10 ways to change:
weekly goals for improvement.
Smart shopping is key. Make a shopping list and follow it. Plan it
food groups or your Action Plan.
Don't shop when you're hungry-it makes it harder to follow your list.
Add a new heart healthy recipe to your menu each week.
Read nutrition panels and labels to see if a food is low in total fat,
especially saturated fat.
Try lower-fat cooking methods (baking, broiling) instead of frying.
Modify family favorites, substituting lower-fat brands and ingredients.
Involve those you cook for in menu planning.
Start your shopping trip in the right direction-visit the bread and
section first. Choose plenty of fruit, vegetables, and grain products.
Select lower-fat meat and dairy products.
Keep track of your progress and celebrate each goal you reach.