I have been trying since going through menopause to get below 200 via diet/exercise. I do not know what else to change in my lifestyle. Any suggestions?I stay away from trans fats, sat fats, have been cooking with olive oil, canola oils for years now. No donuts, heavy cream items or milk chocolates. If I have chocolate it has been a small amount of dark. I try to eat whole grains and watch for any partially hydrogenated fats in the ingredient of anything I buy. Is it possible that I may not be able to make my cholesterol drop without medication?