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Date:2006-01-10 01:22

down to 160 lbs at the end of the day! w00t! (I'm using that word more and more again, grr!!!)

Now if I can make sure that I get enough calories everyday I'm doing good. I know I'm getting enough in the way of Nutrients, maybe not "optimal" but definitly more than "adequate" so somewhere between CRAN and CRON.

today's mealCollapse )

plans for tomorrows foodCollapse )

If anyone has any comments/suggestions/observatiosn (you're not doing it right, or very goo, or anything) please let me know.

Will probably have a glass of prune juice before going to bed as well, so add 180 to my total for today.

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Date:2006-01-08 16:57
Subject:New member

I've just joined the community, fueled by a strong interest in the science behind CR, and its apparent effectiveness in not only the higher non-human primates, but also in humans.

My question - how many members of this community are actively engaged in CR, and what are your experiences thus far? I am looking at embarking on a CR program, but obviously I'd like to know what it is like, first hand, before doing so, as CR is a lifetime change, and not just a 'diet'.

How difficult is the low calorie management? How do you deal with social criticism and comment? For example, do you get the age-old 'are you anorexic?' question? How do you manage eating out and family gatherings? Also, are any of you vegan/vegetarian and how do you manage a non-omnivorous diet with CR? (I am a vegan and havebeen for the past 7 years, and would like to remain so, incorporating veganism into a CR lifestyle).

Lots of questions, and any answers would be very welcome!

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Date:2005-11-25 07:29
Subject:CRAN - Caloric Restriction with Adequate Nutrition for life extension

Was wondering if anyone had an example diet based on the CRAN theory (Caloric Restriction with Adequate Nutrition) or if anyone practised caloric restriction? (not aneorexia or another eating disorder passed off as such) Have been looking around but haven't found any example diets and the adequate nutrition part to me is very important. Or know of any resources?

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Date:2005-10-06 13:54

I've heard that caloric restriction only works because since you're eating less food you're getting overall less toxins and slowing free radical damage.

But, theoretically, if we were able to optimize our antioxidant nutrition so that every type was constantly present in every area of the body, or heck, just when we eat our food, wouldn't that prevent all the damage and allow us to eat ad infinitum, assuming of course unusable calories are burnt off through exercise or muscle maintenance?

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Date:2005-01-08 16:16

Could we please have the last entry by ysanchez removed as it's irrelevant spam? The person only joined to spam us and then left. Delete this one too. Reporting them for spam too might be a good idea. Thanks.

(I'd contact the maintainer of the community, but they aren't listed in the user info.)

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Date:2005-01-03 00:16
Subject:"blood pressure readings similar to that of the average 10-year-old."

Strict diets 'cut heart disease'

Stringent dieting can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease, a study shows.

Researchers at Washington University examined people who had curbed their calorie intake and avoided processed foods for a number of years.

They were found to have the health of people decades younger, the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said.

continued at; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3640153.stm

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Date:2003-12-10 10:23
Subject:Recommended reading

Aging: A Biological Perspective.American Scientist Online 91.6 (2003). 28 Nov. 2003 http://www.americanscientist.org/template/AssetDetail/assetid/28346?fulltext=true
(I like this one)

"Hunger for the Glorious Future!" Johns Hopkins Magazine November 2001.

Scientific American: THE FAMINE OF YOUTH
Severely restricting diet may increase life span,
but few will be able to follow such a harsh regimen

"Calorie Restriction in Primates: Will It Work and How Will We Know?" Roth, George, et al. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 7.7 (1999):896-903. 23 November 2003.

Running on One-Third Empty. ScienceNews Online 15 March 1997. 23 November 2003. http://www.sciencenews.org/sn_arc97/3_15_97/bob1.htm

“Can You Diet Your Way To Longer Life?” CNN.com 7 November 2003. 29 November 2003. http://www.cnn.com/2003/HEALTH/11/07/calories.aging/

Slashing calories: Can it really lengthen your life? Sommerfield, Julia. The Seattle Times 14 November 2003. 29 November 2003. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/healthscience/2001789302_agecalories12m.html

Dirx M.J., Zeegers M.P., Dagnelie P.C., van den Bogaard T., van den Brandt P.A. "Energy restriction and the risk of spontaneous mammary tumors in mice: a meta- analysis." International Journal of Cancer 106.5(2003):766-70. http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=0008A0FE-1251-1C75- 9B81809EC588EF21

Drew B., Phaneuf S., Dirks A., Selman C., Gredilla R., Lezza A., Barja G., Leeuwenburgh C. "Effects of aging and caloric restriction on mitochondrial energy production in gastrocnemius muscle and heart." The American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 284.2 (2003):R474-80. 23 November 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/ query.fcgi?db=PubMed

Heilbronn, Leonie K., Ravussin, Eric. "Calorie restriction and aging: review of the literature and implications for studies in humans." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 78.3 (2003):361-9.

