Needles and Pins
- Sep 17, 2010
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Congratulations! Sounds like you are on a great path, my friend!The study I quoted compared two groups of people hitting the same calories having significantly different health results. There is a heck of a lot more research on this than the one study I quoted.
Personally I don't see the point in diet/exercise if the goal isn't to improve overall health, both short term and long term. And if that's the goal, the why not figure out how to maximize both?
In my own case, after years of sedentary lifestyle raising a family and building a company, at age 56 I've reversed high triglycerides, high cholesterol, and diabetes and have gone from getting winded leaving the Q after a game to doing high intensity interval training 2 hours/day.
I still have a ways to go to get to where I want to be, so I continue to refine things on the nutrition side to get there. I was in the best shape of my adult life when I was about 30, I plan to be in better shape than that at 60. And I intend to reverse my high blood pressure, the last thing I was on medication for before I started making changes last year.
I understand what point you are trying to get across, maybe it could be summed up — in regards to diet/exercise — is there are many, many options. Your deeper thought(s), is what i have spent that last several years researching — are there more optimal “diets”(specific food types)/protocols for optimal overall health?
Thoughts/experiments of intrigue for me personally:
- animal products (proteins/cholestoral/fat soluable vitamins and minerals)of the highest quality as the greatest source of nutrition, specifically for the human body.
-Fruits/Vegetables and bioavailability in the human body. Can plant sourced foods be digested efficiently and how much are/can we absorbe?
-In what decade were we the healthiest and what were the primary sources of food?