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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2018, 03:48:02 PM »
My biggest worry would be the risk of diabetes simce I have a strong family history of type 2. But the potential for muscle damage concerns me.

The risk for rhabdomyolysis is pretty low at a low dose for generic Lipitor.

Taking a dietary approach is worth a shot, and reducing saturated fats may be a good approach, but be aware that lean meats, while lower in sat’d fats, may still have a lot of cholesterol.

Recommend that you take a look at the FDA labels for statins, and look at incidence of adverse events. *points to StatistiCat* :)
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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2018, 04:17:08 PM »
I think it would still taste great without the ranch or the hot sauce.  Just flavor it with things you don't hate (if any :P).  Seriously, crack chicken is good eats for people trying to consume a lot of protein without too much fat or carbs.  I made five pounds of it the other day and it's almost gone.  Definitely on the permanent rotation now. 

Without those two items its just chicken cooked in a crockpot, isn't it?  ???

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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2018, 04:46:14 PM »
Without those two items its just chicken cooked in a crockpot, isn't it?  ???

I think you can do something similar with salsa if you don't hate that?

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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2018, 04:53:31 PM »
I think you can do something similar with salsa if you don't hate that?

Sure...I can and do season chicken in different ways.

But that doesn't magically make it taste like it's not chicken for the 15th time that week.  :P

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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2018, 04:55:33 PM »
That part I can't help you with. Just figured if you are struggling with ways to prepare chicken that don't involve heating up the whole house, I'd mention it since so many people seem to love it on RP. Carry on.

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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2018, 04:58:02 PM »

The risk for rhabdomyolysis is pretty low at a low dose for generic Lipitor.

Taking a dietary approach is worth a shot, and reducing saturated fats may be a good approach, but be aware that lean meats, while lower in sat’d fats, may still have a lot of cholesterol.

Recommend that you take a look at the FDA labels for statins, and look at incidence of adverse events. *points to StatistiCat* :)

I will.

But frankly I feel like I am too young to be having to take them.  :D

Plus...grapefruit...and my giant grapefruit tree in the backyard.  :(

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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2018, 04:59:53 PM »
That part I can't help you with. Just figured if you are struggling with ways to prepare chicken that don't involve heating up the whole house, I'd mention it since so many people seem to love it on RP. Carry on.

Ya...I eat chicken probably 8-10 times a week as it is now. I am sad about having to give up all the other meats that I eat for variety. You also just happened to hit on ranch which is my absolute most hated food/condiment.  :d

And I have decided to say a big ole fuck you to ETP and their stupid obsession with sodium so I will be continuing to buy prepared chicken for salads. I quit ETP today.  :)
« Last Edit: October 01, 2018, 05:02:56 PM by Magic Microbe »

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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2018, 05:23:41 PM »
I will.

But frankly I feel like I am too young to be having to take them.  :D

Plus...grapefruit...and my giant grapefruit tree in the backyard.  :(

Well, at age 26ish, I thought I was too young to be taking an antihypertensive, but...

Are you drinking a liter or so of grapefruit juice a day? Drug-drug interactions w/ grapefruit  Also, dose and timing make a difference, e.g., take the statin at night, the half-life of clearance/metabolism of atorvastatin is 7 hours, so a glass of grapefruit juice in the morning should be fine.

That said, non-drug approaches are always best, but if it doesn't work, don't freak out if you need to take a medication of some sort.
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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2018, 05:42:15 PM »
That said, non-drug approaches are always best, but if it doesn't work, don't freak out if you need to take a medication of some sort.

The hell you say.  :panic:

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It does feel like if anyone "finds out" that I have high cholesterol it feeds into the fat girl who eats crap all the time stereotype. But I just need to get over it.  :d

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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2018, 04:58:02 AM »
We all know you do not eat crap!  :hug:
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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2018, 12:55:52 PM »
It does feel like if anyone "finds out" that I have high cholesterol it feeds into the fat girl who eats crap all the time stereotype. But I just need to get over it.  :d

Don't make me stop the car and come back there...  :old:



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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2018, 01:00:02 PM »
Don't make me stop the car and come back there...  :old:





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I am going to give the diet thing an honest try for three months and then give in if it doesn't work.

I need to do some more research on supplements that are supposed to help...I am always suspicious of supplements.

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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2018, 01:01:04 PM »
:sidesplit:

I am going to give the diet thing an honest try for three months and then give in if it doesn't work.

I need to do some more research on supplements that are supposed to help...I am always suspicious of supplements.

Me, too!

Question:  do you like/tolerate oatmeal?
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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2018, 01:07:55 PM »
I, too, have high cholesterol and don't want to take meds. It was just a borderline issue, like 220 just in June, and then I called the blood donor hotline to see what they measured when I gave blood last month, and it said my cholesterol was over 300. :( Could it have been an error?
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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2018, 04:33:34 PM »
Me, too!

Question:  do you like/tolerate oatmeal?

I don't mind oatmeal.

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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2018, 04:37:03 PM »
I, too, have high cholesterol and don't want to take meds. It was just a borderline issue, like 220 just in June, and then I called the blood donor hotline to see what they measured when I gave blood last month, and it said my cholesterol was over 300. :( Could it have been an error?

They measure cholesterol when you give blood?
I think its more accurate if it was fasting...which it wouldn't be when you give blood.

Did your Dr not want to follow up after your high cholesterol in June? Mine set a 3 month followup blood test and mine was 234 so not all that much higher than yours.

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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2018, 05:34:45 PM »
I don't mind oatmeal.

There's a fair amount evidence to suggest that the beta-glucans (a type of soluble fiber) found in oatmeal can help lower blood cholesterol, in particular LDL-cholesterol.  The proposed mechanism for this is pretty cool.

I love steel-cut oats.  For me, they're great for appetite control, and I make them w/ a 1:1 mix of water and 1% milk.  That plus a poached egg boost the protein content of my breakfast. I don't have cholesterol concerns though.  Additionally, I don't "do macros" but as a bona fide biochemist, I am much more focused on glycemic load, hence the mix of carbohydrates and protein.  Not sure how the higher non-soluble fiber content of steel-cut oats would affect your IBS though.

I'll note that although some of the lean meat suggestions above are lower in saturated fat, than, say, a marbled hunk of sirloin strip, their cholesterol content is pretty similar.
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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2018, 05:43:40 PM »
I'll note that although some of the lean meat suggestions above are lower in saturated fat, than, say, a marbled hunk of sirloin strip, their cholesterol content is pretty similar.

And one of these things is more delicious than the other.  :D

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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2018, 09:54:48 AM »
Yesterday I had one egg plus two egg whites for dinner. It was disappointing.  :D

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Re: Low cholesterol protein sources
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2018, 10:18:11 AM »
Egg whites are so much volume. Bleck.

 

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