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didi wrote:Yes, I am very happy to have survived. And next Tuesday I have an appointment with the nurse practitioner and will find out about cardiac rehab. Evidently you don't start to exercise other than walking for two weeks after an MI. However, I continue to question because I do not want a repeat performance! I have to also say that I think it is possible that Dr.s McD and Esselstyn might be a bit more optimistic about the plant based diet than might be warranted. I hope not.
didi wrote:I was just watching some videos on morbidly obese people. One guy weighs over 700 pounds and eats about 14000 calories a day. Another guy weighs 1072 pounds and a whole ambulance crew had to get him to the hospital where I think he underwent by pass surgery. Both of them ate every kind of buttery, fatty, meaty sugary kind of food and lots of it. So who has the heart attack? I do. Because although on a mostly plant based diet, a couple of times a week I ate a couple of ounces of fish? Something isn't adding up here.
lmggallagher wrote: That is people who are very obese or morbidly obese don't typically have diabetes, which tends to occur in the overweight/ midlin obesity range. I think one of the Docs at the last ASW - mentioned this. If not at that event, then another recent video - by one of the docs we all follow -- covered this issue.
So, the guys you mentioned above who are eating really 100 % terrible diets, actually may NOT have the high heart risk factors you do, even though maybe only 10% of your food is in that category. Unbelievable as it sounds, it's very likely the case!
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