Thread: Okinawa diet
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:04 PM   #2
Derek Weaver
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The answer lies somewhere in the middle. I remember hearing that there is a Japanese saying used often by the Okinawans that basically means eat to partial fullness.

The one thing that seems to be consistent is that they just don't eat that much. No drivethru fast food chains etc. The grain portion of a meal tends to be tiny, as the overall size of the meal is quite small.

I like paleo and all, but there is still a lack of science to support it. The same goes for the Okinawan diet. What the two tend to have in common is that overall caloric load is low relative to the standard American diet. Lower calories do seem to lead to longer lives, perhaps regardless of the source. I'll let time and science answer that last one.
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