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Old 06-20-2019, 04:47 PM
 
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As a nod to science here- Correlation does not equal causation. So this is a bit silly.


Many things are obviously bad or less good for humans and contribute to their ailments. Some obvious, some not. Surely hope people don't change their diet/habits based solely on city-data group think.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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As a nod to science here- Correlation does not equal causation. So this is a bit silly.


Many things are obviously bad or less good for humans and contribute to their ailments. Some obvious, some not. Surely hope people don't change their diet/habits based solely on city-data group think.
There are a good cross section of thinkers here and why not ....

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Old 06-20-2019, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Sure, everything you eat can either feed your health or feed a disease.

There's lots of info on what constitutes a healthy diet.

A Mediterranean diet is often recommended. It's a way of eating that's not-so-hard to stay on as it's varied and delicious.
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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Common sense tells me what is good for my body young or old. I've learned a lot over my aging years and eliminated foods I believed were causing damage, and stopped all alcohol a few yrs ago and NEVER smoked. I'm 81 soon. I get quality water delivery, drink water all day.
Yet in another thread you criticize a doctor for recommending drinking water for constipation?
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Yet in another thread you criticize a doctor for recommending drinking water for constipation?
Where did I say what you say I said? I've never said docs don' t recommend drinking water for constipation......I can't imagine ever saying that. Lead me to that please....

In all the years of ever seeing doctors I don't think I ever heard the word water from any of their mouths.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Around here the fat people with diabetes eat mostly fried chicken and macaroni and cheese. Traditional southern foods are real artery cloggers.

Anything made with grain, such as pasta, is high in carbohydrates, the main cause of type II diabetes.
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:20 AM
 
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A young person can get away with lots of things. I remember eating a large caramel roll heated up in the microwave and slathered with butter with a large cup of coffee with sugar dumped in it and some creamer for breakfast everyday when I was in college. I liked to take the coffee spoon and spoon out the sugar sitting in the bottom and sip it. (I used to run a lot to burn off my bad habits). I wouldn't dream of eating like that now. Had I continued that behavior I am sure I would have diabetes now (runs in family) and a host of other problems.
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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A young person can get away with lots of things. I remember eating a large caramel roll heated up in the microwave and slathered with butter with a large cup of coffee with sugar dumped in it and some creamer for breakfast everyday when I was in college. I liked to take the coffee spoon and spoon out the sugar sitting in the bottom and sip it. (I used to run a lot to burn off my bad habits). I wouldn't dream of eating like that now. Had I continued that behavior I am sure I would have diabetes now (runs in family) and a host of other problems.

That sounds just like me, in my teenage years. I calculated that I typically ate about 11,000 calories a day, in high school and gained no fat. I once ate 24 large hamburgers in a half-hour lunch period. There was a famous steak restaurant that advertised if you could eat a 72-oz. steak and the trimmings, you got it for free. I went there with some friends and ate two of the 72-ouncers. But I did put in many hours of very hard exercise. You can imagine how much I ate in the summer, when I worked 8 hours a day, throwing around 180-lb. bales of alfalfa or sacks of wheat. However, if I'd kept eating like that as an adult, exercising or not, I'd probably weigh 400 lbs. I keep my diet below 2,700 calories now, with a minimum of carbohydrates and no saturated animal fat, even though I still work out as hard as ever.
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I think bad (and probably good) habits have more impact on an older body.

Exercise and diet become more important. For me, lots of veggies, fruits, greens, spices and herbs, small amounts of protein, complex carbs (stay away from simple carbs) works well, along with a lot of exercise. Minimal restaurant or processed foods.

Despite being thin, not smoking and light drinking, if I do not do the above I get high blood pressure and sugar.
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:50 AM
 
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That sounds just like me, in my teenage years. I calculated that I typically ate about 11,000 calories a day, in high school and gained no fat. I once ate 24 large hamburgers in a half-hour lunch period. There was a famous steak restaurant that advertised if you could eat a 72-oz. steak and the trimmings, you got it for free. I went there with some friends and ate two of the 72-ouncers. But I did put in many hours of very hard exercise. You can imagine how much I ate in the summer, when I worked 8 hours a day, throwing around 180-lb. bales of alfalfa or sacks of wheat. However, if I'd kept eating like that as an adult, exercising or not, I'd probably weigh 400 lbs. I keep my diet below 2,700 calories now, with a minimum of carbohydrates and no saturated animal fat, even though I still work out as hard as ever.

That story is awesome! Made me laugh too. I got away with a lot of sugar but certainly not the number of calories you did. My style was to eat a whole cake, not a 72 oz steak. But good work on the 2 steaks! Yeah, we had to change our ways that is for sure!
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