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Young Blogger and his 6 year experience following the CRON Diet

 

Pretty amazing results in the studies listed in this article. Restricting calories has increased longevity in every species tested. We now have a sector of the human population voluntarily undertaking the experiment on themselves. Simply eating smaller portions makes a huge difference in our caloric intake, but the CRON diet is “Caloric Restriction” WITH “Optimal Nutrition”. This makes better sense than simply cutting your calories down by 1/3 or more. Super promising solution to the ageing problem until we are able to develop nano- and bio-tech to move us into healthy triple digits and beyond.

Young Blogger and his 6 year experience following the CRON Diet.

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The Hidden Truths About Calories

How Many Calories in a Food? You Might Be Surprised

One in three Americans are obese. Processed foods, microbes, one’s immune system, and cooking methods all play a role in how many calories are derived from our food. 

One study found tha

t humans who ate 600 or 800 calorie portions of whole wheat bread (with nuts and seeds on it) and cheddar cheese actually expended twice as much energy, yes two times, in digesting that food as did individuals who consumed the same quantity of white bread and a “processed cheese product.” The end result? The net number of calories the whole food eaters received was ten percent less than the number received by the processed food eaters (because they spent some of their calories during digestion).

via The Hidden Truths About Calories.

Why current strategies for fighting obesity are not working

‎”the researchers conclude that food restriction alone is not effective in reducing obesity, explaining that although caloric restriction produces weight loss, this process triggers hunger and the body’s natural defense to preserve existing body weight, which leads to a lower resting metabolic rate and notable changes in how the body burns calories. As a result, energy requirements after weight loss can be reduced from 170 to 250 calories for a 10 percent weight loss and from 325 to 480 calories for a 20 percent weight loss. These findings provide insight concerning weight loss plateau and the common occurrence of regaining weight after completing a weight loss regimen.”

via Why current strategies for fighting obesity are not working.

Genetic Risk for Heart Trouble Is Offset with Healthy Diet

Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada say a diet rich in fruits and vegetables appears to offset the genetic risk for heart problems. The study was published this week.

Approximately 20% of all people carry at least one copy of a bad genetic variant that has only recently been connected to heart attacks. In 2007 the same researchers found variants in the chromosome 9p21 region were highly linked with heart disease and heart attack. Those reports were subsequently confirmed by other groups.

The new information, linking a healthy diet to lower risk for those genetically predisposed to heart problems, is good news. Just one more reminder that, for most of us, genetics are just one of many factors  determining our health and vitality.

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