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Author: 1DEG Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 58627  
Subject: Heath vs. weight Date: 9/24/2012 3:31 PM
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/opinion/sunday/the-optimal...

And interesting article by Dr. Dean Ornish on eating for health versus weight. He makes some interesting points about how a diet that helps you lose weight may not actually be healthier for you. Of interest to me was his note about higher levels of c reactive proteins in the blood of people on high protein and high meat based diets. Combating inflammation was the main motivation behind the most recent (thought three years ago now) dietary changes I made. My husband and I both lost weight, and his back pain went away. We might have been able to lose more weight on a different kind of diet, and we both could stand to lose a few more pounds, but the reduction in inflammation has markedly improved his health.

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Author: legalwordwarrior Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 57302 of 58627
Subject: Re: Heath vs. weight Date: 9/24/2012 4:38 PM
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Very interesting approach. And I agree that we should be eating for health, not just lower weight.

With the exception of the cereals and whole grains, it reads very similar to Paleo. Part of the Paleo approach is to cut down on inflammation. I will say that since I started following it more seriously, the pain in my left foot from plantar fasciitis, which had been dogging me since I healed from the stress fracture is greatly reduced. I was quite surprised and pleased when I got up this weekend and discovreed that my first few steps didn't hurt!

Recently, we've upped our fish consumption to at lest once a week, and we've added red, yellow and orange bell peppers to pretty much every dinner, either sauteed with onions, or just sliced and served on their own. Kale has also become a staple in our house.

No one has it all 100%, I firmly believe that you have to find the plan that works best for you as an individual. I have friends who do Atkins and South Beach and swear by them. One hardcore SB friend hasn't eaten a piece of bread since 2006! I don't have quite that much willpower ;0)

I know other people who eat vegan and run 5Ks.

Currently, I am studiously avoiding bread, starches and cereal grains. The mantra is pretty much "If it's white, avoid it" My energy levels are up and I'm due to go in for another measuring session at the end of the month. I think my trainer will be pleased with the progress. I go in for a yearly check up in November and fully expect to blow the Dr. away with my numbers :0)

LWW

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Author: 1DEG Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 57303 of 58627
Subject: Re: Heath vs. weight Date: 9/24/2012 5:18 PM
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With the exception of the cereals and whole grains, it reads very similar to Paleo.,/I>

I think both can agree that if you are going to eat a grain, make it a whole grain. We don't eat a ton of grains either because they are often inflammatory. I eat more than is allowed on the paleo diet, but I eat no meat, which is highly inflammatory as well, so it seems to balance out. I don't think anyone needs to be "perfect" to be healthy.

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Author: legalwordwarrior Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 57304 of 58627
Subject: Re: Heath vs. weight Date: 9/24/2012 10:06 PM
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I don't think anyone needs to be "perfect" to be healthy.

Thank goodness, since nobody's perfect!

LWW

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Author: Volucris Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 57312 of 58627
Subject: Re: Heath vs. weight Date: 9/26/2012 6:34 PM
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I will say that since I started following it more seriously, the pain in my left foot from plantar fasciitis, which had been dogging me since I healed from the stress fracture is greatly reduced. I was quite surprised and pleased when I got up this weekend and discovreed that my first few steps didn't hurt!

Now that is very interesting. I have the same thing in my left foot. Paleo diet you say? Hmmmmmmm.

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Author: legalwordwarrior Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 57318 of 58627
Subject: Re: Heath vs. weight Date: 9/27/2012 2:26 PM
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Now that is very interesting. I have the same thing in my left foot. Paleo diet you say? Hmmmmmmm.

Yes, I was really quite surprised. Now, I can't say it's just the diet, but the only other explanation would have to be that spraining the pinkie toe on my right foot on Thursday, somehow fixed the left foot issues, and I kinda doubt that.

LWW

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