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Doctor tell me can one stay slim after dieting. Because answering questions about your health is an important part of your doctor's services. The Minnesota State Medical Association presents doctor tell me. Here to ask the doctor your questions. Is Janice Hughes dead. Today your health questions will be answered by Dr. Phil absolution re an internist from St. Paul. Dr. Seuss. A recent magazine article that I read asked the question can you stay slim after dieting. What do you think. I don't think there's any reason in the world why you can't stay slim after dieting provided that you have learned in the course of that dieting what constitutes an adequate diet. The truth of the matter will always come out. You only gain weight when you eat too much and you can't eat or you cannot lose weight unless you eat less than you burn up. What would you call a proper diet a proper diet would be
anything that would addict provide adequate energy for the work that a person has to do. The diet should furnish the essentials too. Good healthy maintenance and then it should provide enough energy to accomplish the day's work if it accomplished if it supplies more energy than you need for your day's work. Then your body's going to store it up as fat. What do you think about what we often hear that obesity will shorten one's life. Whether the obesity actually shortens the life or whether it's the conditions that are associated with obesity rather hard to tell but all you have to do is look at the life insurance industry and take their statistics. They're not going to give you Standard Life insurance if you are too overweight if your weight is too far above standard. And the reason
simply is that they've got the statistical or actuarial tables and they've got a pretty good idea how long you're going to last. And if if they've got the figures to make it worthwhile for you to be in the slimmer range then I think you can be pretty sure that they've got a. Monetary basis for their judgment they've got the the facts to back up their stand. Does obesity have anything to do with the body's metabolism. Yes one might first ask what is the body's metabolism. Well that's the way that you utilize the food the fuel that you take in you convert some of it to energy you convert some of it into storage as you store some of the food for ready use or maybe not so ready but it's at least the fact that you store is intended to be
used subsequently. And everyone wastes some of what he eats but the body tends to be quite economical in the way it handles food and the way the food is digested assimilated and converted into either energy or storage material would constitute the metabolic process or the body's metabolism. How much overweight does one have to be before a physician may suspect a metabolic disorder. I don't happen to believe that metabolic disorders have a great deal to do with obesity but. The interesting thing is that with all this talk about overweight you know this business of simply measuring a person's height and weight is a convenient way to determine where he may fit on a certain pattern. But it is not a real good index of exactly how his body is constituted. And in the submarine
service during the war some of the boys here in Minnesota did a lot of work on determining the Constitution of the body. They say the more dense a body is that is the more bone the more muscle in proportion to the amount of fat the healthier the individual is and the less susceptible he is to a great deal of the degenerative diseases that we associate with obesity. So a big heavy solid man is quite a different proposition from a big bloated puffy individual. Thank you very much stacked decision by the Minnesota State Medical Association has presented Dr. tell me recorded in the studios of KUNM at the University of Minnesota. Janice who is dead has asked the doctor your questions if you have any additional questions. Write to Dr. tell me. Minnesota State Medical Association Three seventy five Jackson St.. St. Paul Minnesota. 5 5 1 0 0 1.
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Doctor tell me
Maintaining weight loss
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University of Minnesota
KUOM (Radio station : Minneapolis, Minn.)
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Program number 339 asks how to maintain weight loss.
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Weekly interviews with a Minneapolis-St. Paul area doctor about a current medical issue.
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Interviewee: Soucheray, Philip
Interviewer: Husted, Janice
Producing Organization: University of Minnesota
Producing Organization: KUOM (Radio station : Minneapolis, Minn.)
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