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Old Yesterday, 01:38 PM
 
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I am not sure where you were raised or it you were alive in the 40s, but as for using less sugar and higher fiber is really off base, as well as smaller servings. You are correct about walking and less driving. Most families only had one car and many women still did not drive, so walking was the main form of transportation for many. Eating out was not as common as today for sure. BTW we lived in Miami in 1944 as my dad was in the navy and stationed there. We only had 1 small fan, knew nothing about A/C of course and pretty much ate what we wanted. Probably we didn't eat a lot of sugar as it was rationed, but none of suffered from excessive heat as we were used to it. How do you think families survived in the days where their were several kids in a family, they lived on the farm, the older boys worked in the fields and suffered through heat all summer?
Read again. The poster was implying that people of today, who eat a high-fat, high-sugar, low-fiber diet (and are therefore likely overweight and/or diabetic) would not do well in the South without air conditioning.

You may disagree with that statement, but the post was NOT saying that people in the 1940s ate that kind of diet or couldn't survive without a/c.
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Old Yesterday, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Read again. The poster was implying that people of today, who eat a high-fat, high-sugar, low-fiber diet (and are therefore likely overweight and/or diabetic) would not do well in the South without air conditioning.

You may disagree with that statement, but the post was NOT saying that people in the 1940s ate that kind of diet or couldn't survive without a/c.
Without proper punctuation and complete sentences, it is hard to know what poster was saying.

But we should not assume that people ate healthily during that decade. Nor should we assume that all adults ate less. People did not live as long then, for sure. Some few did, but many did not. None of my grandparents lived past their sixties, or much past.
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Old Today, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Read again. The poster was implying that people of today, who eat a high-fat, high-sugar, low-fiber diet (and are therefore likely overweight and/or diabetic) would not do well in the South without air conditioning.

You may disagree with that statement, but the post was NOT saying that people in the 1940s ate that kind of diet or couldn't survive without a/c.
Thanks for clarifying that. Yes, I did mis-read the post. Maybe it was the way it was worded or maybe it was my reading skills.
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