Today marks WEEK SIX of our Heart@Home campaign where you will be tracking meals using the Food Diary tool!
Heart @ Home Goal #6
Track your meals using the Food Diary
Log into Heart Failure Health Storylines
Upload a picture of your meal and describe your reaction to it
Select ‘Done’ when you’re all finished
Now you're ready! Don't forget to log your meals every day to give you and your doctor a better sense of your daily Heart Care journey.
The ‘Food Diary’ is a tool that allows you to keep a record of your meals. You can upload a picture of your meals and describe how your body reacted to it. The more information your providers have on your dietary habits, the more they can help take care of your health.
People diagnosed with Heart Failure may improve their symptoms by reducing the amount of sodium in their diet. Sodium is a mineral found in many foods, especially salt. Eating too much salt causes the body to keep or retain too much water, worsening the fluid buildup that's often associated with Heart Failure.
Following a low-salt diet helps keep high blood pressure and swelling under control. It can also make breathing easier if you experience symptoms related to Heart Failure.
For more information on the importance of following a low sodium diet, click the button below to visit this free resource from the Heart Failure Society of America.
Get started today by using the Heart Failure Storylines app to manage your Heart Health.
The Heart Failure Storylines Team
*Note it is important to seek help immediately and tell your doctor if you experience any alarming symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, profuse sweating, or a sudden change in weight (+/- 2 pounds in a day).*