Eating Better

Posted 12-18-2012 at 11:05 AM by Krista

My husband and I have for the last decade treated Primed as our primary doctor. Getting physicals and waiting for appointments just didn’t seem to fit into our busy schedules. (I know, I know! My girls have a pediatrician, though, and always make their appointments.) However, as my husband is closing in on his thirtieth birthday which will be next year he is getting more health conscious, and feels the need to bring me along for the ride. After his first physical his results reveled that he has elevated cholesterol levels.

Now, they are only slightly elevated and they can be fixed. We are just having to make changes to make sure that we do address the issue. For example –and this is largely my fault—the foods we eat need to have less butter and cream in them, and he needs to consume less fat. It’s funny how you don’t think about certain things until faced with needing to change you’re eating habits. For example, one of my favorite things to make is pot roast. I never realized, until the need arose to watch our cholesterol intake, how much fat there is in a pot roast. It may seem like a no-brainer to some, but there it is. The cooking with butter and cream is hard for me, too. I have not always been a very good cook, and during those days I used butter and cream to make up for it. I’m afraid it’s become a bit of a bad habit now.

I had my physical last week, and as I am not a fan of change I am not eagerly anticipating my own results!

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