If you are overweight your heart must work harder to pump blood to all those extra
fat cells, to do this it will need more oxygen. As a result, many people with extra
body fat are short of breath. By controlling our weight, you can also help lower
your blood pressure and cholesterol.
Being overweight is usually caused by eating more food than your body can use. The extra Calories are then stored as body fat. Your goal should be to maintain a reasonable weight and make healthy eating choices.
•Take in smaller portions and skip second helpings.
•Replace high calorie, high fat foods with healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
•Use a shopping list and do not shop when you are hungry
•Plan ALL your meals
•When you are hungry between meals, drink a glass of water, hot broth, or hot Sugar Free Jell-
•Stay Active ... Consult with your PCP and then try out your local
•See to help you make healthy food choices