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Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?

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By CANDICE CHOI

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Many humans have forgotten that it's OK to be hungry sometimes. Waiting an hour or two until your next meal, rather than try to sate your hunger with junk, is OK.

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Look at 'em. Whadda ya think it means?

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I don't snack between meals.

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Reckless

yes thank you but its more like 20 pounds (10kg) to remove the belly fat for the knife. Walking is my current exercise.

But regardless of my health I think snacking is not good and I have avoided that except decades ago when I was stoned and enjoyed the munchies.

Never ate any of those products in the post photo.

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People all over the world love their snacks, lol.

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Japanese people also love snacks, if not, then why is there a huge snacks section in every conbini or 100円 shop i've been to; the 7-11 even have their own snacks.

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If it's processed, I won't eat it. Fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and meat are all that pass through my gullet. (Well, those and a lot of beer.)

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WilliB

Did you miss the bit where I said I need to lose weight at least 10 kg because very soon I will have an operation that requires it.

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Reckless

I think starvation diets don't work. 

Hara hachi bun me (腹八分目, or hara hachi bu,) is a Confucian teaching that instructs people to eat until they are 80 percent full. Roughly, in English the Japanese phrase translates to, “Eat until you are eight parts (out of ten) full” or “belly 80 percent full”.

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Zichi good luck. I think starvation diets don't work. Try some low impact fun exercise such as swimming or s-x.

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Zichi:

My daily calorie intake is limited to 1500-2000.

Stop this nonsensical calorie counting. Just eat food instead of processed crap, and you will get healthy. If your natural body condition is a bit on the heavy side, that is no problem as long as you are healthy. We are individuals, not statistics.

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Zichi:

Are you drinking juice? Eating white sponge bread? Packaged things like so-called fruit yoghurt? Protein bars? Cereals? In fact anything that comes boxes with funky colours and lasts forever? Then you are eating candy. In that case, stop it.

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WilliB

Zichi:

Are you drinking juice?

No!

Eating white sponge bread?

No! I bake my own bread

Packaged things like so-called fruit yoghurt?

No! We make plain homemade yoghurt and eat it like that. Like Greek yoghurt. Rarely buy any package foods which for me goes back decades. Tin of Italian tomatoes.

Protein bars? Cereals?

Nope, never!

In fact anything that comes boxes with funky colours and lasts forever? Then you are eating candy. In that case, stop it.

Nope never and in addition I haven't directly used sugar for decades. I don't add it to my food or drinks. We try to avoid sugar in foods. We read labels. My wife suffers from bad hives so we have to be very careful what we buy and eat. 98% fresh foods.

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Zichi:

Well in that case your metabolism must be different from mine. So yeah, maye in your case you need to count calories. Looks like we are all different.

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WilliB

Zichi:

Well in that case your metabolism must be different from mine. So yeah, maye in your case you need to count calories. Looks like we are all different.

No need for sarcasm when I answered you questions. I probably gave up added sugar long before you did.

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Zichi:

No sarcasm intended! I am honestly surprised.

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Breakfast-lunch for me is 1pm

Dinner 8pm

That's it.

My longest time without ea

Gosh you're so amazing

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I use an app on my iPhone called FatSecret which is free and I record everything I eat which gives me the calorie breakdowns plus all the nutrients and other useful info. Been using it for 6 months.

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Rare reason:

Breakfast-lunch for me is 1pm

Dinner 8pm

That's it.

My longest time without ea

Breakfast for me when I wake up.

Lunch when I want it.

Dinner when I want it.

In between whenever I want it, and how much I want.

No early morning or any other runs, no other exercise than the normal things I did before stopping to eat sugar & related garbage.

No calorie counting, no app, no worry about nutritian this and nutritian that. All I did was elimiate the sugar and artificial crap foisted on us by the food industry.

Lost all excessive weight and all little previous health problems.

Just Fwiw. Worth a try?

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My daily calorie intake is limited to 1500-2000. Since April my average is 1200 calories. The amount to maintain my weight would be 2600. I've only reduced my weight about 3 kg so far. The target is 10 kg because probably I will be have an operation soon.

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@zichi, yes that is a good ideal especially as we get older. In high school I wrestled and could lose 5 pounds in a day to make weight by jogging in garbage bags to sweat and chewing gum and spitting out saliva and puking up after eating. Bulimia does work to lose weight and you can still eat. So if you need to lose 10 pounds I think mentally an intensive one week fast would be easier.

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I am the same weight as in college and drink beer regularly. Beer will keep you trim.

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Breakfast-lunch for me is 1pm

Dinner 8pm

That's it.

My longest time without eating is then 13 hours. 9pm-1pm next day.

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