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Pryme

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    New forum member here

    Which book is that, Valter Longo's? The forum is not overly active maybe because most topics have been disussed in the past, as far as I can understand, and many people have a consolidated, individual regime which they don't consider to change because it is evidently well suited to them. But they post eventually and their opinion is valuable. I'm still in a transitional phase, I like to write here but I'm often pretty busy, busier than I'd like to be actually, considering that more work does not necessarily equals more money here. That's all good. In the forum we've been discussing to the hormetic/xenohormetic/mitohormetic aspects of the regimen, you might want to navigate a little, I'm an avid experimenter and supporter of the beneficial effects of plant-based phytochemicals and all hormetic stressors. Cold exposure is an interesting hormetic-systemic stressor discussed in this forum. Mitohormesis is simply exercise, also discussed at lenght. I'm presently practicing all forms of hormesis, all those I know at least. Thank you for your detailed reply. The longevity diet is all about CR, I was under the impression this forum is based off that book as I've seen a couple people posting here mentioned in the book. I am now reading "healthy at 100" by John Robbins and so far it is very good. I am now 187lbs and feel great! I cut 11lbs since Oct 27th. I will now slow my cut way down as I don't want to lose a bunch of the muscle I've added over the last 22 years lifting weights but I do want to work my way down to about 180. I feel that will be a good weight for my body. Much much lighter than I've been since I was a senior in HS. I weighed about 175 or so when I graduated but didn't start weight training until my junior year at about 168lbs. I'm 6'1" and was than too. I feel my body is way more efficient at this lower weight.
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    New forum member here

    I finished the book longevity diet. I enjoyed it and had some great key take-aways I will be using in my own diet and life. Wish this forum was a bit more active though, seems slow when I pop in here.
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    Vegan pizza and tomato sweet potato soup, from the garden.
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    Tofu stir fry with veggies. Quick and good.
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    Black bean "dip" pretty much a meal and very good.
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    Vegan Lasagna. You would swear the tofu and white bean mix was ricotta. Very tasty. Topped with crushed red pepper and a little hot sauce on mine.
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    Quinoa with avacado, peppers and other veggies. A little cilantro and a bit of fish sauce, give this dish an Asian flavor. Very light and fresh
  8. I use the Kirkland brand organic EVOO from costco because I read it passed testing showing it's a true EVOO. Anyone know if it's a good choice? I take 1 tbsp daily. We also use it to stir fry veggies and things at lower heat.
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    Exercise increases all cause mortality

    I liked the run for your life Ted talk. Thanks for posting. I always hit over 150min a week of moderate and that's just doing my daily walks not counting the 2-3 days a week of weight training and the walking I do at work. I've never been into running or long distance type endurance stuff so I guess that's a good thing according to that video
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    Thanks for the reply, I read through that link, thank you. As a back story, I spent all of my 20s and most of my 30's between 225-242lbs. Averaging about 234 I'd say. I felt fine until my mid 30's and knew I wanted to make a change when my BP was at around 140/90 or so. That was when I was 36. Plus I had suffered a lower back injury that reoccured 2 times and I had had enough. So I cut weight. On my way down I did get a physical for a new job and requested blood work to see what it looked like. I had blood work done at 220lbs about 18mo ago. Here are my results AT THAT TIME. Cholesterol 157 Trig. 65 HDL 40 LDL 104 VLDL 13 chols/hdl ratio 3.9 Non HDL cholesterol 117 Glucose 90 The LDL was 4 points over but everything else was within range but could be a lot better. Which, in sure are way better now as I'm 30lbs lighter and am eating 10x better! I only need to drop 2 more lbs to be within the healthy BMI range. What do you guys think of those numbers? I'd like to check them again in about 6mo as I'm sure they are already a night and day difference. My BP that day was 100/78 with a 64 pulse. According to my Garmin watch and pulse checker on my phone my pulse now is amazing as resting is always avg around 50 as I see it at 45-53 resting always. So that's my baseline write up. I should receive the book today or tomorrow!
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    New forum member here

    Hi all, I am new but have browsed the forum for awhile. I became interested in longevity and have read 4 books about centenarians and super centenarians. I have added so many new foods to my diet over the last year and eliminated a lot of garbage, with more work to do. I cut all soda 2 years ago, milk about a year ago and have drastically cut meat and cheese. Things I've added based on research have been local raw honey, bee pollen, blueberries, spirulina, wheat grass, curcumin, grape seed extract, extra virgin olive oil, mixed nuts, tons of greens and other vegetables etc etc. I feel better than ever. I'm 39yrs old. 6'1" and 191lbs. That puts my bmi over 25, "overweight" but I have been lifting weights for over 2 decades. I am pretty lean. About 11-12% body fat would be a honest good guess. I wear 32x32 pants comfortably. With that said, I do want to get down to about 180 or so. I do not lift weights as heavy as I have in the past as I'm to a point it is not what I want for future longevity and has become harder on my body. I recently ordered the book "The longevity diet" so looking forward to reading that. I have been on CR for only a week. Doing 16:8 And it's been very easy. I go 18hrs some days. I usually fast from 10pm to around 2 or 3pm. According to the TDEE calculators I need 2,940 cals a day to maintain. I am pretty active. 2.5-3+ mi fast walks a day not to mention all the walking I do at work. 30k plus steps a week at work alone. 3k cals seems very high considering I've read and watched plenty of things stating 1,600 to 1,900 cals a day being the norm in places with the longest lived people. Any advice is welcome!
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