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Have you ever heard that it is important to lose weight if you're too heavy. Well YES.

Like a dummy, I had to learn the hard way... I had a heart attack. Ouch!And I was not that much overweight. Not really, but according to the charts, I should lose about 30 pounds. My blood pressure was pretty good, and my blood fats. And I hike regularly...about 3 times per week. So I thought I was not a candidate for a heart attack. Guess What? WRONG

The build-up of plaque on your coronary arteries is the secret enemy that we don't know is happening. And now I am told that the plaque sticks to the arteries on the outside of the wall, not the inside. And in my case, I was on a hike and my heart was pounding away, and a plaque worked its way inside one of my coronary arteries, and caused a blockage, and hence chest pain. I ended up on the hospital and had a procedure called Angioplasty.

So now I am taking some meds, but have replaced some of them with natural supplements which are better for you. I recommend Ginger Root, Red Yeast Rice, L-Carnitine and Co-Q10. You can look up what these various additives can do for you heart health...but basically it has to do with lowering cholesterol, keeping the lipids down, and plaque from building, and lowering blood pressure.

I am back to hiking and feel fine but I have changed my eating habits.

I have stopped eating red meat, fried foods, salt (when I can), fatty foods, and I have become a label reader avoiding Trans Fats, and Saturated Fats as much as I can. I have increased my consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

I am losing weight gradually. I need to lose 30 pounds. The most basic way to lose weight is to slash calories and eat healthy. But how many do you really have to cut or burn to see results? It's simple: You can drop a pound a week by trimming 500 calories each day. (Calories burned are based on a 150-pound woman.)

1. Get enough sleep. Not enough sleep can make you snack.. Snooze more and save about a lot of calories.

2. Don't eat in front of the TV. You'll eat up to 300 calories more, eating in front of the TV. Instead, eat at the table, and trade 1 hour of TV for a casual walk.

3. Get in tune with your stomach. Pay attention to how full you feel, and stop eating when you're satisfied. Listen to your body-instead of looking at whether the plate is clean.

4. Move your Bod. Dance, hike, walk, run, bicycle the Nike commercial says..."just Do It".

5. Don't clean your plate. Leave a portion of your food on the plate at every meal. This will cut caloric intake.

6. Use smaller plates. Swap your large plate for a smaller 10-inch one. You'll eat 20 to 25% less-and save up to 500 calories. You won't feel any less full, either, researchers say.

7. Eat the right kind of food - foods filled with saturated fats are going to defeat you and give you the kind of problems that I had. It could lead to a heart attack. Unfortunately a lot of the beef we buy these days is full of fat. Chicken, Turkey or Fish are the preferred meats. Beans are an excellent source of protein, and healthy too. Fresh fruits, and vegetables are just what you need. You can eat your fill of these things, and not hurt yourself.

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Lee Zebold

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