So ever since I was a little kid (Im 23 now) Ive had higher than normal cholesterol levels, and Im considering giving up all meat (beef, chicken, fish) and want to get some other peoples opinions. Now, I love meat. I cant say I eat A LOT of meat, but I definitly have it at least once a day (usually for dinner) and cant remember a day in my life where I didnt. I eat all meat but tried always to focus more on chicken because I thought it was so much healthier than other meat. Recently I found out that chicken has the same amount of cholesterol as red meat. This sucks because this whole time I though I was doing really good by trying to eat mostly chicken. Pretty much the only reason Im considering giving up meat is because of the cholesterol. I could care less about the fat content and treatment of animals and things like that. Should I give up meat altogether? I havent eaten meat in a week and a half and it hasnt been TOO hard yet since there are some good meat-like things from morning star and boca burger that arent that bad actually. Ive definitely saved money from going out to lunch everyday at work and Im trying to eat more vegetables too. But at the end of the day, I love meat and was wondering if you think I should really give it up altogether or just eat it more in moderation. Is it really THAT bad for you?