Originally Posted by Valleygolfer
I have to say with no disrespect intended, you know very little about dietary needs of the body. Saturated fats are not the enemy. Over indulgence and lack of fiber, high quality vegetables as well as eating processed and chemically made additives cause way more damage to the body. Every chemical sweetener is absolutely unhealthy as well as any artificial color. Fine if you want people to tell you how to eat but once you see the research and not the hype, you would understand. It looks like Clarke may have the right guys around him and hopefully they can get him to quit smoking too...
Actually, I agree with you .... even the part about knowing very little of the dietary needs.
I've read several books on diets related to those with heart issues, including Clinton's diet plan Doc.
If you've read what I eat in the above posts, it's what saevel25 has stated, with the exception that I avoid meat and oils on most days, and avoid dairy product. But I do eat a good filet every couple of weeks, and chicken or fish on a weekly basis. I get additional protein from black beans. I enjoy meat but the docs have asked me to avoid it most of the time. I prepare many of my own meals, and if I eat something prepared, it's organic and fits my other dietary needs -- low sodium, lack of dairy, etc.
I don't think the vegan or vegetarian think works - because those people tend to beef themselves up on veggies, cheese, nuts ... and they have heart issues, too, not so different from the beef eating population.
To sum up, because I don't eat as much meat as you recommend, you're telling me I don't know anything.
You may not have a dietary issue ... but you might consider working on your control issues....