03/20/15- Paula's helathy Living Exercise/Eating Diary: Tuesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 21. March 2015 19:56


A women’s heart attack symptoms are different than the stereotypical description that we’ve heard of horrible stabbing pain in the chest, or the arm numbing,  sweating, then falling to the floor.

A female nurse described her heart attack beginning on an evening with no significant stress, reading a book. Then, she felt what she thought was indigestion (something stuck in her throat like something that hadn’t been chewed well enough). Then she felt squeezing motions up her spine that raced under her sternum (the place where you press to do CPR). Then it moved up her throat, into her jaw. She knew the pain in the jaw was a symptom of a heart attack (I didn’t know that). She got to a phone, called 911. She passed out before the EMT’s arrived. They did an angiogram at the hospital. She realized later, the symptoms at home took only 4-5 minutes in total. http://www.cincinnati.md/oh/cincinnati/con-article/662005/women''s%20heart%20attack%20symptoms/many_women_having_a_heart_attack_dont_have_chest_pain.htm .

Men and women who have risk factors for heart disease, such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of heart disease, should be particularly concerned if they experience chest pain and arm tingling.  The concern is that high risk patients who experienc e those symptoms could already be so far advanced into their heart attack, that the opportunity for treatment may become limited. 

"The reality is that most people who have chest pain and discomfort aren't having a heart attack. But, you can't wait to find out. Time is heart muscle. If you delay seeking treatment, you may be outside the window where you can get the most effective treatment," said author Dr. John Canto, director of cardiovascular prevention, research and education at the Watson Clinic and director of the Chest Pain Center at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Fla.  

They say more women than men die of their first heart attack, because they don’t know the symptoms. Don’t be embarrassed to bother the EMT’s…CALL! Don’t drive to an emergency room. You may pass out behind the wheel, and harm yourself and others.

Don’t assume you’re too young, too healthy, or that your cholesterol levels are good, or that it must be indigestion. Cholesterol is not always a proper indicator of a heart condition. If you think your symptoms are a red flag, they just might be.

BE YOUR BEST ADVOCATE!  Know your familiy history-risks and gather information.

Tuesday 03/20/12- Workout Diary:

Spinning class- 45 minutes

total body workout DVD- 55 minutes

Tuesday 03/20/12- Food Diary:


2 oz old fashioned oatmeal (187 cal.)

1 cup egg whites (120 cal.)

A.M. Snack-

protein shake with 1/2 cup pasturized egg whites (190 cal.)


5oz organic chicken over 2 cups raw spinach, 9 cherry tomatoes, ¼ cup blanched broccoli, less than 1/8 cup thawed frozen adamame (230 cal.)

P.M. Snack-

1 low-carb, whole wheat tortilla, 1 " square goat cheese, 1 piece of prosutto (210 cal.)


4 oz Salmon (I broiled with seasonings and butter flavored Pam) ( 240 cal.)

½ cup cooked quinoa, drizzled with balsamic glaze (165 cal)

1 cup brussel sprouts, scallions, 1 piece turkey low-salt bacon crumbles, rosemary olive oil-1 tsp.(110 cal.)


3/4 cup mixed berries with 8 oz 0% Greek yogurt, sprinkle of high fiber cereal (150 cal.)


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