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Old 10-02-2019, 02:22 AM
 
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Very controversial statements. I still think that earlier people just moved more. Now we have the main communication via the Internet, in connection with this we are less likely to get together with friends and do something.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:27 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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Very controversial statements. I still think that earlier people just moved more. Now we have the main communication via the Internet, in connection with this we are less likely to get together with friends and do something.
I also think that the "baby boom" was entering their 30's and 40's for the first time. They have an easier time, on average, than people entering their 60's and 70's. I was born in 1957; I should know. I still keep fit, but eight-minute miles have morphed into, at best, thirteen-minute miles. A similar-aged friend is much more upset about this than me.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:45 PM
 
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Understand that the point of this thread and article was to be food for thought, but I refuse to read something where the premise is just to offer another excuse not to try. I don't see the value in even putting out an article like this.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:39 PM
 
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I eat more now and do more exercise now than in the 1980s and am in better shape. All I did back then was ride my exercise bike five miles a day and walk to and from the office a total of a mile a day. I was much weaker.then in my upper body
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:58 PM
 
Location: The World
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I'm not sure I buy it. If you listen to the talk, the spokesperson for the Atlantic is only speculating. She says things like "could be...", "may be changing the way the body metabolizes..." etc. Also, some pesticides and other chemicals used in the 80's have been banned in the US. Plus, organic food has gained tremendous popularity, so many people aren't ingesting that stuff, anyway. Has there been a study comparing people on an all-organic, or mostly-organic diet to people eating conventional fruits and vegetables, to see if the consumers of organic foods are thinner?

It's easy to fling around theories, but that's all they are, is unproven theories so far. The millennials I know are as slim as 20-somethings and early 30-somethings were in the 80's. And they don't go to the gym. They don't have to; their hormones at that age manage their metabolism just fine, and they don't overeat, or gorge on sweets and other empty carbs, or eat junk food. The video seems to be peddling stereotypes of Americans eating a lot of fast food. People were doing that in the 80's too, and those people were overweight. The rest weren't.

More study needed.
I have noticed that wherever organic farming is common the women have larger breasts on a thin body. I would guess that organic foods have a greater nutrient content, less androgens, less harmful substances to a womans fertility and tend to be more satietying. If you want to lose weight while maintaining your bust size I would highly recommended eating organicc foods and drinking unpasteurised milk. That is the secret your government wont tell you so greedy plastic surgeons keep in business!!!
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:07 PM
 
Location: NMB, SC
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It Was Easier to Be Skinny in the ’80s

Interesting article with video from The Atlantic.

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/in.../skinnier-80s/

It says you can do the same exercise and eat the same foods and weigh more now than in the '80s.
I was 110 in the 80's and I'm still 110 today. Am I an outlier ?
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:51 PM
 
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I was 110 in the 80's and I'm still 110 today. Am I an outlier ?

Yes, if your activity and diet are precisely what they were in the 80s. The normal human metabolism slows with age, even discounting changes in the food supply.
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:59 PM
 
Location: IN
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Don’t consume any modern wheat, no high fructose corn syrup, little fast food or frozen food, and you will be the same size as before the mid 80’s.
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Old 11-09-2019, 06:16 PM
 
Location: California
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It was only easier for me because I was in my 20's and could drop a pants size just by avoiding sweets for a month.
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:14 AM
 
Location: NMB, SC
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Yes, if your activity and diet are precisely what they were in the 80s. The normal human metabolism slows with age, even discounting changes in the food supply.
It also depends on your body type. Some people have to watch what they eat regarding weight gain throughout their lives.


https://www.runnersworld.com/health-...pes-explained/
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