Lowfat, heart healthy


This is an excellent diet for good heart health and moderate weight loss. It is as easy as common sense. Stay away from fats and limit your salt intake. Eat healthy whole grain carbs, and walk 30 minutes at least 5 times a week.

(joefan1's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

 How To Follow Lowfat, heart healthy:

Try different types of vegetables, nuts, fruits, and fish varieties to prevent boredom. There are literally thousands of free recipes out there for your browsing. Vegetables and fruits are inexpensive. Lean meats may be a little more than fatty ones, but it all sort of levels itself out so that you're not spending more. Junk food is expensive.
  by member joefan1
I am a 42 year old State employee who has recently been diagnosed with heart disease. I had a radical hysterectomy in 1999 and have been gaining weight ever since. I'm off of the hormones now and hoping to lose 20-25 pounds in the next year or so. I am walking ...
member since: 16 Oct 07

Recent Recipes

FatSecret members recently rated these recipes for Lowfat, heart healthy:
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General Tso Chicken
Enjoy this Asian classic by sautéing the chicken instead of frying.
cals: 289kcal | fat: 7.30g | carbs: 31.17g | prot: 28.46g
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Enchiladas Verde Casserole
A yummy twist on enchiladas.
cals: 464kcal | fat: 16.88g | carbs: 41.02g | prot: 38.67g
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About / History

My cardiologist helped me design this diet when I was diagnosed with heart disease. My bloodwork numbers have greatly improved and I've lost 5 pounds in 6 weeks with minimum effort. I feel better and sleep better than I have in years. Trust me, the walking gets easier after the first few weeks. Stick to it!

joefan1's top tips

1.Read labels! Fats are everywhere. Stay away from the trans fat most importantly.
2.Be careful for added sugars in fruit drinks and snacks.
3.Enjoy your carbs. Just remember that you only need high fiber and whole grain carbs to get good heart health.
4.Treat yourself occasionally. Getting bored with your menu is a killer. Have a light snack occasionally and remember, everything in moderation.
5.Walk, walk, walk. Thirty minutes at least 5 times a week. Make yourself take the stairs and park far away from entrances when you can safely do so.

  Why choose "Lowfat, heart healthy"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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