How to Cut Your Cholesterol ASAP
7. Scale back.
If you think you have a lot of weight to lose, take heart: You start to see benefits if you can drop as little as 5% of your body weight. It’s challenging to take weight off and keep the pounds off for good. So lean on your doctor -- and maybe talk with a dietitian and a trainer, too -- for their advice and encouragement.
8. Help your meds.
Did your doctor recommend prescription drugs to help manage your cholesterol? Remember that you’ll still need to make lifestyle changes. Your doctor should help you weigh the pros and cons of medications, and in time, you might not need as much.