The TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) diet can help lower your cholesterol. It is recommended
by the National Cholesterol Education Program of the U.S. National Institutes
Here is a sample one-day menu. The menu contains approximately 2,200 calories, with 25% of
calories from total fat (5% from saturated fat, 13% from monounsaturated fat,
and 7% from polyunsaturated fat).
½ cup oatmeal with 1 cup fat-free milk, 1 teaspoon
of brown sugar, and 1 sliced banana
Caffe latte made with 1 cup
Sandwich made from 2 slices whole wheat bread, 2
ounces lean turkey, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, lettuce, and
1 cup carrot sticks
1 cup low-fat or nonfat vanilla
½ cup mixed raisins and peanuts
3 ounces baked or broiled salmon
cup cooked brown rice
1 cup cooked broccoli
tablespoon olive oil (used in cooking)
Salad made with 1½ cups
romaine lettuce, ½ cup tomatoes, ¼ cucumber, 1 tablespoon vinegar and oil
1 slice Italian bread with 1 teaspoon soft
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (2005). Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol With TLC (NIH Publication No. 06-5235). Available online: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/chol/chol_tlc.pdf.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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