If your cholesterol numbers have risen and given you cause to worry about your risk of future heart disease, start taking steps toward a healthy future and add these 7 types of fish to your diet: https://www.qunol.com/fish-for-high-cholesterol/
The thin waistline does not come automatically...you need to eat whole REAL foods and not the fake replacement foods (think of those as transition helpers then phase them out!). As a vegan who is not the thin stereotype I can say all the other health benefits are well worth it....how many doctors/prescriptions/diseasease do YOU have?
Learn about cholesterol and why you need it, the dangers of taking a cholesterol drug, and ways to safely lower unnaturally high cholesterol. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/10/making-sense-of-your-cholesterol-numbers.aspx#_edn22