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Slow day – Skip the fast food!

Blue french fries iconIn today’s society, sometimes convenience plays a major role, making fast food seem like the best option. However, this has made gaining weight easier than losing it. Being overweight increases your risk of heart disease. This means that we should put a more conscious effort into the types of foods we eat. The best options in weight-loss plans are a combination of limiting your calorie intake and increasing your activity. Simply, the more calories you eat, the more you should exercise.
Here are a few tips for keeping your calories in check:

  • Try to limit your food portions to about a half cup to one cup which amounts to roughly the size of a woman’s fist
  • High nutrient, low calorie foods are ideal
  • High fiber options help keep you feeling full without consuming excess calories
  • Limit foods that are high in sugar or fat

Adding two 3.5 ounce servings of fish a week will provide your heart with multiple benefits. It is recommended that pregnant women and children be cautious about eating fish high in mercury but the benefits for middle-aged or older men and women are strong.

If there is an occasional slip, try to offset the damage by increasing your physical activity for the day. Creating a balance between calorie intake and physical intake is essential in maintaining your heart health.

Find a physician near you to help keep you on track.


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