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I have congested heart failure had a quadruple heart surgery 8 years ago 59%heart muscle is dead want to loose weight 60 lbs best dieter me Can I do the a fast with healthy juicing or smoothies to get going
What a great question @barbarajane. I changed the title of your message to bring people into the conversation and tagging @cynaburst @HeartPatches @ricke62 @lepadelford.
You might find these links interesting:
– Connect Webinar: Weight Loss: 5 Behavioral Strategies for Success https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/interactive-webinar-weight-loss-5-behavioral-strategies-for-success/
– Dietician Blog: Nutrition & Food Myths: Juicing https://www.ellicsr.ca/en/connect_with_ELLICSR/ellicsr_blog/Pages/food_myths_juicing.aspx
Have you talked with a dietician about safe weight loss?
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Barbara Jane I suspect you are on a bunch of medications as well. I would think that before you started any weight loss plan, you should check in with your cardiologist. I personally think that any kind of extreme weight loss plan, like a fast which you are suggesting, is probably not for you.
I am also a heart patient and have had great success myself with Weight Watchers. I have kept off more than 30 lbs. for 5 years or so, and my cardiologist was very pleased with my success. It takes longer, but it helps you learn how to permanently change your eating habits in a healthy way, plus it is not extreme, so you are not putting an extra strain on your heart.
Good luck to you. I think that your plan to lose weight will only benefit your heart health. Just make sure you do it in a healthy way.
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weight is very sensitive coming to cardiovascular diseases.am one myself and even if when am soo depressed i eat alot……i try as much as posible to make sure i eat correct.junk food and fatty foods with unsaturated fat,i try not to take such stuff.i infact prefer vegetables mostly.its a remedy for infact weight loss
Welcome to Connect @cynthiamary!
Eating a healthy heart diet definitely takes discipline, especially when you not feeling on top of the world. It’s such a devil’s circle. One feels down and it’s too easy to reach for the junk food, which only makes one feel worse. I try to walk instead. I actually find that regular early morning walks lift my spirits, even if they’re short. What tricks work for you?
May I ask what cardiovascular disease you are managing?
I also struggle with my weight. I have found it helpful to go see a nutritionist one-on-one. They will help you figure out how many carbs, fats, proteins, sugars, et cetera that you can take in. I exercise doing weights and elliptical now in the winter and love walking outside in the nicer weather (Minnesota). I also have learned to do interval training. I have CAD and another diagnosis, and yes it is a struggle and some days it is so hard. But know this also, it is okay to have a “bad” day sometimes. As if you completely cut out all the “bad” foods, you may have less success. So yes, occasionally, I will have a piece or two of pizza for a meal, but not in my diet on a regular basis. I have learned to not keep snacks in my house. I make a protein energy ball that lets me have my “sweet” but yet a fair healthy snack. The one thing I would like you to get out of my reply is ” One day at a time, and sometimes you have to take it one hour, one minute, one second..at a time” Stay positive and know you are not alone!!!
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