As far as my diet is concerned I used to eat alot of cheese for my lunch at work (ham & cheese sandwiches) but the last month or so I cut them out alltogether & now have a tin of Tuna salad instead
I also eat alot of fruit each day, usually two bananas for breakfast then apples, pears, peaches etc throughout the day until lunch where I finish whatever fruit I have left along with my tuna salad.
I don't drink that much milk either, the milk I do consume is semi skimmed & is only used in my tea & coffee & I only have one teaspoon of sugar instead of three that I used to have about 2 years ago
I don't eat much red meat, infact I can't remember the last time I have a good old steak. The only red meat I can think off will be the mince I use for spagetti bolognase & that is only once every couple of months or so, I might also occasionly have bangers & mash
I love my veg & most of my meals will have some sort of veg in it I also eat alot of fish & chicken based meals.
I know that prawns are high in cholestrol & I have over the last few months included them in my diet. so I will have to cut down.
I don't know if I have a family history of high cholestrol problems so I will have to check
After months of getting fitter thought running I never felt better
So much so that after I was bitten by the running bug I thought it would be an opportunity to do a few small races to prepare myself for my ultimate goal of completing a marathon.
Unfortunalty a few months ago I got a leg injury that would not heal even after resting for two weeks at time, to make maters worse I appear to also have a trapped nerve that is now making me limp when I walk.
I went to the doctors to get some advice because I did not want to stop as I have my first 10k race over the weekend, I gave a routine blood sample & he got me to make an appointment with the Physio
Anyway, yesterday I got my blood results back & to add insult to injury it now turns out that my cholestrol level is too high,
This news took the wind out my sails as I thought I was pretty healthy especially now that I have been running, losing weight etc.
I feel so let down, I was looking forward to my first race
My cholestral level is 6.9 by the way, It should be below 5
I can't even think of what foods to cut out because I do generally eat healthily, No fried breakfasts, no, take aways & I don't drink that much either