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What can I do to lower my cholesterol without making huge changes to my lifestyle ?

What can I do to lower my cholesterol without making huge changes to my lifestyle? I was just told that heredity is catching up with me and that my cholesterol is moderately high. My doctor made recommendations to me, but I want to hear it from someone who has experienced this themselves. I am now taking fish oil supplements and also cutting back on red meat , eggs, fats, butter etc. I hate exercising, so lets be real here, I am not going to do that LOL (hey, I can admit it...working for UPS is enough exercise). I am also eating oatmeal or frosted mini-wheats every morning. Any recommendations on other changes I can make to help? Supplements? Foods? Thanks in advance! Prince-I was told by a pharmacist that taking one or the other (fish oil or flaxseed) didn t matter, but yes, it was recommended also. Hense my not trying that out. Thanks for your input Richard-you better darn believe that UPS is a hard job. I walk my a** off LOL! Omega 3 huh? I take a multivitamin, do you think taking more is better. I would hate to take vitamins I don t need...since they all come in horsepill sizes anyways :-) BLT-yeah this is pretty disheartening to me since I am only 28. I have never had problems before, so this hit me like a train to be 60 pts higher than I should be. Good way to learn that it runs in the family! Doctor said no drugs, he wants me to try to lower it naturally before that...which I respect since I hate taking pills . Thanks Mia...already doing that :-)
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Get yourself some flaxseed. You can even buy something called Uncle Sam at the grocery store and add it to your cereal. It's good. Basically has no real flavor at all, but it has flaxseeds in it. Also, just start parking further away and taking the stairs instead of the elevators if not every time, just once a day will help.
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