Recently being diagnosed with high cholesterol, I failed to ask my doctor how much (if ANY) cholesterol I can include in my diet. I've turned into a "label reader" and finding that just about everything has some cholesterol in it.......except for fruits and vegetables! I'm not buying anything that contains cholesterol. Am I doing right - or does the body need some cholesterol? HELP! I'm hungry!!!View Thread
Thanks for your reply & suggestions abnersmom! I also eat oatmeal at least 5 days a week and have found some mozzerella low-moisture, part-skim string cheese w/5 mg cholesterol! (there IS a God!) Apples, tangelos & bananas are my new snacks (instead of chips & cheese dip!) Lots of fresh, frozen and canned vegetables! I rarely eat red meat....chicken is the meat of choice in this house and since I'm a widow there's no one to argue! After I started the medication, I went to Hardee's and ate a THICK BURGER!!!! I now have a recipe for a low-cholesterol hamburger and have 6 little English Muffin pizzas in the freezer that I made myself!
Thanks to brunosbud, totallywiggedout & abnersmom - I know I'm on the right track!View Thread
I only wish I had learned to eat right back when I was young and I probably wouldn't have this problem. Never the less, what's done is done and I can't wait to get to Food Lion today to buy my ingredients for HOMEMADE pizza & hamburgers!
My daughter gave me a pedometer for Mother's Day & I walked off over 200 calories yesterday! If you conquered your bp problem, I know I can do this.....just needed some planning & encouragement!
THANK YOU, Kim! You have answered so many questions that I've been saving to ask my doctor in June.
I had read about the importance of fiber, nuts & oatmeal and the only meat I've been eating is baked chicken breast. I've always been a hearty eater and I miss foods like pizza, hamburgers & all kinds of cheese! I'm 5'3" and weigh 115 lbs. I'll be 70 years old June 18!!!
I do a 30 min. walk every day......sometimes twice a day!
I'm walking every day and doing some indoor exercises. My doctor put me on cholesterol medication but didn't tell me if I'm allowed to eat foods that contain SOME cholesterol. Fruits and vegetables are not satisfying my hunger! I go back to the doctor June 17 and that's a long time to wait for a real meal!View Thread