3 Ways to Cut Calories and Reach a Heart-Healthy Weight
Are hidden calories jeopardizing your heart? Discover easy ways to trim calories and how to be realistic in your approach to weight loss.
Extra fat, especially belly fat, stresses your body, heart and blood vessels. Dietitian Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, explains how to trim hidden calories from your favorite foods and improve your heart health:
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Not sure how much to reduce your calorie intake? If you’re ambitious and trim 500 calories a day from your diet, you can lose 1 pound per week. But Ms. Patton says it may be more realistic (and less frustrating) to aim for 200 to 300 fewer calories per day. Then exercise can help you burn off the rest.