Heart Healthy Diet Week #2 Summary
Well, folks…week 2 is done! And unfortunately, I have become an incubus of the common cold as of yesterday. Goodie. In light of my crummy cough and angry sore throat I have resorted primarily to applesauce, soup, and nonfat frozen yogurt as my primary sustenance for the time being, but I still stayed within my nutrition goals while sick.
I was surprised to notice that I had a hard time meeting my saturated fat goal while on my own this week – I never went over on my sodium, believe it or not – but I was over on my saturated fat 3 out of 7 days. I’ll have to make a more concerted effort to watch that this week.
|Heart Healthy Goal||Week #1||Week #2||Week #3|
|# of days nutrition recommendations met||7||6||4|
|Average calorie intake||<2000||1831||1571|
|Average sodium intake||<2400 mg||2064 mg||2033 mg|
|Average saturated fat intake||<12 g||10.2 g||13.7|
|Weight change||-1 lb||0 lb|
|Blood pressure change||-5/-6 mmHg||-2/-4 mmHg|
|Grocery Budget Change||+75%||-65%|