I think one of the problems with eating off plan is that it is very easy to go down the slippery slope and before you know it you are eating oily and or animal foods twice a week and then that has to affect your artery health. I see this with my inlaws. According to what I have read here and in Dr. Esselstyns book, it is the young (new) placques that cause the heart attacks.
Thanks. That's an important point. That's why I like the fact that The Starch Solution
does include a list of other foods, such as peanut butter, that one can partake if on target. At least with a fixed list one might avoid the slippery slope. The problem there is that my wife still hasn't achieved the TC< 150 (currently 160) despite her very high compliance. I guess we'll need to remain virtually 100% compliant until she reaches that goal.
Does anyone have a good explanation for the low fat component to the diet (for those maintaining a healthy weight)? If we were to relax our criteria a bit it would probably be on oil as an ingredient since that is probably the most difficult part of this WOE. We don't have any plans to return to meat, chicken, fish, dairy, or eggs.