Re: Obesity again...
- From: Thuss <thuss80@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2007 10:52:40 -0400
On Tue, 09 Oct 2007 05:56:04 -0700, NoName <noname@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue, 09 Oct 2007 01:26:49 -0500, Matthew Scotthttp://spaz.ca/cronometer/
High Miles wrote:
Fifty years ago the foods we ate were basically just
cooked or eaten raw.
Today, the proliferation of high fat, high sugar foods
in most diets, combined with an ever increasing lack
of physical movement have led us to be FAT.
High fructose sweeteners and fried foods.
Much fewer purely physical jobs.
Pretty simple formula for obesity.
The Calorie Restriction Society's goal is to help people of all ages
live longer and healthier lives simply by:
* eating fewer calories
* maintaining adequate nutrition
See http://www.calorierestriction.org/ and
I looked at this program -- and wonder how many people read the page
that present possible risks?
A few of them that may be counterproductive for the elderly in
bone health -- while evidence suggests that CR may support long-term
skeletal health, weight loss is often accompanied by reduced bone
mass, which may place you at risk of fracture. Work with your
physician to monitor your bone mass and markers of resorption.
loss of "cushioning" -- discomfort sitting on hard surfaces, etc.,
to reduced body fat. Similarly, body tissues will be less protected-
from impact, leading to greater risk of damage to underlying tissues
such as bone or soft tissues.on
loss of strength and/or stamina -- the weight loss on CR almost
invariably includes some loss of muscle mass. This could be an issue
in an emergency situation such as preventing a heavy object falling
you. This may also reduce performance in certain athletic activities.I think that if we get back to smaller portions, while keeping the
These seem to be factors an older person who chooses to follow this
eating program should think about. And perhaps adopt less draconian
measures to control weight.
same general food choices (assuming we are otherwise healthy), we who
are "youth-challenged" should do ok. If we come upon a holiday
situation, we should enjoy it. And a weekly binge at one of those Eat
All You Want places can keep us from obtaining an automatic weapon and
wiping out the Orphan's Home. And walking and taking the stairs
---Still, the sight of all these exremely overweight younger
people disturb me. There seem to be more and more of them.
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