Cholesterol Getting Tested Should You Eat Before a Cholesterol Test? Share Pin Email More in Cholesterol Getting Tested Basics Medications Natural Treatments Diet and Meal Plans Types Related Conditions Exercise and Cholesterol Updated April 06, 2016 It is advised to not eat before a cholesterol test. However, you don't have to starve yourself! We have the facts for you about what and how much you can have before a cholesterol test in our video. Up Next Up Next Video Tips for Preparing for Cholesterol Testing Up Next Video When and How Often Should I Get My Cholesterol Checked? Up Next Video Understanding your High Cholesterol Diagnosis Up Next Video What are the Symptoms of High Cholesterol?