Here we can see an amazing story: diet advice from someone who's lived 113 years, and was around when the X-ray was invented, and when the first Olympics was held. Now of course, some of it is genes, but some of it can be traced to a careful diet with very little overeating, lots of fruit, hard work, low dose aspirin, and plenty of water.

His end message was simple: Don't eat so much! Having lived through the depression, he basically ate what was given to him, and developed a habit of "under eating".

It's a known fact that living until on older age is partially due to a healthier diet, and this man only proves the fact even further. It's simply amazing to read this man's story.

Tips #1:
"You get in the habit of not eating at night, and you realize how good you feel. If you could just tell people not to eat so darn much."

Tips #2:
"I eat a lot of fruit every day."

Tips #3:
"I drink water all the time," he said, and just a bit of coffee. "I drink a cup and a half of coffee for breakfast and a cup with lunch."

Tips #4:
"Don't Eat Too Much"

Fascinating stuff from someone who has seen and done it all pretty much, and has some habits we could all benefit from.

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I don't know about you but KFC seriously is my favorite fast food joint. I don't really care about McDonald, Burger King, Domino Pizza and others but I always crave for KFC. “If only KFC had great bargains like Medifast deals often do, which give me a way to work off all those calories after eating it.
Although I limit myself to one or two chicken in a year (for real), I often get bombarded by people asking about how much calories in one KFC chicken, so here it is:

KFC Chicken

ORIGINAL Thigh: 330 calories, 110 cholesterol
ORIGINAL Breast: 360 calories, 120 cholesterol
ORIGINAL Drumstick: 130 calories, 65 cholesterol
ORIGINAL wing: 130 calories, 55 cholesterol

CRISPY Thigh: 370 calories, 85 cholesterol
CRISPY Breast: 440 calories, 105 cholesterol
CRISPY Drumstick: 160 calories, 55 cholesterol
CRISPY Wing: 170 calories, 55 cholesterol

CRISPY Chicken Strips (3 pieces): 350 calories, 70 cholesterol
Hot Wings (5 pieces): 350 calories, 110 cholesterol

Daily Mail UK is doing an informative piece on Middle Age Fat. Here's a quick way to calculate it.

Place a measure tape just above your belly button and measure it. For women, anything above 32 inches are at greater risk for diabetes and heart disease, for men it's 37 inch.

Now that's just one test, another test which is more accurate is Weight To Hip Ratio Test.

Measure the narrowest part of your waist.

Now take the measure tape again and measure around your hips, just below the point where the top of the thigh bone meets the pelvis.

Divide the 1st measurement to the 2nd measurement. Anything higher than 0.8 for women and 0.9 men then you are unhealthy.

More on this on Daily Mail

Middle-Age "spread" may reduce lifespan for women in the long run, new study says

Lots of people think it's fairly normal to add on 10 pounds or so a decade. They say they can't do much about it, and that its a part of aging.

It's commonly called 'middle-age spread'. But, for a woman? It reduces the chance of leading a long, healthy life free of chronic disease, according to a new medical study recently published.

Presented in the British Medical Journal, this latest study tackles the connection between weight gain and life expectancy, and found the more weight a woman gained in the ages 32-45 (middle-age range technically), reduced the chance of living a healthy life after age 70, or even being alive past that age.

The study included data on 17,000 women, and they found after sifting through reams of data and statistics that just under 10% percent of them were considered healthy after age 70.

"Healthy" was defined as being free of one of 11 diseases, mobile, and with good cognitive functioning and still able to be completely active and do everything for themselves.

The really sad number: Only 10% of those in the study maintained a totally healthy weight through the entire study.

The study also showed that gaining weight very early (age 18-25) and gained more than 20 pounds at those ages tended to fare even worse, getting sicker at earlier ages and generally displaying poor health at age 60 or so (and a few didn't make it that far).

It's very clear: gaining weight and that "middle-age spread" hands women a distinct disadvantage when they get older, and that weight and mortality can be pretty closely linked.

Coke's Big Announcement

Coca-Cola just put out a big press release stating that "they will be printing Calorie information on the front of all their products worldwide by 2011". It's about time they were more up front about their nutrition info.

Many of us know already that Coke isn't necessarily a health drink, and that its loaded with empty calories, but now it'll be right there in big print right on the front, and not on the back in smaller print where many don't really look.

Soda is a known weight trigger for many dieters, and is one of the first things many nutritionists suggest giving up when trying to lose 20 lbs. or more on any diet, or as part of a lifestyle change to maintain weight control.

Coke has already done this in their Europe, Australian and Mexican markets and are currently releasing the newly labeled products in the USA very soon. As if they couldn't have done this sooner?

They know at least a few will stop drinking the product in response, as those markets above don't always tend to be as health-conscious or calorie-counting as Americans are. And Coca-Cola knows this as well as anyone.

Coke plans to have all their products world-wide labeled by mid-2011 or so, based on their published timetable. All we know is: it can't be soon enough.

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