Thursday, February 02, 2017

Diet Changes Over Time

When I was a child, we ate very health. My mom made all our meals from scratch, with a large variety of vegetables.  We hardly had any processed foods.  Eating out, even at McDonald's, was a special changes.

In high school, fast food became a larger part of my diet.   And I ate a lot as a growing athletic boy.  I recall eating a Big Mac, 2 Quarter Pounders, French Fries, Apple Pie and Milkshake at one post football game meal.

As I grew older, eating out became more frequent, in the company cafeteria and at pizza/fast food restaurants.   I thought eating cheese and chips was relatively healthy, but I still ate a lot of meat and relatively few vegetables and fruits.

Then four years ago, four blockages were found in my heart arteries.

After that, I made a significant change in my diet.   Upon finding I had several arterial blockages in my heart, I converted to a vegan, no added fats/oils diet.  Dr. Ornish's book, Program for Reversing Heart Disease and  Caldwell Esselstyn's book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure were the basis for my diets.  I made the change because I realize that eating well is important for my heart health.

So far, I've rigorously adhered to this diet for four years and have experience zero heart incidents during that time.

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