Harvard Heart Letter
Open your heart to mindful eating
Strategies that cultivate self-awareness and compassion may help you lose weight and keep it off. Of all the recommendations for preventing heart disease, maintaining a healthy weight tops the list. Excess weight can raise your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol values, all of which harm the heart. But with about one in three Americans now overweight or obese, weight loss clearly remains a stubbornly elusive goal for many people.