Hi, I have been home nearly a week now after suffering a Heart attack. I seem to have gone into panic mode about what my diet should be and what I should and should not eat. I have always loved my food and eaten plenty of fruit and veg, and as far as fish is concerned, I cannot get enough of it. My downfall probably would be meat with fat on it and I have had a sweet tooth from a young age. However if I was honest I would hardly say I over indulged on anything, quite the opposite a lot of the time, the wife would tell me off for not eating hardly anything during the coarse of a 12-14hr work day. I have always worked outdoors in manual work so I keep pretty active. Do I need to start scrutinising everything we buy now for salt and sugar content, or just be a bit sensible and cut down on those things which are really high in fat, salt and sugar? For example a normal packet of biscuits would last me about a week, would you say that is being over indulgent, or do I need to cut down to one biscuit a day god forbid
I have been a smoker for 40yrs as well. My wife has given it up for about 8 weeks now and due to that I was starting to cut down myself, I was also contemplating giving it up. I had decided that if I did then an electronic version would suite my smoking habit the best. At the moment I have not craved for a cigarette and would like to keep it that way, however I do seem to be getting some mood swings, I feel frustrated as I have never been one to sit around and do nothing. I love my bird photography but whilst doing that I would always light up a cigarette. Due to the pressures of the change in my life at the moment I am getting those brief moments when thoughts start creeping in. If I do crack under the strain of it I would much sooner grab one of the electronic gizmo`s rather than going to the shop and buying the real thing. My problem is I cannot find out from anyone including my GP, if it is ok to use one of these electronic devices, are you able to advise me on this at all?