The fully referenced, 8-page fact sheet provides an overview of the latest UK and Irish national heart status statistics & government initiatives for improving heart health before exploring the scientific evidence for all components of the UCLP©, its practical implications and guidance on how to apply behavioural strategies during patient consultations to optimise its uptake. The evidence strongly supports the UCLP©'s unique flexible approach which allows the plan to be tailored to meet any individual's personal preferences and capabilities whilst still having the potential to lower serum cholesterol levels as well as providing overall heart health benefits.
The booklet has been fully revised to provide consumers with a highly visual and practical step-by-step guide to the UCLP©. The leaflet discusses the 3 key stages of the UCLP©: Getting into the right mindset, the heart healthy foundation diet and the four UCLP© foods. The consumer is provided with exerices and practical options to adopt at each step with the emphasis on taking on board just one or two new dietary changes at a time, committing to the changes by completing their own UCLP© plan, encouraging 2-3 weekly reviews of progress and setting targets to make more dietary changes. The key message is one step at time and to take each component within each step at their own pace.