So you said yes to the Burgers…
You’ve said yes to the burgers.
And you’ve added the cheese.
And the bacon.
This has become your go-to lunch special without thinking twice about it.
But now a couple of years go by and you’re starting to see some unpleasant changes in your body… Wondering what to do next?
Although of course we’ll recommend living a healthier lifestyle, we will first urge you to check your cholesterol ASAP.
Wait– is high cholesterol really that bad? High levels of cholesterol in your blood can contribute to the development of heart disease… which is the number one cause of death in the United States… so yeah, high cholesterol is pretty bad.
BUT the good news is that if you ate yourself into this mess, you can eat your way out of it! It all starts with small lifestyle changes that you can adapt to become part of you. Everyone has to start somewhere.
Maybe you sub in veggies for the fries; perhaps a water instead of a soda.
Maybe you skip the bacon; maybe even the cheese?!
Maybe next time you go for the veggie burger, or a black bean burger…
Little by little, you will notice your choices getting healthier and healthier, and eventually… you might not even say “yes” to the burger at all.
For those looking for more of a heart-healthy lifestyle challenge:
Please browse through the following recipes and see what inspires you
1. 20 Low Cholesterol Meals by Health.com
2. Quick & Easy Low-Cholesterol Recipes by EatingWell.com
3. 25 Low Cholesterol Recipes That Truly Taste Delicious by FitnessMagazine.com
Exercising at least 30 minutes a day is also a great way to maintain control of your cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease.
If the first three sentences of this article spoke to you on a spiritual level, chances are you’ll appreciate the following fitness tips: We believe in you!
Cholesterol Quote of the Day:
“Somewhere, over the rainbow, Way up tall, There’s a land where they’ve never heard of cholesterol.” Allan Sherman
Wondering where to get your cholesterol checked?
A Cholesterol Screening Test can luckily be done without a doctor’s prescription in the state of New York and can save you from a whole lot of future complications later on in your life.
Book your Cholesterol Blood Test Panel on www.labfinder.com at a center near you!
LabFinder is a no-cost, online platform for people to easily schedule their medical tests and view results securely. The LabFinder team is passionate about improving the ‘patient and doctor experience’ through better communication, reduce out-of-pocket expenses and making everyone know more about their own medical tests. The mission of LabFinder is simple: we want to be solution to you and get you the test results you deserve so you can make right choices about your health.
The LabFinder Editorial Team is behind The Illuminator and The Insider, LabFinder’s consumer and business blogs.
Dr. Segal is CEO and co-founder of LabFinder, as well as a board-certified cardiologist. He began practicing medicine in 2002 and has founded several businesses, including Medical Offices of Manhattan and Manhattan Cardiology.