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Old Yesterday, 03:19 PM
 
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By far the experiments and studies that have sought life extension have found the most consistent positive findings for actually increasing life span have been those that focused on caloric restriction. The idea is the slower your metabolism, the longer your body lasts. 3000 calories eaten throughout a day is to your body like driving your car at 90 mph all the time, the engine is always revved. While 1100 calories is like cruising along at 35. It doesn't wear out as fast.
You're right, but it's important to remember how the human body is hardwired. Our ancestors did not have food available 24/7, they would go long periods of time without eating at all. That is one reason why researchers have found that the best way to reverse aging and stay healthy is to practice intermittent fasting and not eat at all for various periods of time. (One way this translates into better health is the preservation, and even regeneration, of your telomeres, scientists have discovered).

And you're spot on about the metabolism, do you know there is a huge turtle that is, I believe, living on the Galapagos that was born when George Washington was President? That's incredible and hard to believe, but their metabolism allows this lifespan.
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Old Yesterday, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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That's not true. Jack LaLanne died at home due to respiratory failure.
[indent]LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia at his home on January 23, 2011.
Now you ruined it.
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Old Yesterday, 03:44 PM
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So you may live to a more ripe (closer to rotten) old age -- but it won't be much of a life.
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Old Yesterday, 03:48 PM
 
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You're right, but it's important to remember how the human body is hardwired. Our ancestors did not have food available 24/7, they would go long periods of time without eating at all. That is one reason why researchers have found that the best way to reverse aging and stay healthy is to practice intermittent fasting and not eat at all for various periods of time. (One way this translates into better health is the preservation, and even regeneration, of your telomeres, scientists have discovered).

And you're spot on about the metabolism, do you know there is a huge turtle that is, I believe, living on the Galapagos that was born when George Washington was President? That's incredible and hard to believe, but their metabolism allows this lifespan.
The book cited includes writing about telomeres and the long-lived turtles!

Interesting, too, that the book, along with the audio version, is available on Kindle, which you can read by scrolling down the page and also substantially enlarge the print. Handy for those of us with visual disabilities.
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Old Yesterday, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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My father used to say that retirement was “just waiting around to die.” He was very very active in his retirement, until he fell dow and hit the back of his head. He almost died at that point but somehow recovered. Everybody said that he wasn’t even remotely like himself after that. I don’t know. The original self of him disowned me, my wife, and his grandchildren 9 years earlier, and so I only had hearsay, since he forced my siblings to stand with him, lest they be disowned also.
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Old Yesterday, 04:09 PM
 
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Intermittent fasting does it for me. I started a year ago last August and don't anticipate stopping. OMAD, even. But sometimes lunch, or sometimes a social meal with family or friends. It's so flexible.
How long do you go without eating?
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Old Yesterday, 04:12 PM
 
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You're right, but it's important to remember how the human body is hardwired. Our ancestors did not have food available 24/7, they would go long periods of time without eating at all. That is one reason why researchers have found that the best way to reverse aging and stay healthy is to practice intermittent fasting and not eat at all for various periods of time. (One way this translates into better health is the preservation, and even regeneration, of your telomeres, scientists have discovered).

And you're spot on about the metabolism, do you know there is a huge turtle that is, I believe, living on the Galapagos that was born when George Washington was President? That's incredible and hard to believe, but their metabolism allows this lifespan.
That’s amazing about the turtle! I did not know that.

So where does exercise fit in? Doesn’t cardio raise your metabolism? Better to stick to weights than cardio?
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Old Yesterday, 04:17 PM
 
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Now you ruined it.
He still had a great and healthy life up till then. Even in his 80ís he said he still had regular sex, no assist from pills. And he still did those stunts on his birthday like pulling a truck, well into old age. I read he took like 100 supplements a day.
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Old Yesterday, 04:32 PM
 
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How long do you go without eating?
OMAD is One Meal a Day and I do mine in the morning. What I'm doing essentially is a 23:1, assuming it takes around an hour to prepare and eat the one meal. The first number is the fasting time and the second number is the eating window. Sometimes I have something around noon to 2, but usually I just eat in the morning and I'm done for the day.

I'm a nearly 70 year old woman, so it took me about a year to lose the 40 lbs. I wanted to lose. Young people report faster results but no one should be in a hurry. I'm also 6'3" so at my height 40 lbs. doesn't appear that much on my frame. And I was vegan to start with.

Quick fixes and being in a big hurry are verboten. Learning about what your body needs and how to satiate it without suffering is the goal. You can eat a ton of food--probably more, by volume, than you are now --but how you eat (when) and avoiding animal products, processed foods and sugar, is my recommendation.
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Old Yesterday, 05:22 PM
 
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My daughter didn’t lose any weight after fasting, I know she read about and gave it a try. I finally told her to eat a pile of vegetables at night, do just a bit more of exercises, sure enough she reported she lost weight. That’s how I lose eight. I don’t even need to fast, just eat much smaller meal at night or a pile of vegetables. I don’t even get hungry.
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