The Cholesterol Lowering Diet

“I’m trying to lose weight and ‘tone up…And I also want to lower my cholesterol…

So should I be eating a low fat diet and which foods will help me lose weight and lower my cholesterol?”

^^^ A question I get from a lot of ladies using my Tone Up System

I get it. It's confusing out there. They change their mind about butter, eggs and cheese every, single day...

Forgetting ONE key thing I'm going to share with you today.

So, first things first….There are certain foods which MAY lower your cholesterol.

Here’s 4 ‘cholesterol lowering’ (types of) foods:

1) Oats – they contain beta glucan which can bind to cholesterol and interfere with it’s absorption. 3g of a type of fibre (beta glucan) found in oats per day has been shown to reduce cholesterol (that’s equivalent to 3 bowls of porridge per day, however…)

2) Unsaturated fats – swapping saturated / trans fats for polyunsaturated, such as oily fish, olive oils and nuts, or monounsaturated fats, such as avocado and olive oils can have cholesterol lowering effects (you could also fry with ‘fry light’ instead of butter / coconut oil)

3) Plant sterols and stanols – They are similar in structure to cholesterol so may block the absorption of cholesterol. They are found in veggies and nuts. However, you’d probably need to eat a ton of these to get the amount needed for the ‘cholesterol lowering’ effect (hence the yoghurts etc..but even them, you still have to eat quite a bit of the stuff)

4) Soluble fibre – Yep, found in good old fruit, veggies, and pulses like lentils and beans! Your other half won't thank me for that one...

But are we missing what’s REALLY important here?

Well, the scientists looked at the effect of high fat vs low fat diets on cholesterol levels and found:

* Low fat diets decreased bad (LDL) cholesterol

* High fat diets were superior to low fat diets with respect to good (HDL) cholesterol

^^^ Controversial, right?

Because we now know that your ratio of good (HDL) to bad (LDL) cholesterol is a key indicator in heart disease. And is perhaps a better indicator than TOTAL CHOLESTEROL…

But there’s more:

Weight loss / FAT LOSS through diet and exercise is important as every kilogram of weight loss is associated with a DECREASE in your bad cholesterol and an INCREASE in your GOOD cholesterol 
 

So, whether you go high fat or low fat…losing fat and toning up (which muscle strengthening exercises will help with) appears to be the key 

Which brings me back to something I’ve been talking about a lot this week…

Being a bit rough around the edges with your diet.

And it’s why having a flexible approach to your diet that allows you to eat the foods you actually ENJOY..

^^^ Depending on whether you’re in the mood for a carby risotto or a juicy steak (always rare for me)…

Whilst still achieving the body you want and fitting back into your favourite clothes

Will probably help you lower your cholesterol MORESO than just hoping that a few bowls of porridge does the trick…

Just as I show you HERE

No hype, just a scientifically proven Tone Up System that works (if you do)...

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