Welcome to Living on a Restricted Diet

Hello everyone, welcome to my new food blog, Living on a Restricted Diet. If that title sounds grim, I apologize, it’s meant to simply sound like the reality many of us Baby Boomers face as we get older and deal with more health-related issues that impact how we eat.

In August, 2012, I had an angioplasty done to open an 80% blocked artery to my heart, for example. Since that event, I have completely changed my eating routine, giving up scores of foods I truly loved. I was one of those people who lived to eat rather than simply ate to live. So it’s been a painful process for me.

Trays fo stuffed shells were once my Super Bowl party main course. No more though.
Trays fo stuffed shells were once my Super Bowl party main course. No more though.

But I’ve learned valuable lessons along the way, along with creating my own no-salt, no-sugar, no-fat recipes, and want to share them with you. I also want to hear what you’ve done because I have no illusion that my approach is the only correct one. I leave that kind of hubris to those writing other food blogs, including one I founded and left after it adopted an incredibly self-righteous tone that included repeatedly insulting me and what I was going through.

When you have a major health scare, few people who have not been through one will understand how massive an impact it has on you, your life, and your eating. I do, so I hope I can help you know you’re not as alone as you feel.

Stick around for:

  • News about food, health and nutrition
  • Personal experiences from me and others that can help you.
  • Recipes I’ve tried and that others have come up with.
  • Reviews of so-called healthy cooking books to find nuggets you can use.
  • A page devoted to discussing how I’m recovering from my heart surgery and what lessons you can take from my experiences.

The good news is I just had my four-month post surgery checkup and everything is looking great, cholesterol down, blood pressure down, weight down dramatically (I’ve lost 23 pounds in four months as of today). So there have been positive results from a process that has been anything but pleasant when it comes to food choices.

So sit back and enjoy, let’s take this journey together.


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