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Old 01-15-2016, 04:21 PM   #241
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Personally I never noticed the difference in hunger living at various altitudes (sea level to maybe 7k ft). When I went hiking above that level I explicitly try not to eat that much as I will pay for it later on the trail. When we were hiking in Peru at high altitude, my wife had a severe loss of appetite and couldn't eat much.

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Overweight, sedentary people who spent a week at an elevation of 8,700 feet lost weight while eating as much as they wanted and doing no exercise. A month after they came back down, they had kept two-thirds of those pounds off. The results appear in the Feb. 4 Obesity.
Altitude Causes Weight Loss Without Exercise | WIRED

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While it is always important to remember correlation does not prove causation, in this case, we already know hypoxia causes anorexia and weight loss based on well controlled interventional data.
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Studies have indicated that decreased energy consumption due to lack of appetite is one of the more significant causes of weight loss during high altitude exposure.
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Old 01-15-2016, 04:40 PM   #242
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Where has this thread wandered off to now?
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I like pizza...

at any altitude
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I live in coastal NH and I am about 30 feet above sea level, I now expect I will die due to morbid obesity unless I move.
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It may not be what the OP had in mind for the thread topic, but this is also the reality of retirement.

A bunch of geezers with lots of time on hand, and with the winter outside the door and the stock market in the gutter, they are stuck indoors, so they can talk about anything they want. It's all free and healthy.
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:27 PM   #247
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I live in coastal NH and I am about 30 feet above sea level, I now expect I will die due to morbid obesity unless I move.
I live in New Orleans, and I am 2.9 feet below sea level. Pass the beignets, please.
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I live in New Orleans, and I am 2.9 feet below sea level. Pass the beignets, please.
I could eat a dozen of NOLA beignets at 10,000'
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things happen in 3s - who's next?
Already happened. Lemmy died 4 days after turning 70.

I read this whole thread, and have only one question. Why did anyone respond to the OP, and is there a topic? Never mind, I'm unsubscribing right after I post the sad news about Lemmy.
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A bunch of geezers with lots of time on hand, and with the winter outside the door and the stock market in the gutter, they are stuck indoors, so they can talk about anything they want. It's all free and healthy.
How old do you need to be to qualify as a geezer? is this more of a mindset thing (my wife already calls me a grumpy old man) or is it more of a relative thing as my nieces and nephews think I'm a fuddy-duddy?
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How old do you need to be to qualify as a geezer? is this more of a mindset thing (my wife already calls me a grumpy old man) or is it more of a relative thing as my nieces and nephews think I'm a fuddy-duddy?
I'm not sure, but I know one when I see one.
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How old do you need to be to qualify as a geezer? is this more of a mindset thing (my wife already calls me a grumpy old man) or is it more of a relative thing as my nieces and nephews think I'm a fuddy-duddy?
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I'm not sure, but I know one when I see one.
Here's a picture of one. And as a former member of this fine Virginia organization, I can say "They ain't all bad!"
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Already happened. Lemmy died 4 days after turning 70.

I read this whole thread, and have only one question. Why did anyone respond to the OP, and is there a topic? Never mind, I'm unsubscribing right after I post the sad news about Lemmy.

I think many did respond, and their honesty about life may have irked those that blindly plan for lifespans that do not take into account the reality of life.


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Well, that logic speaks for itself. Buh-bye.
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My experience supports the theory. In 1978 living at ~600 feet altitude I went on a trip to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. In seven days I gained 10 pounds. I'm quite certain now that all the restaurant meals and me never, ever, leaving a scrap of food on a plate had nothing to do with it.
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Well, that logic speaks for itself. Buh-bye.

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