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10/10/12 12:50 P

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Welcome to team drop it! I actually know quite a bit about cardiac conditions because my grandfather is home on hospice and is in heart failure with multiple heart problems as well as many other health conditions, he is 68, and I take care of him every day. I know that I'm not a doctor but I can tell you that it is not safe to stop eating and it is certainly not the way to help lose weight as it will only slow your metabolism. Try eating 6 small meals a day. Fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins especially fish, and try to cut back on carbs. Another thing that's important with a cardiac diet is low to no sodium.. Try finding salt-free spice blends at your local market that can satisfy your taste needs. If you are a butter lover like myself, we've found a great alternative for my grandfather-it's called earth balance. It can be found with all the other butter in the grocery store, and if your grocery store doesn't have it, smart balance is a great alternative. Try to stay away from processed foods such as canned/boxed/prepared items as they can be very high in sodium. Although you may not be able to exercise, that's okay! I don't particularly like to exercise so I try to do my best with controlling my food. Just remember that portion control is key* and if you want to snack reach for fresh vegetables which unlike fruits with the sugar content, won't interfere with the diabetes. Try these tips and let me know how it goes and keep me posted!

10/10/12 7:52 A

I am 73 and not a young energetic person in fact I have a heart with two stents and am borderline diabetic and the cardiologist said for me to quit eating until i lose about 30 pounds
I would love to do this but I have been trying for the last two weeks and just ended up with a blocked intestine and painful gas and feeling awful
so I wanted to find a place to get feed back and here I am I am going to try other forums hoping to find a good fit thanks

cholesterol LDL 70 reached but still active monitoring
normal blood sugar this was met at physical in august 2013
however still watching carbs
weight average

 current weight: 222.0 
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