Imagine what it's like to be told that everything you enjoy eating is now off-limits: chocolate cake, butter, cream, sausages, bacon or whatever. Well, that's the prospect that doctors deal out to increasing numbers of patients every day. With this in mind, we commissioned "Good Housekeeping" writer, Carolyn Humphries, to devise a diet plan which removed the harmful cholesterol without removing all of the favourite 'sinful' foods as well. Here, Carolyn explains the health issues and then, in a seven-day recipe programme, shows readers how they can change their eating habits without sacrificing good, enjoyable, satisfying food.
Carolyn started her career at the top working as Head Chef for a restaurant but eventually switched to journalism where, in 1977, she was able to combine her love of food with her flair for words when she became Deputy Cookery Editor for Woman magazine. Over the years she has freelanced for numerous women's, parenting, education, food and lifestyle magazines as well as for PR companies specialising in food, nutrition and health. She has written over 40 books and has taught both cookery and journalism at further education level. She has written many books for Foulsham and sold over 92,000 books in 2006 alone.