Originally Posted by beansavi
Thanks for the ideas! I am a fan of dark chocolate, too...yum!
My problem is that, after whole milk, sausage, cheese, whole fat yogurt, etc. I now have high cholesterol! WTH? Me?????
So I am doing the high fiber low-fat thing to get it down. I've never had any real health issues before, so I'm freaked out.
With the lack of fat, I feel dissatisfied a lot and hungry.
The body produces more cholesterol while nursing because it is an important component of breastmilk . . . neccessary for babies' growing brains.
IMO, going lowfat high fiber is not what your body needs right now . . . you should, however, be focusing on the sources of the fats you get - making sure animal products are grassfed (see http://www.eatwild.com for explanation of different fat composition in pastured animals). Also, take cod liver oil.