack your lunch.  If after 6 months of controlling your diet your cholesterol doesn’t lower significantly then it’s time to discuss other options and the possbility of medication with your doctor.

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