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' READ! YOU THIN-FOLS, READ!
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"THE DANGERSOF .FEEDING A MAN TO
't :AHIM FAT" ,
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By H. W.3Rfiley,rGQvernment Food Expert
No human animal" unless ab
normally thin ghouldteverbe..fgd'
10 maKc mm iax.
This is a condition
which every one
should seek to
avoid. There is a
certain amount of
which is necessaty
not only to fill out
the outlines of .the
body, but also to
serve as a reserve
w tnnA ,rtcV $.&: j
when by accident or Dr.Wjley
' otherwise ordinary foods are not
oDtainaoie or cannot De aigestea,
but anything in excess"ofthi5
amount should be .strictly
Rouglily it may be sai&;that
the man who is sixfee'High
should properly weigh -.-QQ
pounds and 7 or 8 poundsmOTe"
or less, for each incnvaboye'or
under six feet. '. '
There are two ways'in-which
the humananimal may'be'made
over-fat, on the supposition, tKat
the digestive functions wfi'irtipr.-
mal; first, by over-feeding, 'and,
second, by under exercise, un
point of fact food andt, exercise
mightibe regarded asfccqrrelltiVe
terms. "' . -
j The more'food the greaterthe
exercise required. It is very dif
ficult for a man at hard- physical
labor to "put on' extra flesh be
cause, the Jexercise burns up the
excess of' food.
It is very easy, however, for
one who has been engaged in
very active exercise "to put on ex
tra flesh when from any change,
in his habit of life his exercise be
comes lessl Thus there is a
danger in advancing years of put
ting on excessive fatty tissue be
cause hv early,life, with a more
vigorous, exercise,, a certain
amount offood is easily disposed
In later.years if, for any reason,
the 'exercise becomes less, the
habit of eating-remains, unchang
ed and-we'eat as muphfood as be
fore and are able to 'dispose of
much less by burning it in the
production of heat a'nd energy
and the necessary consequence is
deposition of adfpose tissue.
There is a common supposition
that a man at1 hard labor requires
a very large quantity of meat.'
This is only true of fat meat. The
man at hard physical'labor needs
a diet composed largely of fat,x
starch or sugar.
This has already been mention
ed in a previous article, dn the
other hand the man of sedentary
habits, or the professional man,