By now you should be familiar with the TLC Diet to help you lower your blood cholesterol levels and reduce your chance for heart attack and other heart disease complications. However, you still may be asking yourself, "What can I eat?"
The goal of this activity is to show how to select foods on the TLC Diet. You will be given the opportunity to select foods from a variety of choices and then receive a report on how closely you were able to match your TLC Diet goals for saturated fat, fat, cholesterol, sodium and calories. The foods available in this activity are only a small sample of foods to choose. You don't have to limit yourself to eating only these foods. This activity was designed to provide you with an idea of how to make the best food choices on the TLC Diet.
Create a Diet - what to do
You will be prompted to choose foods for one day (three meals plus snacks). Choose food in the same way that you're used to doing everyday. Every food you like to eat may not be available. Do the best you can and choose foods most similar to what you normally eat. If you do not want to eat all of the meal or snack options, simply skip over that meal or snack and continue the activity.
The TLC Diet and You
In order to determine your estimated TLC Diet goals, we will need to know:
Please note that the levels of saturated fat, total fat, and calories shown in this activity are just an estimate of the appropriate amounts for you. There are other factors involved in determining appropriate calorie levels. Also, if you lose weight, your calorie needs will be lower, which will reduce the amount of saturated fat and fat you could eat on the TLC Diet. For your personal calorie, saturated fat, and total fat recommendations, consult your physician or registered dietitian.