When I was a freshman in college, my father had a heart attack. This was in the late 1970s and bi-bypass surgery, a new method. The only place in the area in which you could have the procedure performed was at University Hospital. This is a teaching hospital and so are many innovative strategies that are preformed it. The hospital receives patients
throughout the US so it was four months of waiting after surgery for dad. He was sent home with medication and diet. Suddenly my mother was looking for healthy recipes to cook. This was a big change for her because she used a lot of butter and salt in her cooking, and they ate out at restaurants a lot. Neither one of my parents had ever given a thought about healthy recipes and fat or salt content in their food.
The heart really scared my mother. She was determined to father would regain his strength and be healthier. She became a fanatic on making sure everything she served him from healthy recipes. At that time it was not the number of fat choices that there are today. Other features that were on the market was bad taste and poor quality.
older sister tried to tell my mom that she does not try to implement healthy recipes, but instead broil chicken and fish and serve fresh vegetables. The most difficult thing for the father was giving up chocolate as well as rich desserts that mom did. She made pound cakes that melt in your mouth. She wanted to do a few at a time and freeze them. Whenever she had a dessert she would thaw one of the cakes and serve large pieces with fresh whipped cream and chocolate sauce. We teased my dad that it was probably a piece of pound cake mom clogged artery him.
In the four months waiting for surgery my parents gradually became routine for a new lifestyle. Mom did find some healthy recipes [http://www.BODY-MIND-WHOLENESS.COM] which tasted quite good. She learned to cook simple meals and they both learn to make wiser decisions when eating out at restaurants. Dad surgery and had to stay in hospital for a month due to complications. After hospitalization, he had a few weeks in the rehab hospital closer
home. When he came home, he was able to continue most of the tasks that he did prior to his heart attack. As the years went by
mom found it was easier to create tasty healthy recipes by adding lower fat products.