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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: something the docs say is bad but you arenít convinced?
« Last post by Maggie Ann on January 10, 2020, 12:23:43 PM »
Sadly, sick people are profit centers for drugs and medical devices. Big hospitals aren't built, stocked, and staffed to help keep people out of hospitals.

If I could go back in time and warn my past self, I would say: Cut the snacks, the grains, the seed oils, and the sugar. Eat as much red meat as you can afford. Get off the cardio hamster wheel and lift some heavy things.

I liked pie, but pie didn't like me.

The hardest part of living a healthy lifestyle is, weirdly enough, not pushing away the pie. It's having everyone around you think you're giving up more than you're gaining. It's having people who've given up and given in to entropy lecture you about "everything in moderation! You gotta die of something!"

I have a hard time convincing people that I need to be on a high protein diet. After 75 years, I certainly know my body and it's needs. Now I just ignore them.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: something the docs say is bad but you arenít convinced?
« Last post by dgcasey on January 10, 2020, 12:02:13 PM »
On the other hand, my DH didn't smoke, didn't eat red meat, exercised daily, barely drank, and had a massive heart attack. Dead at 53 right in the cardiac ICU.

There are days when I think it's just a crap shoot. There are tons of stories of very healthy, fit people dropping dead at what we consider very young ages. People like Jim Fixx, Miles Frost and a ton of others. I'd add Len Bias to this list, but he died of stupidity.

Sudden Cardiac Death is a very real thing and a lot of times it kills an otherwise healthy person without warning. I think this is where we get the sayings, "Live every day as if it were your last." If you have things you want to accomplish during your lifetime, it's best not to wait until you think you've reached the perfect time.
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Sadly, sick people are profit centers for drugs and medical devices. Big hospitals aren't built, stocked, and staffed to help keep people out of hospitals.

If I could go back in time and warn my past self, I would say: Cut the snacks, the grains, the seed oils, and the sugar. Eat as much red meat as you can afford. Get off the cardio hamster wheel and lift some heavy things.

I liked pie, but pie didn't like me.

The hardest part of living a healthy lifestyle is, weirdly enough, not pushing away the pie. It's having everyone around you think you're giving up more than you're gaining. It's having people who've given up and given in to entropy lecture you about "everything in moderation! You gotta die of something!"


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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: something the docs say is bad but you arenít convinced?
« Last post by Maggie Ann on January 10, 2020, 08:37:06 AM »
True story.

Years ago, when we were courting, I told my husband about an article I'd read called The Drinking Man's Diet. It was based on the Atkins, low-carb diet, and for him, it worked.

However, he loves his food and didn't stay on it for long. He also smoked.

21 years ago he had a massive heart attack (and 5 cardiac arrests!) Only modern technology and the speed of the paramedics saved him. He spent 10 days in ICU and another week on a hospital ward and after all that time on hospital food, left the place a shadow of his former self. (He'd lost close to 50lbs.)

Then he attended cardiac rehab sessions, where he was told to lay off the fats and major on the bread, potatoes, and pasta. As a result, his weight ballooned and inside a year he was diagnosed as having type-2 diabetes. Sheesh.

He's now 68 and still battling his excess weight.

On the other hand, my DH didn't smoke, didn't eat red meat, exercised daily, barely drank, and had a massive heart attack. Dead at 53 right in the cardiac ICU.

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True story.

Years ago, when we were courting, I told my husband about an article I'd read called The Drinking Man's Diet. It was based on the Atkins, low-carb diet, and for him, it worked.

However, he loves his food and didn't stay on it for long. He also smoked.

21 years ago he had a massive heart attack (and 5 cardiac arrests!) Only modern technology and the speed of the paramedics saved him. He spent 10 days in ICU and another week on a hospital ward and after all that time on hospital food, left the place a shadow of his former self. (He'd lost close to 50lbs.)

Then he attended cardiac rehab sessions, where he was told to lay off the fats and major on the bread, potatoes, and pasta. As a result, his weight ballooned and inside a year he was diagnosed as having type-2 diabetes. Sheesh.

He's now 68 and still battling his excess weight.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: something the docs say is bad but you arenít convinced?
« Last post by j tanner on January 10, 2020, 04:15:14 AM »
Eggs are the worst!

I meant to say that they're a totally healthy source of protein.

Sorry folks, I really meant that the whites are good, the yolks are suicide on a plate.

My bad....turns out yolks are the bomb, totally good for us after all. Who knew?

So, so, so sorry...I had it right the first time: eggs are the worst!

Wait, what? Um...hang on a sec...eggs are....

Gluten is the worst!

Ain't this the story of our lives with diet?

Saturated fats.
Food groups.
Red meat.
Coffee.
Wine.
Butter.
Grains.
How's bacon this week? Who the F knows...
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: something the docs say is bad but you arenít convinced?
« Last post by j tanner on January 10, 2020, 04:12:08 AM »
Exactly!!! My dog loves the yolk, hates the white. I'll take his judgment, thank you.

Your dog also loves dogcrap.

:popcorn:

 :roll:

Back on the original topic... I do know someone who actually injured herself with a Q-Tip. Her story goes like this. She was cleaning her ear safely after taking a shower. She got distracted, but left the Q-Tip inserted in her ear. She forgot about the Q-Tip in her ear. She never noticed it by looking on the mirror in front of her sink or anything while continuing to get ready. Her ear felt plugged up with water. She hit that ear (not the opposite ear) with the palm of her hand. This jammed the Q-Tip further into her ear, severely damaging her eardrum according to the doctor she had to immediately go see due to the pain.

That's her story and she's sticking to it. My interpretation of her story is she was cleaning her ear with a Q-Tip, jammed it in way too far and damaged her eardrum and then was too embarrassed about it to tell the truth and look dumb. So, yeah, mission accomplished! :)
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Congrats to everyone on the word counts!  :clap:

I've been busy updating a few more covers and working on "branding" for a social media class I'm taking.  Hopefully, I'll be back to writing today or tomorrow.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: something the docs say is bad but you arenít convinced?
« Last post by dgcasey on January 10, 2020, 01:53:10 AM »
butter v margarine,

If butter was good enough for Julia Child, it's good enough for me.   :tup3b
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