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MitchThe$nitch

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I had a thread about this a few years ago, but couldn't find it. I got my first check up in many years and found out that i'm good - with the exception of massively high cholesterol. because of my age (working towards mid 30s) he wants me to take action. which of course, sucks.

 

The shitty thing is I do work out out...so the food is the problem.

 

Anyone else working on lowering it? Tips?

 

results:

 

cholesterol total = 300. normal is 100-199

triglycerides = 247. normal is 0-149

HDL cholesterol = 47. normal is >39

 

eating pizza right now, possibly for the last time for a few months...

 

doctor says beer/alcohol is not responsible for this, so...thats the good news.

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I'm eating a breakfast burrito with eggs potato cheese bacon avacado and peppers.

It's ridiculously delicious but probably not the most healthy thing ever.

 

Eat more greens, drink less beer.

And water.

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i just plan to eat whatever i want untill i can make an "i'm having chest pains" thread and post to facebook before i call 911. it will be epic.

but i do find myself eating a lot more fresh vegetables and skipping fast food lately. /dontwanttoknowmynumberoner

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Isn't oatmeal supposed to be good for helping lower cholesterol?

 

YES! I have been eating that shit 7 mornings a week since I can remember. I recently went to the DR and mine is looking good. I also run a lot and try to eat lean stuff. I avoid fast food as much as possible. It costs more to get a good meal, but it's wroth it. A lot of fast food restaurants have a healthy option though. Taco Bell, surprisingly, has some pretty healthy options and they're cheap as fuck too. Also, I gave up soda about 6 years ago, but I'm not sure if that has anything to with your cholesterol.

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I eat a lot of oatmeal, so not sure what the issue is...

 

I think overall i eat giant meals - that's my problem...

 

planning to re-take the test in january after a serious diet that i'll start...after my vacation next week in mexico.

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keep HDLs high

keep LDLs low

 

yeah HDLs are important.

a lot of it is genetics too.

some people have high LDLs no matter what. which is unfortunate.

my gf's dad eats bacon and eggs ever day and he's almost 50 and his cholesterol has always been fine. but he also eats lots of fish and whole grains and stuff.

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I went to the free health clinic at school and they flagged my cholesterol for almost being too low. Said I was the lowest they'd seen since working there. Really the only cholesterol I eat is from eggs, which are from my own chickens. I eat like 2 a day but it's good cholesterol i hear. No fast food, ever. No soda, no candy, no processed food. 90% of what I eat I cook myself. It's not a very hard habit to get into...Gnars was right on running and x'ing soda, but it's NOT more expensive to eat healthy. It's MUCH LESS expensive. Bananas, potatoes, and cabbage make up most of my diet and its dirt cheap. Run a mile or two in the morning, takes 15 minutes. It's not a hard habit to get into, and you feel fucking great all day.

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And the most interesting thing about grocery shopping healthy: Shop the perimeter of the store. Don't even fuck with the middle aisles, they're all junk food.

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cod liver oil/salmon oil. the oil, not the gelcaps.

and green tea helps too.

and oatmeal. big bowls of it.

and exercise.

 

 

agreed...especially the exercising part.

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And the most interesting thing about grocery shopping healthy: Shop the perimeter of the store. Don't even fuck with the middle aisles, they're all junk food.

 

 

this. i don't follow it but should.

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your doc is an idiot to tell his patient alchohol and beer isnt part of the problem. Beer belly, HELLO???

 

a glass of red whine is anything from 90-130 calories per glass.

 

guiness , forget about it.

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I ate bacon last night, but also ran 3 miles. Off on a vacation with the wifey, all inclusive, going to live it up..Then focus on this problem. Thanks for the advice all. The sacry thing is I already so a lot of the things that are supposed to keep it down..so it may be partly hereditary. I'm going to give it from 10/25ish thru early January and re-test.

 

oh, and the fish oil pills are no good? i've been taking them for a while, along with red yeast rice extract, and flax seed oil.

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