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Re: [trinity-users] age & health & weight

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:57:56 -0700

On Sunday 18 March 2018 00:43:45 Felix Miata wrote:
> William Morder composed on 2018-03-17 07:42 (UTC-0700):
> > Also, drink lots of water, and eat fresh fruit. I got that from somebody
> > long ago who lost something like 200 lbs, and it does work. But then, I
> > need to get with it myself again.
> I was past 60 when I lost 24% of my body weight in 16 months purely by
> smart food shopping. That was over 3 years ago and I haven't gained any
> back. When you don't have what you shouldn't eat, you eat what you should,
> or nothing.
> I used what and how to eat recommendations from the following who either
> wrote books or have web sites or both:
> 	Don Colbert MD
> 	Joel Fuhrman MD
> 	Steven Pratt MD
> 	Dr Mark Hyman
> 	Dr Steven Masley
> 	Dr David Perlmutter
> 	Dr Daniel G Amen
> Some of these show up on PBS and/or TBN TV occasionally, which is how I was
> originally exposed to 6 of those 7.

I have been trying out a very old method that seems to be coming back: 
fasting, but modified according to my own life and limitations. Not an 
absolute fast, but most days I find I can live quite contentedly on raw 
fruits and vegetables, and maybe a little bread. (I bake my own whole grain 
sourdough.) If I crave protein, there are always non-meat sources, like 
beans, legumes, nuts, and so on. 

All those ancient sages who went off to live in the wilderness, absorbed in 
meditation and fasting, and then lived to 90 or 100 years: maybe they were on 
to something. There were a couple shows on PBS about this so-called fasting 
diet; but like I said, it is only reducing calorie intake for most of the 
week (maybe 4 or 5 days) then having real meals on the other two days. 

Long ago I read a book, *Diet for a Small Planet*, by Frances Moore Lappe (I 
think there's an accent in her last name). Beans and whole grain rice, for 
example, make a complete protein; the same for other combinations, like 
hummus and pita bread, or even peanut butter and whole grain bread (although 
not so much protein in peanut butter by itself). I'm not a vegetarian, but I 
try to cut back on the meat. 

Then a couple times a week, I have a bigger meal, with actual meat. I avoid 
fried foods, don't smoke, and generally eat pretty healthy. My only real vice 
is coffee, so I splurge and make sure it's really good coffee. 

My problem is how to get exercise while living in a part of the city that is 
all concrete. If I just got more exercise, I think I would be doing great, 
but my circumstances are not good. Still, everything changes, and things are 
slowly getting better again.