Heart Disease, Hypertension & Cholesterol
If you’ve been advised to make dietary changes to maintain health, it can feel daunting. There’s nothing easy about changing a lifetime of eating habits. If you’re too overwhelmed and choose to do nothing, you’re medical status may suffer. But if you charge into action and adopt a restrictive diet or a drastically different healthier eating style, there’s a high probability you’ll go back to your old habits.
A better approach is not to scrap your current diet, but to use it as home base. You have individual food preferences, just like everyone else. It’s important to eat foods that provide enjoyment and satisfaction. We’ll work together to make small, healthful shifts in your current diet while including foods you hold valuable.
Your doctor may advise the following:
- Limit sodium
- Limit saturated fat
- Limit trans fats
- Reduce added sugars
- Eat healthier
Your doctor may also mention the importance of achieving a healthy weight. However, weight loss diets have a 90-95% failure rate after five years. Addressing the accumulation of abdominal (visceral) fat is a better approach to health health. I’ll teach you how to put the brakes on abdominal weight gain without going on a diet.