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Still Buff At 90
Read about Jack LaLanne's nutritional principles, from a very entertaining interview by Mark Edward Harris, in LA Times Magazine. The still-buff, pint-sized elder-hottie LaLanne gave up flour and sugar more than 70 years ago:

I'm a big believer in, if man makes it, don't eat itcakes, pies, ice cream, fries, soda pop, that's what's killing people. Would you get your dog up in the morning and give him a cup of coffee, a cigarette and a doughnut? You've got to eat more natural foods in their natural state. And you've got to take supplements. Your canned stuff, your fried stuff, most of your vegetables are picked green, then stored. Most people bring them home, boil the stuff and put the water down the drain. They end up with a healthy drain.

His complaint about most old people? They sit around and overeat:

The only thing they think about is, "Ah, the good ol' days." The good old days are this second. Seize the moment.

You go, Jack!

Posted by aalkon at October 28, 2004 9:58 AM

Comments

Give that man a blowjob!

Posted by: Lena at October 28, 2004 12:51 AM

i interviewed LaLanne years ago -- he was in his
70s -- and he had more energy in his left pectoral muscle than a studio full of tae-bo students at full exertion. he took me into his gym where i failed the pull up test -- but i liked the health shake he made me. one of my favorite subjects. long live jack.

Posted by: david at October 28, 2004 10:59 AM

Lena-

Wouldn't that involve eating something"man-made"?

Posted by: eric at October 28, 2004 12:22 PM

Why is that Jack LaLanne so concerned with his inner digestive life?

Posted by: john O at October 28, 2004 3:44 PM

One should take LaLanne's fitness level with a grain of soy powder. Some people are genetically superior creatures. That's not to disparage eating wholesome foods and exercising. I do that. But he's a genetic rarity. Like the basketball player that had a vertical leap of 48 inches, David Thompson. Examples abound. It's not his diet entirely, it's not his exercise regimen entirely. They enhance, but he came out of the womb at probably 35 mph.

Posted by: allan at October 28, 2004 7:40 PM

I agree with Allan about LaLanne's genetic advantage. If he'd grown up under communism, he probably would have become a great ballet dancer.

Posted by: Lena at October 28, 2004 9:28 PM

Exactly what supplements does Jack Lalanne use? In what dosages?

Posted by: Elexus Holton at December 14, 2004 6:05 PM