The Evo child is afraid I am going to drop dead of a heart attack like her friend's mother and she wants to restrict my diet to "heart healthy" food. I have very low LDL cholesterol, way below optimum levels, and the highest optimum levels of good cholesterol. My blood sugar levels are perfect. All of my heart tests have come back clean as a whistle. My arteries are squeaky clean, but I have developed high blood pressure which seems to be caused by my sucky job, my blood pressure soars when I am working (we randomly get blood pressure checks during work, my company is fanatical about employee health) But, because her friend's mother ate junk food, I am no longer allowed to have junk food. (Unless she doesn't know about it). I have always eaten a low fat diet for no reason other than personal preference, but I want my artery clogging Angus burger when I have a craving. I have always eaten mostly vegetables with little or no meat, until the past few years, I tend to crave whole proteins more now. So I was wondering how many people are intentionally adjusting their diets to be "healthier". I'm not talking temporary fad diets or unnatural diets like vegan or liquid diets that need to be artificially supplemented in order to remain alive. I would like to hear from people eating "normal" healthy diets and their thoughts. No power bars, protein shakes etc...., I'm not body building, I work at a desk all day, then go home and collapse. I want to eat a healthy, balanced diet from real food, but it can have no more than 1,200 calories a day (my metabolism in super slow, and yes I used to do vigorous cardio workouts to no avail). I'm sure I have room for improvement, I'd like to hear some suggestions.