Aaron, this is a late reply, but what the hey........
You're right on! The body must not be stressed in any fashion, as I
understand it. Including by fasting. Any changes must be gradual. One
should not undersleep, nor oversleep, undereat, nor overeat, and so on.
Balance is key.
At 06:03 PM 10/19/1998 EDT, you wrote:
>Read something interesting today in Walford's book on calorie restriction.
>Wanted to see the details since my diet is calorie restricted relative to what
>I used to eat. Seems that if an adult animal is calorie restricted later in
>life lifespan is significantly lengthened IF, and it's a big IF, if it is done
>gradually, let's say over 4-6 YEARS! Fast calorie restriction, weight-loss =
>shortened life. Seems it is too much of a shock, no time to adapt, etc., or
>so it was speculated.
>Might explain that bingeing phenomenon after the initial high of going veg-raw
>and feeding off one's own tissues? If this information is true and adaptable
>it could mean that all the health seekers who suddenly drop from their 2000+
>calorie diet to a 1400 calorie raw veg or mostly veg diet and lose weight and
>feel great, might be cutting LIFE short.
>Sobering thought if true.
Nutritionist, Clinic Rep.
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