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High Cholesterol Message Board

High Cholesterol Board Index

I used to have high Cholesterol around 300 and high Triglycerides around 500; and high blood sugar readings, back around 13 years ago. I never went on statins or metformin. I preferred to try diet first, before having to get on medications.

I went on an ovo-vegetarian diet of small, low calorie, low glycemic meals; and started a vigorous daily exercise program of pushups, weight lifts, stepper and power walks. My blood sugar numbers are now always very healthy and my Cholesterol is now-

[*]Total Cholesterol: 167
[*]HDL: 60
[*]LDL: 89
[*]TC:HDL ratio: 2.8
[*]Triglycerides: 88

High Cholesterol means, to me, that one has a less than healthy diet, of too many calories, causing metabolic dysfunction, which, over time, can cause health problems, including increased risk of stroke and diabetes, IMHO.

I enjoy my diet and I enjoy the great health benefits, but it is soooooo very difficult to stay on my diet. I dream of eating pizza and double cheeseburgers and french fries and beer and snacks, etc. I stay on my diet, because I also have heart failure (which is improving rapidly!), but I totally realize why it is so very difficult for others to go on a truly healthy diet.

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