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SPEAKING PERSONALLY

SPEAKING PERSONALLY SPEAKING PERSONALLY... Derek Shrimpton, MA, PhD, Director Genera l of th e British Nutrition Foundation , explains wh y he is weigh t consciou s The fat boy assisted Mary to a unambiguous and related to the from the office. little, and himself to a great deal, balance of energy intake against Current nutritional theory has and was just going to begin output. Not surprisingly this led me to decrease the eating, when he suddenly laid simple and direct approach has a consumption of animal fat and to strong appeal to one whose career down his knife and fork, leaned increase the consumption of fibre. forward in his chair, and letting his began as an experimental However, because of the difficulty hands, with the knife and fork in scientist. of establishing irrefutable them, fall on his knees, said very Of course, body weight is not quantitative evidence, the change slowly, — 'I say! How nice you the only indicator of well being, has been relatively small and my look!' and working as a nutritionist one diet continues to include some is well aware of the wide variety animal fat. Neither is my diet Mr Pickwick's fat boy not only of nutrients that are necessary to confined to fibrous foods, and maintain a healthy and vigorous although there are many situations showed the pleasure to be gained life. One is also aware of the lack where I enjoy brown bread, I from food but encapsulates, in his of direct experimental data from continue also to use white, action, the theory and practice of 'this slimming business' and which specific quantities for each especially for toast. identifies, in his comment, a major of the many nutrients can be Although this series could be recommended. Consequently my stimulus to weight control. called 'Eating Personally', it would habit has been to eat a wide range I, too , experience these emotions be misleading to write without of foods prepared in ways to give and aspirations. In a life which has reference to the environment and pleasure and consumed in included periods of travel and the general background of the intermittent spells of entertaining, amounts which, in relation to my consumer. In my case in London I activity at the time, can be there has been no lack of have about an hour a day of expected to maintain a steady opportunity for indulgence. So walking, spending the rest of the body weight. perhaps in my late fifties I should time seated indoors. In contrast at declare some physical My life is such that consistent the weekend, most of the time is characteristics. I am 5ft 9ins tall, dietary intake on a meal-by-meal spent out of doors working in a have a small bone structure and basis is impossible, but it is garden with an occasional game weigh 11 stone most of the time. of badminton and an intention, as usually possible to approach a My target is 10 stone 10 lbs. yet unrealised, of playing tennis balance on a daily basis. Again, (150lbs), having been 10 stone for the patterns of the weekday in again. The difference in eating the greater part of the period from London, whilst often different from habit between life in London and 17 years of age to 45. For a short each other, are always different life at home is not only a period I reached 12 stone. consequence of different from the weekends spent at my availabilities of food, but is also a The fact that I know these home in the country where our diet is strongly influenced by what consequence of a different statistics provides a clue to my we grow and what is available at environment and most especially approach to diet. I base my habits on one observance that can be the time. of different levels of exercise. simply measured — body weight. In my view the 'fat boy' was in Typical meals Theories of nutrition, especially error because of the amount that in respect of human beings, are In London, I start the day with he ate rather than because of the grapefruit and if no lunchtime often difficult to interpret because foods that he is reported to have of the ambiguity of many of the entertaining is expected, usually eaten. It should have been eat a cooked course and, after measurements on which possible for him to retain the walking to the office, have a salad hypotheses are based. The pleasures of food from his catholic at lunchtime with a cooked meal measurement of body weight has taste and to have avoided in the evening after walking back the great advantage of being overweight from over-indulgence. May/June 1983 23 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nutrition & Food Science Emerald Publishing

SPEAKING PERSONALLY

Nutrition & Food Science , Volume 83 (3): 1 – Mar 1, 1983

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Emerald Publishing
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0034-6659
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SPEAKING PERSONALLY... Derek Shrimpton, MA, PhD, Director Genera l of th e British Nutrition Foundation , explains wh y he is weigh t consciou s The fat boy assisted Mary to a unambiguous and related to the from the office. little, and himself to a great deal, balance of energy intake against Current nutritional theory has and was just going to begin output. Not surprisingly this led me to decrease the eating, when he suddenly laid simple and direct approach has a consumption of animal fat and to strong appeal to one whose career down his knife and fork, leaned increase the consumption of fibre. forward in his chair, and letting his began as an experimental However, because of the difficulty hands, with the knife and fork in scientist. of establishing irrefutable them, fall on his knees, said very Of course, body weight is not quantitative evidence, the change slowly, — 'I say! How nice you the only indicator of well being, has been relatively small and my look!' and working as a nutritionist one diet continues to include some is well aware of the wide variety animal fat. Neither is my diet Mr Pickwick's fat boy not only of nutrients that are necessary to confined to fibrous foods, and maintain a healthy and vigorous although there are many situations showed the pleasure to be gained life. One is also aware of the lack where I enjoy brown bread, I from food but encapsulates, in his of direct experimental data from continue also to use white, action, the theory and practice of 'this slimming business' and which specific quantities for each especially for toast. identifies, in his comment, a major of the many nutrients can be Although this series could be recommended. Consequently my stimulus to weight control. called 'Eating Personally', it would habit has been to eat a wide range I, too , experience these emotions be misleading to write without of foods prepared in ways to give and aspirations. In a life which has reference to the environment and pleasure and consumed in included periods of travel and the general background of the intermittent spells of entertaining, amounts which, in relation to my consumer. In my case in London I activity at the time, can be there has been no lack of have about an hour a day of expected to maintain a steady opportunity for indulgence. So walking, spending the rest of the body weight. perhaps in my late fifties I should time seated indoors. In contrast at declare some physical My life is such that consistent the weekend, most of the time is characteristics. I am 5ft 9ins tall, dietary intake on a meal-by-meal spent out of doors working in a have a small bone structure and basis is impossible, but it is garden with an occasional game weigh 11 stone most of the time. of badminton and an intention, as usually possible to approach a My target is 10 stone 10 lbs. yet unrealised, of playing tennis balance on a daily basis. Again, (150lbs), having been 10 stone for the patterns of the weekday in again. The difference in eating the greater part of the period from London, whilst often different from habit between life in London and 17 years of age to 45. For a short each other, are always different life at home is not only a period I reached 12 stone. consequence of different from the weekends spent at my availabilities of food, but is also a The fact that I know these home in the country where our diet is strongly influenced by what consequence of a different statistics provides a clue to my we grow and what is available at environment and most especially approach to diet. I base my habits on one observance that can be the time. of different levels of exercise. simply measured — body weight. In my view the 'fat boy' was in Typical meals Theories of nutrition, especially error because of the amount that in respect of human beings, are In London, I start the day with he ate rather than because of the grapefruit and if no lunchtime often difficult to interpret because foods that he is reported to have of the ambiguity of many of the entertaining is expected, usually eaten. It should have been eat a cooked course and, after measurements on which possible for him to retain the walking to the office, have a salad hypotheses are based. The pleasures of food from his catholic at lunchtime with a cooked meal measurement of body weight has taste and to have avoided in the evening after walking back the great advantage of being overweight from over-indulgence. May/June 1983 23

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Published: Mar 1, 1983

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