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    Diet for Men--esp in 60's and up
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    efgumjr posted:
    Lose the sugar---its everywhere in the American diet, the processed foods, carbs, and the flour based foods. I no longer eat pasta or rice or potatoes [except baked sweet potatoes with a little bit of butter>. Instead we eat quinoa. I limit alcohol to one glass per day. My blood numbers and are well within the acceptable range. I went on a juice only and liquid potassium diet for three weeks this summer and subsequently began eating smaller portions. I go to water aerobics for 2-3 hours per week and work out on an elliptical 2-3 times a week. I do core strengthening and stretching exercises daily for ten minutes and balance training for 2 hours per week. In July 2012 I weighed 176 and looked like a toad. Now in November 2012 I still have toad-like qualities but weigh 155. Goal is to lose the toad gut and weigh in at 150, about right I am told for my frame--5ft 6 in. The longer you wait to get the habits under control, the more difficult it becomes. I only wish libido would return. Any ideas on this?--efgumjr
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    Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
    I can't help you with your libido question, but you can try here http://exchanges.webmd.com/mens-health-community, and of course, check in with your own physician. And for your diet questions go here http://exchanges.webmd.com/food-and-cooking-exchange. I'm happy to answer any fitness questions you have.

    Take care. Rich


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