diagnosed with high cholesterol?
I was diagnosed with high cholestrol last week. Normal cholesterol is 200 or lower. My cholesterol is only 274 and the nurse told me that her husband’s cholesterol is 700 and that she see children come to the office with cholesterol over 1,000. I have been stressing and againizing over this. The Dr. isn’t going to be putting me on meds and just wants me to lower it with food and exercise. Do you think I can do this without changing my entire diet? I plan on eating more cheerios and oatmeal as well as cutting down on the red meat and fried foods.
I just don’t think that my cholesterol is up so much that I need to change my entire diet.
What do you all think?
Also- even though I fasted prior to the test, I work fairly late and I did eat fast food (including french fries) on my way home from work before I fasted. Could this make a difference?