Turns out I've inherited this genetic condition whereby my body doesn't regulate cholesterol properly. Even though I eat quite sensibly and exercise my cholesterol is at 7. I'm not overweight, I don't smoke and I only drink with friends.
Now the doctor tells me I have 6 months to bring my cholestorol under control or I'll be on pills (statins?). No red meat! No sausages! No eggs or cheese! No crisps or peanuts! No bag of chips from the chippy all hot, salty and swimming in vinegar! No lamb shish kebab smothered in chilli sauce!
I'm greek and food was always a big deal for me. We all eat tons of salad, vegetables and fruit and loads of chicken and fish but I really did enjoy all these occasional treats. How did food turn into my enemy?!
This sucks. It's only been a week and I'm farting like a bear and snapping at everyone around me - I want a great big juicy sirloin steak with english mustard on the side and a separate bowl of chips!!!