The following guest post is done by my mom....
Last week I was telling you about how my cholesterol level is a whopping, and shocking, 290. If you missed my post about that, you can go back and read it here. As a result I began a 5K running program to help me get back in shape which I talked about here.
Since then, Tony and I sat down and put together a new eating plan for me. For the most part it's been pretty doable, with only a few slip-ups and cheats on my part.
Low fat dairy
Smart balance omega 3 butter spread
Natural peanut butter
Bad Foods (bolded foods are strictly off limits)
Trans fat/partially hydrogenated oil
Coffee mate (OMG - this was the hardest one, as well as the most surprising)
I can’t believe it’s not butter
Regular peanut butter
Full fat dairy
Processed foods high in saturated fat
High fructose corn syrup
1) 3 fish oil per day
2) 1-2 servings/pieces of fruit
3) 2 servings of vegetables
4) Replace all refined carbs with complex carbs/whole grains/unprocessed carbs
5) Cook with olive oil/smart balance and not butter (never margarine)
6) Eat low fat dairy
7) 20-30 minutes of exercise 4-6 times per week
Trans Fats are one of the items I need to stay away from. You can read more about Trans Fats by going here and here.