Don’t you love a list?
I do… especially if it cuts through the hype and makes my life EASIER.
That’s why I borrowed this list from the American Heart Association for you.
It outlines 10 simple ways to streamline what you eat to help keep your heart (and entire body!) healthy, fit, and strong.
And the best part?
These tips will also help move you closer to your health and fitness goals.
You’ll also see they aren’t focused on deprivation OR perfection...but it’s all about eating delicious, healthy, and nutrient-packed food!
10 Ways to Show Your Heart Some Love (with FOOD!)
Balance calories with physical activity -pair a caloric deficit with movement (message me if you need help with the nutrition numbers)
Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables -choose lots of colorful produce
When you eat grains, make sure they are whole (not processed) -read those labels!
Include healthy protein sources at every meal
Use liquid non-tropical plant oils like avocado and olive oil
Eat minimally processed foods —focus on whole foods as much as you can
Avoid added sugars -they are just empty calories that drain your energy and your health, plus they’re linked with weight gain
Cut back on salt -according to the FDA, 90% of us (!!!) eat too much sodium…aim for less than 2,300 mg a day (about 1 teaspoon)
Limit alcohol (or avoid it!)
Put this list on repeat for all your meals and snacks