My cholesterol has stuck stubbornly around 5...despite me trying everything to get it lower! Diet/exercise etc etc.
My latest attempt is, since June I have
1) had my morning porridge made with water only. 2) cut out pm smoothie coz of sugar content 3) just have a cuppa or skinny soup for lunch, with a chunk of Bread spread with Benecol.
I volunteer at a charity warehouse 2 days a week, so have quite an active lifestyle (not a couch potato). I have now lost nearly half a stone in weight, so I am barely 8 and a half stone. At 5' 7" that is not good.....I am always hungry and a diet of deprivation and abstinence is making me miserable
My total chol today was 5.48 (HDL 1.49/LDL 3.5) I really don't want to take statins because of the side effects, but.........!
I am 66, have AF which has been permanent for 4 years. I realise there are a lot of folk a lot worse off than me!