So if the title hasn't said enough, I've been diagnosed with genetically high cholesterol from my mums side of the family!
This is a big bummer as I'm trying to build up muscle by training hard and eating like a machine!
I was told by my doctor to not eat foods like beef, pork, jerky, butter... if it has fat, put it down or half the portion minimum!
If I'm honest this is a big kick in the jewels
So I was wondering has anyone else got this? And if so what foods are still great to eat which have lots of protein as I doubt I could live off chicken and fish forever!
I'm eating benecol butter and these probiotic drinks that lower it but is there anything else I can do (I'm also eating a low fat version or wholemeal version of everything else)
Cheers to you if you have any help it is much appreciated!
04-13-2012, 09:37 AM #1
I've got genetic High Cholestorol! HELP!!
04-13-2012, 09:57 AM #2
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I don't have enough time for a full response. but my cholesterol was up well over 300...it never goes over 160 now and almost all my relatives are on meds because of high cholesterol.
Know what I did?
1. Cut the carbs...from around 600ish a day to around 150-250 max a diet
2. increased the fats...I eat around 100-125 grams of fat a diet during a bulk. Beef, steak, butter you name it
3. Greens drink...makes a HUGE different I drink 2-3 powdered greens drinks a day
4. Eating greens...get used to getting your greens. I eat almost a bag of kale a day.
5. cardio...do it all year whether you are cutting or bulking...doesn't ahve to be a ton. i always do at least 20 minutes 4 times a week.
I'm eating 12+ eggs a day and I can't get my cholesterol over 200 if I tried. If you go low fat high carbs have fun with high cholesterol forever. I am insane with my bloodwork and health. I get it checked every 3 months and it is picture perfect and it is mostly because of the above.
04-13-2012, 10:03 AM #3
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If you had the tests done at hand and could post them here, along with your current full diet and activity levels, we could give a much better response as to your query.
"Genetics" is often a huge Cop-Out used by all kinds of "professionals". Including Doctors. While there is some truth to it, most likely your current cholesterol levels can be managed very well with proper diet and exercise as those two factors are Major influences for a ton of medical issues.
Too often will people cry Genetics and whatnot, all the while being 100lb over-weight and munching on McDonalds burgers and fries for 90% their caloric intake.“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”
― Alvin Toffler
04-13-2012, 10:12 AM #4
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04-13-2012, 11:15 AM #7
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