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The death-defying diet

The death-defying diet : “Walford convinced the crew to follow a nutrient-rich diet of between 1,400 and 2,000 calories a day. Within six months the crew’s weight had, unsurprisingly, fallen 14% – but they also showed dramatic falls in blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and insulin.”

This is an entertaining , informative article which is well worth the read. Calories do count! In my book it’s what you eat, how much you eat and then what your energy output is. Strikes me as odd that calorie counting is seen as a strange new find. Weight Watchers does it differntly but still restricts calories in a simple, easy to follow way and Biggest Loser certainly preaches that message and the results are self evident. It seems we are long way form the path of natural , normal eating. Natural, normal food. In world war one people were apparently lighter, healthier and more energetic. The had a restricted but healthy diet and plenty of manual labour. I think we need to simplify our living and get back to basic so that young people don’t get confused and they really understand what proper food is and means.



Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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