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A 44-year-old member asked:

How did people stay thin when they ate biscuit and sausage gravy, 2 eggs, milk, juice every morning?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Yes plus: You can work it off. Still you need to process the fats - makes sure you take carnitine and Niacin - the first one will turn sugars into health HDL instead of triglycerides, Niacin will process bad cholesterol into bile instead of ldl.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Thank you, Dr. Brown, for the helpful information.
Jun 5, 2012
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Hi fat/cal meals: People ate huge, high-fat, high protein meals when they did heavy physical labor (farming, construction, digging ditches, etc); they needed those calories to sustain them through the day; their heavy physical activity burned off those calories; so they remained thin. Physical workers still eat > 2000 calories a day to maintain strength yet stay slim. Increased activity burns off calories.

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