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Old 05-11-2016, 04:02 PM   #15
Jerry Thomas
 
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I went on a starvation diet when I was in my early teens (they called it the "grapefruit diet" at the time because you were supposed to drink lots of grapefruit juice which supposedly burned off the fat). Well, I did it because I wanted to "look nice" for the girls - unfortunately I didn't know about FFA's back then! Anyway, I did lose lots of weight, but I was told that such an extreme diet was probably causing permanent damage to my internal organs, esp. my heart. Now, many years later, I do have various health problems, and although the doctors say it's because of my weight, I still wonder if it's because of my extreme dieting when I was younger. They say the same thing can happen to people who have lived through war and deprivation when they are young - the effects on health might not show up until decades later.
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