Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet Q&A

Before starting any diet it’s always nice to have a little bit of information about it, from the approach to the diet to the types of foods that are allowed. Here are some basic Q&As for the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet.

Who created the TLC Diet? This diet was created by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NECP).

What is the approach to the TLC Diet? Reducing daily cholesterol intake. Increasing fiber. Reducing saturated fat.

What is the goal of the TLC Diet? Lowering high cholesterol.

What are the basics of the TLC Diet? With this diet, you’ll learn how to replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats, which are healthier.

What are some tips that make the TLC Diet a success? Eat skinless fish, poultry, and turkey. Minimize red meat. Shoot for 4 servings of fruit per day and 3 to 5 servings of vegetables per day. Eliminate whole-milk dairy, fatty beef and pork, or anything fried.

What are the benefits of the TLC Diet? Helps to keep blood pressure and cholesterol at normal levels, and helps to keep heart disease at bay. Lowered insulin levels in people with high cholesterol.

With any diet, it is recommended that you see your doctor before starting a diet program so you both can discuss your current health and health goals.