|Lowering Cholesterol Diet Plans|
First of all, you might be interested in the daily average values for calories fat and cholesterol:
Total fat - about 22 grams per day (~ 17 percent of calories)
Dietary cholesterol - about 120mg per day
Calories - 1200 per day
Saturated fat - about 4 grams per day (3 percent of calories)
Every meal should have perfect control on the calorie, total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol content levels.
Soluble fiber is highly important so the diet should be rich in it, and also dietary fiber
The values recommendation are based on the information from the The American Heart Association and The National Cholesterol Education Program's Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (ATP III)
This diet provides you with the average 1200 calories per day. You may increase these numbers depending on your gender and how much weight you have to lose by choosing some calorie-controlled snacks. Also, besides the complete 3-week eating plan, you should include some delicious recipes (that of course, follow the levels) and this way, if you really need to lower your cholesterol level, you are going to end up loving this diet.
If you ask yourself what kind of cholesterol reduction you can expect, you should know that when following this type of diet, results start showing in about 2 or 3 weeks after you started the cholesterol lowering diet. 30-55 mg/dl could be the level you might get in time but only with serious commitment. The amount of saturated fat in your present diet, how responsive your body is to this new diet and last but not least the blood cholesterol level prior to starting the new diet are several factors on which the reduction in your blood cholesterol level depends.
Also, it is important to know that the diet is perfect for anyone who wants to reduce their cholesterol level pretty fast and also want to lose body fat at the same time. Needless to add that this is an extremely healthy diet.