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Lessons From American Heart Association on Dieting

Aug 4, 2008
When we are able to eat the food we want, we are satiated. That's why The American Heart Association wrote a cookbook on low cholesterol and heart smart diet. The American Heart Association's approach to dieting is eating more of the good food and eats less of the bad food. A chart in the book lists foods that are low in fat and foods that are high in fat.

If you like dairy products and you wonder if the American Heart Association would recommend you have any dairy at all when you are dieting, to have your question answer you would need to look for category dairy product on the list. There you will find out that whole milk, cream, ice cream, yogurt, and cheeses are blacklisted for being fatty nourishments. However, skim milk, low fat cheese, low fat yogurt, imitation scream made with vegetable are safe for they have less fat. The trick to dieting that American Heart Association wants you to know is moderation in consumption and not abstinence.

American foods are known for their excessive saturate fat and cholesterol-milk, eggs, beefs, pork, donuts etc. Eating foods that are highly saturated in fat and cholesterol without being abstemious can put a person at risk for heart attack. A rule of thumb to having a balance diet is to follow the American Heart Association guideline for food measurement listed in the book.

If cereal is your most favorite food, have no more than 3/4 cup of cereal daily. Eliminating meat from your meals can cause you to develop protein deficiency and or iron deficiency. Fight malnutrition, by eating more chicken, turkey, and fish, and consume less pork, duck, and beef. To prevent cancers you should eat vegetable and fruit. The book has no rule that say you should stay away from any kind of food you like and can eat.

However, you should remember that having less of some food is good for you. Potato chips, chocolates, popcorns, peanut butter are few of many American popular foods that are hard to do without. But have you ever tried ice milk, water sherbet, and egg white? If these foods sound fascinating, then maybe you should give them a try. But first, you have to eat fewer potato chips, chocolates, buttered popcorn, peanut butter and other fat food, to save calories for these foods.

Consuming excessive calories will cause a person to be fat. Eat more healthy food and you will have energy to help you reach your full potential in your daily performances. Of course, taste preference is very important when dieting. Dieting that requires a person to eat food they don't like or that requires the dieter to eat the same kind of food everyday is not effective.

People who are bored with routines are likely to escape dieting altogether. Many time I noticed that the patients in the hospital eat very well. They have dairy, fruit, salad, seafood, hamburger, and even pies for desserts. This makes me realize that eating wholesome is not hard.
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