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  • posted by Jayuk84

    Hello All,
    Apologies if I am posting in the wrong group.

    I am a 35 male who had been told I have borderline high cholesterol (5.4) but I was tested as my mam has higher reading.

    I used to do weight training with little to no cardio and now I do nothing to elevate my heart rate. Also due to my desk job I sit for pretty much 7 hours a day. Diet is not balanced enough and frequently order a take away. This is a wake up call and I need to change my lifestyle..

    I am looking for any advice on lowering my cholesterol… I bought milk thistle and lesterin in the hope to help.
    I hear animal fats are bad and should be removed.plant based proteins are good?.

    I just want to make sure I’m not doing something wrong.

    Please provide me which experiences and any advice is welcomed.

    Thanks in advance.

  • posted by Californiagirl

    Welcome Jayuk84! I’m sorry you didn’t get an earlier reply — the last bit of celebrations has taken off and only a few people are posting right now. After January 1st there will be a lot more so please don’t feel ignored and stay with us!
    Your situation is common for anyone living these days, too many hours at a desk and a world full of bad take-out options around us.
    The BSD will absolutely help you get back on track and your cholesterol should respond to the improved diet fairly quickly. I think you will find that both plant based and animal proteins will work for this way of eating — it’s a personal choice.
    Most importantly, cut the sugar right out (in all its forms) and all the “white” carbs — there is research showing that just doing that will improve your cholesterol. Do you have the book? It’s very useful to have a copy to refer to. As you move forward, you will also see references to podcasts and other authors/physicians/researchers that have useful information so you can follow up with those too.
    Start the exercise today! Walking is a great start but getting back to weight lifting will be incredibly helpful too. Make that a goal.
    Let us know how you get on and ask questions when they come up — there are people from all over the world here and lots of collective knowledge.
    At 35 years, you are young and will respond quickly to this way of living — before you know it it will become your preferred way to eat and your sugar cravings will literally disappear (takes a few months but it is absolutely true).
    So good start and good wishes!

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