It wasn't a life time of junk food and inactivity that did me in. I exercised religiously. I ate what CW told me to eat. I avoided saturated fat and transfats. I cooked with 'healthy' oils like canola and used them sparingly. I ate plenty of soy protein, plus the above-mentioned whole grains and legumes. I'm not unique in this, either. I hear this same story on these boards all the time.