I recently ran across a few articles on heart health because February is American Heart Month. I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to think about the American Heart Association's Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/nutrition-basics/aha-diet-and-lifestyle-recommendations?fbclid=IwAR1TgTRGts8QL-x7Mhgb4UH5sdnBkDED5FNXsJDzZY8zupT5OkJk9b8IErg
Use up at least as many calories as you take in
Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity (or an equal combination of both) each week
Track our calorie and nutrient intake to know where to build or trim your diet. There are several free apps that make this easy.
Eat a variety of nutritious foods from all the food groups
Shop the perimeter of the grocery store to avoid processed foods
Eat less of the nutrient-poor foods
Avoid foods high in sugar or fat with lower nutritional value (e.g. soft drinks, chips and fried foods)
Eat healthy snacks, such as vegetables, fruits and nuts
Live tobacco free
Find physical activities that you enjoy!