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Old Yesterday, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Venus
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We usually have a liquid breakfast. Hubby has 2 cups of coffee with sugar. I drink tea without sugar. I have either 2 or 3 cups of caffeinated tea in the morning and then I switch to decaf/herbal in the afternoon.

We don't usually eat until about 2 p.m. sometimes later. That is usually, a sandwich or a bowl of cereal or some eggs, etc. If there are any leftovers from the night before, I eat that.

We have our big meal about 8-9-sometimes as late as 9:30. Dinner is usually a meat, a starch, & veggies. This comes in a variety of ways-sometimes a stir-fry, sometimes each one is separate. The veggies could be a salad or cooked veggies. We do have dessert. Most of the time dessert consist of fruit but sometimes it is ice cream or bread with goat cheese, or something that the chef made. For the most part, we eat pretty healthy. Where we do get is trouble is eating chips-even after dinner/dessert. We used to have yogurt right before bed (about 11) but stopped that.

People have asked if how we can eat lunch so late. We are used to it. Of course we eat dinner so late because we eat lunch so late.

Sometimes we will go out for breakfast-about 2 in the afternoon. Since restaurant food is more than we usually eat in the afternoon, we don't eat dinner per say. We will only have bread with goat cheese or something like that.


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Old Yesterday, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don't Have To
David A. Sinclair
https://www.amazon.com/Lifespan-Why-...9073013&sr=8-3

I'm finding this book really fascinating. His recommendations include IF (Intermittent Fasting), CR (Calorie Restriction), plant based diet, exercise and exposure to cold. The health projections for the coming decades are well worth discussion. Author is a professor at Harvard Medical school, and has a lot of insight into current research.

Here is something to make you think.
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Old Yesterday, 04:50 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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If it’s 12 hours then I’m definitely fasting. I eat a small meal around 5-6PM then I don’t eat again until 6-7AM. But only for a short time. But I don’t skip any meal at all.

Remember a key to 'IF.'.. Exercise (burn fat) AFTER your 12 hrs fast, but before you indulge.

Take water FIRST at least 30 min before eating (and best NOT to drink with meal)

Portion control
I shoot for 1200CAL / day when losing weight, 2000 when sustaining.

I also follow Glycemic Load (UK), rather than Glycemic Index (US)
Load has to do with rate of glucose conversion. (How fast food breaks down into glucose)
Index is strictly the amount / volume of Glucose available in a food.
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Old Today, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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That's pretty much my point. I'd much rather die at the age of 70 while still mentally and physically capable, then to live to 90 or beyond in a state of physical or mental impairment. I'm 65.
And if you keep note of what's going on in the world today, our dying planet, does anyone really want to be here 20 years hence?

Genes, genes, genes! There's your explanation!

If you think of the high cholesterol food my grandmother ate over the years, and she made it to 102! My Dad smoked 3 packs of Kools every day for 50 years, quit at 66, died at 96 with no respiratory problems.

I have COPD at 69, still smoke, and given what going on in the world today, I hope they're right, it'll shorten my lifespan even more!
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Old Today, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Long life or quality of life? Why should we have to choose. This is not an either or scenario. The idea for a long life is to have as good a life at 120 as you have at 60. The idea that you can have one of the other should be put to rest. You can have both.
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Old Today, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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And if you keep note of what's going on in the world today, our dying planet, does anyone really want to be here 20 years hence?

Genes, genes, genes! There's your explanation!

If you think of the high cholesterol food my grandmother ate over the years, and she made it to 102! My Dad smoked 3 packs of Kools every day for 50 years, quit at 66, died at 96 with no respiratory problems.

I have COPD at 69, still smoke, and given what going on in the world today, I hope they're right, it'll shorten my lifespan even more!
Mine made 94, her youngest brother is still alive at 95, and my mother will be 91 in November. There was no watching cholesterol or anything. Food was meat and vegetables with heavy gravies and butter, and my grandmother's cakes were famous for being heavy as lead. Both were somewhat overweight in adulthood, as am I.

That said, my grandmother had a heart attack at 89, which weakened her for the last five years of her live, and my mother had a quad bypass at 86. She is also on dialysis, but that is genetic, not diet-related. As a matter of fact, she has to eat high protein/meat now because of the kidneys, but can't have legumes or too many potatoes.

Neither smoked and only had a drink on a special occasion, though. I had some bad habits earlier in life, and currently, that may shorten mine.

So genes do have an effect, but we can easily destroy that genetic advantage.
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