Analysis of my diet
I am a 70 year oId retired teacher from Ontario, Canada. I am in the enviable, or unenviable position (depending on your perspective) of being able to eat the same menu 24/7, 365 days a year. It makes inputting my data into cronometer relatively easy -- I just have to do it once. In 2011, I faced the prospect of a triple bypass operation because of six blockages involving my three main arteries. I declined, watched Forks over Knives, read Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Esselstyn and converted immediately to a WFPB diet. Over the past 8 years, with the help of cronometer, I have slowly refined my diet to the point where I think I have covered all my basis, but although knowledgeable, I am not a WFPB nutrition expert, and I can't say for sure that I have. It has always been my intention, not just to slow the progression of my heart disease, but to actually reverse it.
Alas, at the end of November, the unthinkable happened. Even though I had dropped sixty pounds, exercised daily and have eaten a strict WFPB diet for the past 8 years, I still had a small heart attack. Although my previous eight years have been event free and I consider my overall health to be very good, I feel it is time to examine my diet more closely. My diet was designed with a premise that a variety of foods would be essential to meet my nutritional needs and that I would need enough variety in a single day (since each day would be the same)to meet those needs. The diet would also aim at a 10% target for fat consumption (it currently sits at roughly12%). Cronometer was absolutely essential in the design of my diet. To me, the diet appears strong. I think I have struck a pretty good balance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. In essence, it is pretty much a starch-based diet. What I would like is for an expert to analyze it and offer me suggestions. I am more than willing to make changes as long as they are in line with keeping my total fat intake close to 10% (and don't involve give up my oatmeal. Not exactly sure how to post a copy of my cronometer page hre that shows the diet, but I will research that problem. Any advice I might get from this forum about the makeup of my diet would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Dave Whiteside, Bracebridge, Ontario.