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                 You may need to lose weight
Being overweight means that the heart has to work harder.
If you are overweight, there are several things you can do to lose weight. You will need to change your diet. The good news is that this doesn’t have to be hard work. A few small changes can be made gradually to your daily routine:
• Reduce the total amount of fat, especially animal fat, in your diet. This can also help reduce your cholesterol levels. Try to eat more fish, lean meat and poultry. Cut down on pies, sausages and burgers.
• Eat more fibre-rich foods like wholemeal bread, pasta, jacket potatoes, fruit, vegetables and high-fibre breakfast cereals like porridge (without the salt).
• Eat less sugar. Try to avoid cakes, sweets and biscuits.

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