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BendtheBar 12-04-2011 11:57 AM

Old School Nutritional Guidelines for the Obese
These guidelines for obese patients were published by Harvard, Cornell and Stanford between 1943 and 1952:

--Do not use sugar, honey, syrup, jam, jelly or candy.
--Do not use fruits canned with sugar.
--Do not use cake, cookies, pies, puddings, ice cream or ices.
--Do not use foods which have cornstarch or flour added such as gravy or cream sauce.
--Do not use potatoes (sweet or Irish), macaroni, spaghetti, noodles, dried beans or peas.
--Do not use fried foods prepared with butter, lard, oil or butter substitutes.
--Do not use drinks such as Coca Cola, ginger ale, pop or root beer.

Chillen 12-04-2011 12:00 PM

Is that it, or a synopsis?

BendtheBar 12-04-2011 12:08 PM

I believe there were diet/portion recommendations, but this was the specific avoid list.

Off Road 12-04-2011 12:33 PM

The more things change...

BendtheBar 12-04-2011 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by Off Road (Post 194428)
The more things change...

Exactly. That was thought reading this. They didn't have the degree of processed foods and additives we do, so I am sure the list would be a bit longer today, but the core is strong.

5kgLifter 12-05-2011 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 194421)
--Do not use potatoes (sweet or Irish)

Though I see the point to most of the above, I will never understand the problem about eating potatoes; I practically lived on them as a kid and was's what people put with them that makes them a problem, IMO.

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