diet plan

By Nascarpam Latest Reply 2010-08-30 18:33:30 -0500
Started 2010-08-30 09:41:37 -0500

Need help with what to eat when you have high Cholesterol and Diabetes I have been eating chicken but it has a lot of cholesterol need advise

9 replies

RAYT721 2010-08-30 18:33:30 -0500 Report

There are a number of nutritional value books that you can get (library to find one you like and then buy online by price) that lists calories, carbs, sodium, cholesterol, protein, etc. which you can use to help plan your meals and snacks.

theladyiscrazy 2010-08-30 16:55:38 -0500 Report

Did the doctor put you on any meds? I was put on Lipitor and it lowered my cholesterol. It seems that my high LDL has to do with heredity more than food.

runthe 2010-08-30 16:15:22 -0500 Report

On my last visit my dr stated that I need to watch my cholestrol because my numbers was a little high. I need to know what foods is high in cholestrol. I have been eating an usual amt of shrimp lately.

Gemm 2010-08-30 14:01:26 -0500 Report

Know where you are - I have to balance diabetic, cholesterol and BP diets which really isn't that hard. Eating a well balanced diet with lots of fresh fruits (careful on those as many have a lot of natural sugar) and vegetables (many are "free foods" which means they are also good for the "evening munch attacks". Our doctor gave us a book that explains a lot of that when my husband went on insulin and he got him into a study group for a new insulin (time release that is supposed to moderate both highs and lows ????? or so I understand). Stay away from "whites" - white bread, white pastas, white rice etc - substitute whole grains (can find them for just about any product). To us, the whole grains things not only have a lot better, more robust flavor but the also help keep us from getting hungry as fast. Red meats by themselves really aren't the problem - it's the fat that comes along with them. We allow ourselves 1 meal a week of beef and 1 of pork but make sure they are lean cuts without a lot of fat on them. {Sure hope hunting season gets here soon and we can get some venison again. Wild game is one of the lowest fat meats there is :) Missed having it this last year as I wasn't able to go hunting at all and my husband wasn't able to get out much either :( }

Another thing we have learned to do is really watch our portions. We are both in need of weight loss so this was a huge factor for us to implement. Also, this will eventually help (or so I've read and doc has told me) for my high cholesterol and BP. Will wait to see on that one! LOL

There is a lot of great information on the web about diet and such for all kinds of needs. Sometimes it can get confusing so if you don't have a lot of time to sift through things it may be easier to talk to your doctor or the nutritionist at your local hospital for help and advice. Ours here is great with help whenever I have a question about our diet.

Good luck with getting this all figured out. Hugs


22froggy 2010-08-30 11:37:41 -0500 Report

i have the same problem. But, when you lower your diabets your cholesterol will go down also.Just eat right and keep looking on this web-site cuz there is a lot of info: you can use to help you.
Good luck

LennyDenny 2010-08-30 11:06:00 -0500 Report

After my heart attack my cardio dr. put me on a low cholesterol diet with included chicken, turkey and fish plus veggies. I was told to stay away from a lot of starchs.

judylynn4168 2010-08-30 10:54:51 -0500 Report

ow i was told chichen is the best thing to eat and turky,fish, the way stay away from shrimp very high in cholesteral. i eat red meat once a cholesteral is high too ,but now i watch what i eat more and google things to make sure they are not high in numbers are getting better and losing a little weight ,but slow. its something.take care JUDY

Harlen 2010-08-30 10:09:19 -0500 Report

Lots of veggeis is all I can sey are you on any meds to help cholesterol?
I still eat chicken, stake,ham I take meds for cholesterol the one big thing I did was cut how much I eat in a day
Best wishes

Nascarpam 2010-08-30 10:50:13 -0500 Report

Yes I take meds for cholesterol I dont eat much I need to eat more veggeis it was nice talking to you have a nice day and thank you