Managing CMR

Managing Cardiometabolic Risk in Abdominally Obese Patients

Nutrition

Key Points

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Tips on how to eat/live healthy:

  • Eat more vegetables. They are rich in nutrients and low in calories.
  • Make wholegrain breads and cereals that contain soluble fibre—such as those made with oats—part of every meal.
  • Eat more high-fibre foods (wholegrain cereals, lentils, dried beans and peas, brown rice, vegetables, and fruits).
  • Enjoy soy products (soy milk, burgers, and hot dogs), nuts (almonds and walnuts), and pulses (dried beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts) as snacks or alternatives to high-fat meats.
  • Include fish, lean meats, low-fat cheeses, eggs, or vegetarian protein choices in your meals.
  • Have a glass of low-fat milk and piece of fruit to complete your meal.
  • Limit your intake of high-fat food such as fried foods, chips, and pastries.
  • Limit sugars and sweets such as sugar, regular soft drinks, desserts, candies, jam, and honey.
  • Limit your intake of sweetened drinks (soft drinks, juice, etc.), which are sources of excess calories.
  • Drink more water if you are thirsty.
  • Make physical activity part of your lifestyle.