Monday, September 29, 2008

Just back

from the cardio rehab!! What a great place. It has an awesome gym that hubby gets to use for 4 months and i can use at a nominal feel. It has nurses, dieticians, cardiologist, and kinesiologist there :) Oh and it's run by the hospital he was in!!

They give one on one assessments for diet, exercise etc.

This week and next week are the educational lessons. And next monday hubs gets his stress test :)

Hubs was having a grand old time. She would ask do you know what flax seed is and he'd be the only one raising his hand, she'd as what about tofu, and he'd raise his hand. 3/4 of the products the dietician put on the table i believe we have in the fridge ;) And they couldn't get over that he was already back on his bike, mind you slowly and for only 15-20 mins but it's driving him crazy not to be out and about!!

So in today's program they went over saturated and unsaturated fats. Here's the numbers they gave me:

Cut the total fat to 60-65 grams/day (most of the time we are less than that)
Limit the saturated fat in our diet to 10-15 grams/day
red meat once or less each week
low fat milk, skim or 1%
cheese with less than 20% M.F every other day or cheese with 4-7% M.F. everyday
yogurt .5% or cottage cheese with 1% M.F. or less
egg-2 or less regular eggs/week or 3-4 omega 3 eggs/week or unlimited egg whites

Avoid trans fat at all costs. Eat at least 2 grams or less/day!!

Aim for 25-35 grams of fibre each day.

Eat 4-5 servings of vegetable and 4-5 serving of fruit/day.

Aim for less than 2300 mg sodium/day

limit your intake of simple sugars.

Eat at least 3 meals throughout the day

Ensure that you drink at least 8-10 cups of water per day.

Include vegetarian meals at least once/week.

Prepare foods the low fat way.

Consider making soy products part of your regular diet

Alcohol in moderation can be heart healthy in moderation

These are not my numbers but numbers they gave me :) Use these #'s at your own risk etc...........!!


  1. Wow! So much detail! You are doing great!

  2. sounds like a healthy way to eat for all of us

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