I am 29 and have been having heart palpatations since i had my 2nd child last year, but then i suddenly lost 3 stone in the last 2 months alone, even though i was eating normal, if not more over xmas, and i started feeling very tired all the time. I went to the docs who gave me a full blood test , i have been told this morning that my cholesteral levels have gone mad and i have to go back next week (earliest appointment) to discuss what to do about it. I am shocked as i am not at all over weight, i am what the docs say the right weight even though i personaly feel underweight , i am 5 11 and now a size 8 - 10 which i feel is to thin for me, i dont eat much meat at all and when i do eat it i cook it without adding any oil or fat, no junk food, dont drink alcohol, so what else could have caused it? I have to go and talk about my diet etc with the nurse but if i try and eat any healthier than i already am then i may as well live on lettuce. I really dont know much at all about high cholesteral but if i am not overweight , eat healthy, dont drink alcohol etc then what else could it be, i am worried sick about it because my dad was diagnosed with high colesteral when he was my age then 3 years later he had a heart attack . i have to wait untill next week now to find out so i have a full week to worry myself sick about it, can anyone tell me what else could have caused it, and what happens when the cholesteral levels are wrong? lilly- I dont eat much meat cause i just dont like it much, i never have, i dont cook in oil cause i have never liked that either, i don t like greesy food so i cook meat using a george forman grill so any fat drips out rather that cooks in it, chips are cooked in the oven not the frier simply because i prefare it that way. I eat breakfast, lunch and a proper meal in the evening, i m certainly not starving myself. I had the heart palpatations for ages but it was the sudden loss of weight, the lack of energy that made me go the docs. you suggest i don t eat healthy but then question why I dont eat lots of meat or cook using oil, i always believed that eatting lots of fatty greasy meals can be a big cause of high cholesteral so i m certainly not going to start eatting that way just because i lost weight. some of you are right about the stress though, I have a lot going on in my life right now which has made me more stressed than I have ever known.