Keep a log in the fire!

New Years Crash diets…. The Truth is to keep a log in the fire!  We want to be Heart Healthy!

This log in the fire, would be a constant source of Protein, the leaner the better.  It is Very Heart Healthy, to eat

a diet high in protein, such as pork loin, tenderloin, chicken, fish and even hamburger meat that is lower in your fat ratio.

Be Smart and keep your metabolism going all the time.  Protein takes much longer to digest, and keeping the log in the fire longer, helps your body burn calories.

There’s no reason for your food to be bland. A Mediterranean-style diet has delicious foods like olive oil, nuts, fruit, whole grains, fish, lean protein, and red wine. It helps keep your heart healthy,  the “good” fats, fiber, and nutrients.

Snacking helps keep your metabolism in high gear, especially if the snacks are protein-rich. Nuts is a good, high-protein choice, and research suggests people who snack on nuts tend to be slimmer than those who don’t.

Watch for the words, low fat!  This could be high in carbohydrates, which turn into sugar.

The truth about water, is it helps keep your metabolism going, and so sip as often as possible.

In closing, look for AHA Heart Healthy on your grocery box.