I couldn't find much advice available, especially on particular foods to avoid or choose, so once my diet plan had worked, I wrote it all down to help other people.
From HEART UK’s dietician, Linda Main: “Liz provides some practical common-sense ideas and advice which she has tried and tested to lower and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Her results demonstrate how a healthy balanced diet, low in saturated fat and high in wholegrain, fruits and vegetables and containing some cholesterol busting foods such as oats and nuts can be a central part of achieving this.”
Please also note: there are many different opinions on what dietary efforts can lower cholesterol. The reason why I wrote this book was that the regime I followed worked for me, in bringing my cholesterol levels down in 2010 and maintaining them at that level from then until now (currently five years). This won't suit everyone, and medical advice does change - this outlines just one option, I recommend here and in the book that you seek medical advice, and I appreciate that this is not the only option presented in the media and in medical advice. This is simply what worked for me.
In this short book, I:
•Explain the medical bits and show you where you can find more information
•Talk about my “rules” and how they are applied in practice
•Tell you about some things you’ll be surprised you can eat, and some you’ll be surprised you can’t
•Have a quick word about places you can eat out without undermining your diet
•Offer some exercise tips
Note: There are no drawings or tables in this book so don't worry about the 3 star review!
Note: new edition with an extra recipe, more recommendations for eating out, and US as well as UK measurements for cholesterol levels.
Note: I am not a doctor. Show your doctor this book and let them know what you're planning to do.