One of the first things I did after the heart attack was change my eating habits. Your state of mind has to be that it is not a diet, it is a way of life.
Here are some of the things I changed immediately-
1. I quit eating biscuits. Bisquits are made with crisco and it is not good for your heart.
2. I do not eat bacon. Sometimes I use vegetarian bacon to flavor a recipe that calls for bacon. Have you noticed that restaurants put bacon on everything? Ask them to leave it off.
3. I drastically cut the amount of cheese I eat. If I make a recipe that calls for cheese, I use fat free cheese or low fat cheese and I carefully measure the amount I am using. Sometimes you just don't realize how much you are eating.
4. I eat an apple and a banana everyday.
This is a good starting point. Stay tuned!