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Old 02-19-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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By JANE E. BRODY
February 14, 2011
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For the first time since it began issuing dietary guidelines, the government offered new recommendations last month that clearly favor the health and well-being of consumers over hard-lobbying farm interests.

The new science-based Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released Jan. 31 by the Departments of Agriculture and of Health and Human Services, are comprehensive, sensible, attainable and, for most people, affordable. They offer a wide variety of dietary options to help you eat better for fewer calories without undue sacrifice of dining pleasure.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:53 AM   #2
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Thanks, BooBoo. In spite of the logic, there seems to be a lot of resistance to being told what to eat.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:20 PM   #3
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I need to start working on lowering my cholesterol levels through diet and exercise.
Seems the more I'm told to avoid something the more I WANT it!
When is someone going to tell me walking is NO GOOD for you and creams are really GOOD!
If I do not make any lifestyle changes like real soon, they'll be doubling up on my meds the next time I go in for a check up.
For the first time in my life......My body actually feels the need to do something. Maybe my age is catching up, maybe it's the plaques....
in any case, I must get my behind moving a bit more... I may need to drop another hour from my computer time. Actually I KNOW I SHOULD.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:13 PM   #4
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Will this help? Avoid exercise! Spend more time at the computer! Eat lots of chocolate! Stay inside as much as possible!
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:11 AM   #5
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Will this help? Avoid exercise! Spend more time at the computer! Eat lots of chocolate! Stay inside as much as possible!
It seems to have helped Roger who is in great shape for74! And he eats absolutely anything and everything! Go figure!
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:54 AM   #6
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Thanks Benj1
I USED to be able to eat like a horse!
Not anymore....Why must ones metabolism change and slow things down.
I think it's a way of preserving yourself for a bit longer as you near your end.
If you get sick and have those fat reserves to fall back upon you have a better chance of survival than if you had a slim, frail figure.
Then again.... Fat creates a lot of other health issues now doesn't it...Seems like we don't win either way!
Wow...THAT wasn't a very positive outlook on life now was it! Oooops sorry.
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And I remember the days when meat, meaning RED, and potatoes were supposed to be good for you. Meat, potatoes and gravy, every day.
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