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The Slowing Metabolism

April 9, 2018

You would think after cooking for a family for almost 50 years, I’d have portion control down to a science. I’ve cut down considerably, but there are still a few things that I enjoy large helpings on like broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts with a cheese sauce.

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I don’t know a single person who has gotten to the age of 60 or 70 who has not been surprised by the slowing down of their metabolism!  It seems to be one of those things that we know about, have been told about, but still find ourselves surprised when it happens to us.

I’m a good size guy, I’ve always had a good appetite and I’m blessed with a chemical system that seems to enjoy most of the options we have in the developed world.  I’ve even tried a few choices from the developing world, without too much bodily reaction. That has to be a formula for potential conflict:  slowing metabolism and hearty appetite.

In my younger days, as the cook in the house, I could make several dishes for each meal and we’d have our well balanced diet without much of a fuss.  But as we age I…

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