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Thread: is undereating appropriate for adults?

  1. #11
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    Are they healthy? Do they get sick often? Do they both have plenty of energy? Different people have different nutritional requirements! If your parents are healthy and are a good weight, I wouldn't worry about it at all.

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    Older people naturally lose appetite and eat less. Your parents seem fine to me from what you describe. Would you rather them overeat and get fat? It's been shown that reducing calorie intake prolongs lifespan anyway.
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    I eat a LOT less now at 50 than I did at 30.

    Lifestyle changes and hormonal shifts have a lot to do with it.

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    Yes, you need less food as you age.
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    Thanks for the info everyone. Makes sense. Needed that clarification.
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