Ingram, Donald.K., et al. "Dietary Restriction and Aging: The Initiation of a Primate Study." Journal of Gerontology: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 45. 5 (1990): B148- 163.

Kaledin, Elizabeth. “Key To Long Life: Near-Starvation Diet?” CBS News.com 8 July 2002. 29 November 2003. http://www.cbsnews.com

Lane, Mark, Ingram, Donald K. and Roth, George. "Beyond the rodent model: Calorie restriction in rhesus monkeys." Age 20:39 (1997): 45-56. Nov. 23, 2003. <http://www.grc.nia.nih.gov/branches/leg/age97.pdf>
Osborne, Lawrence. "Less Cake, More Birthdays?" SELF Magazine December 2003:84- 88.

Masoro, E.J. "Possible mechanisms underlying the antiaging actions of caloric restriction." Toxicologic Pathology 24.6(1996):738-41. 24 November 2003. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed>.

Rao, K.S. (2003 Nov). Dietary calorie restriction, DNA-repair and brain aging." Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 253.1-2 (2003):313-8. 29 November 2003. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed>.

Shanley D.P., Kirkwood T.B. "Calorie restriction and aging: a life-history analysis." Evolution - International Journal of Organic Evolution 54.3(2000):740-50.
Shield, B.A., et al. "Calorie Restriction Suppresses Subgenomic Mink Cytopathic Focus- Forming Murine Leukemia Virus Transcription and Frequency of Genomic Expression While Impairing Lymphoma Formation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, U. S. A. 88. 24 (1991):11138-42. 29 November 2003 <http://www.pnas.org>.

Sohal, R.S., Weindruch, Richard. "Oxidative Stress, Caloric Restriction, and Aging." Science 273.5271(2003):59-63

Taubes, Gary. "Staying ALIVE.(Roy Walford, scientist, conducts various experiments to extend life)." Discover February 2000.

Weindruch, Richard. "Caloric Restriction and Aging." Scientific American 274.1.(1996):46-52.

Weindruch, Richard. "The retardation of aging by caloric restriction: studies in rodents and primates." Toxicologic Pathology 24.6(1996):742-5.

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Date:2003-12-10 09:18
Subject:Recommendations from my post in the crcommunity mailing list.

-About 10-20% dark leafy greens
-10-20% other non-starchy vegetables
-10-30% fruit
Get most of your calories from this group, raw if
artichoke, dandelion, endive, escarole, romaine,
red leaf lettuce, beet greens, swiss chard, spinach,
brussels sprouts, cabbages red, green, napa, and
celery, bok choi, mustard greens, collard greens,
kale, turnip greens, watercress, parsley, dill, fennel,
mint, basil, broccoli raab

then, this group:
mushroom, zucchini, yellow summer squash, tomato,
eggplant, asparagus, onion, scallion, chives, leek,
okra, bell pepper, celery, cauliflower, carrot

don't neglect this group:
blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, canteloupe, watermelon,
honeydew, papaya, mango, grape, orange, grapefruit,
tangerine, lemon, lime, cranberry, apple, fig, mulberry,
pineapple, banana, plantain, persimmon, loquat, kiwi,

and this group, if the bulk from the groups above is getting to you:
(starchy/sugary, higher calorie options )
jicama, beet, parsnip, turnip, sweet potato, winter squash
-About 10-20% dark leafy greens
-10-20% other non-starchy vegetables
-10-30% fruit
-0-30% starchy roots/tubers
-0-20% grains and legumes, preferrably sprouted
-20% nuts/seeds
-0-15% animal, fatty fish, lean fish/seafood are first
choices but use a preformed DHA source and B12/D
supplements if not eating animal foods
-at least 20-30g fiber/1000 calories, mostly of the soluble type
-much higher intakes of vitamin C, carotenoids, folate, K,
calcium, magnesium, potassium, E, etc.. than RDA specifications
-omega3:omega6 ratio close to 1:1
-protein should be adequate, but not excessive
-fat should be a bit more than adequate, but not excessive. with
a good blend of saturated, MUFA, and PUFA, including EFAs, see the
Dehmelt paper below for some suggested details
-a wide variety for all things
-moderation for all things excepting fruits and vegetables

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Date:2003-12-07 11:33
Subject:Welcome to CR Community.

This is a community for those wishing to follow Calorie Restriction with Optimum Nutrition. CR is not a fad diet. It is meant to follow the findings of several researchers, including Dr. Roy Walford. People on CR (also known as CRONies) follow a reduced-calorie plan over several years hoping to increase their lifespan or chances of longevity.

This community does not entertain spammers or harassment. Nor is it a community for the eating disordered or followers of fad diets, or people looking to lose weight fast. As CR is meant to be followed by fully-grown adults, minors are also discouraged from joining this community.

Thank you.

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