Features February 2015 Issue

Cutting Calories: How to Make Portion Control Painless

A diet centered around fruits and vegetables will help with weight loss and heart health.

Cutting Calories: How to Make Portion Control Painless

If weight loss is one of your goals for better heart health, you can start by making simple changes in the amount and type of food you eat every day.

Losing weight can be difficult for anyone, but the steps you need to take to drop a few pounds are relatively simple: Eat less and move more. However, if you’ve followed a certain eating pattern for most of your life, you could probably benefit from a few tips to help make a change in your diet. The keys to a successful shift in your eating style are nutrition education and making some different choices when it comes to meals and snacks, says Katherine Patton, RD, LD, with Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic.

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