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Do you eat what you like or worry about cholesterol levels?

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No i dont eat what i like as have high cholesterol so need to watch.
However, i dont worry too much about this, but do worry more about eating and not eating sugar products!
by Finy
Yes, you are right, I reckon. It seems much easier to get cholesterol down with drugs and/or diet than these darned sugars. The trouble is that food in general turns into some form of sugar :(
by Rice
true too!
by Finy
No sugar, no carbs, no fun. Better health though. I have found that I just can't cheat myself so I have had to focus on my eating habits very keenly. My cholesterol has never been an issuse but my blood sugar is. *sigh*
by Rice
. . issue. (morning fingers. lol)
by Rice
Probably worse having high sugar as cholesterol is, i think, easier to control!
by Finy
I don't worry too much about cholesterol. I take medication for cholesterol and my levels are very well controlled . I eat a healthy diet, so if you do that, you should be fine, instead of worrying about every speck of fat you eat. Some amount of fat in our diets is necessary.
My main enemy are carbohydrates. I have cut them out of my diet, and my blood sugar has come right down and I am losing weight. I am a healthier person all round now.

My late mother was a nursing sister and she always said you need fat for your brain and your liver to function. She fried in dripping and baked with lard . . . now it's all back to the old ways and the manufactured oils etc are the bad ones.
by Rice
by Lluxi
I eat what I want to, and take no notice of what we are told we should eat, as for being told we must take vitamins etc for our health. -- what is wrong with our food intake that we must have extra vitamins in the form of pills.
To het the amount of fish oils you need in one day, you would need to eat 20 tins of salmon. Do you do that ??? We can eat the healthiest diet, but still be deficient in vitamins. I know that as a child, I was eating red meat almost every day, but was still deficient in iron and had to take supplements. Most people are deficient in vitamin D3 despite living in one of the sunniest countries in the world. People who are lactose intolerant would be deficient in calcium unless they have supplements, because they don't drink milk or have dairy. They are at very high risk of osteoporosis. Vitamin D cannot be absorbed without the presence of calcium. Think about it. You must have certain levels of vitamins and minerals in the body daily for chemical processes to take place, and for optimum health. It is impossible to get these amounts from diet alone, even if you eat the best diet possible, and I don't know anyone who eats the best diet possible. Then there are other things like illness which affect the levels of vitamins and minerals in the body and their absorption. Chemo and other things also affect this. Vitamins and minerals need replacing every day. People on low fat diets need essential fatty acids to absorb vitamins A, D, E and K. On low fat diets, they may not get these absorbed properly, or at all. Water content in the body, too much or too little will affect the absorption of vitamins B and C. So much evidence and scientific proof to disprove what you just said.
by Lluxi
I don't worry about cholesterol levels. I try to eat a reasonably healthy, low processed diet. Same as what I try to feed my kiddies!
I eat what I like and have annual checkups and all is normal.
I don't worry about cholesterol, but then again, we eat quite healthy in our house. Without take out or fast food. With lots of veggies, less meat or dairy.
I eat what I like but do get tested regularly ... when it becomes a problem I shall adjust.
I am conscious of what I eat
by AJ
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