Weight loss is nothing new folks! A short and fast synopsis all in one right here!

Last Update: December 15, 2018

I wanted to share with you my thoughts on this subject. I am 64 and getting older. Over the years I have "learned," noticed the used the word learn because I thought I knew everything I needed to know about losing weight or should I say get skinny.

OHhhhh boy was I wrong. Have you heard of the American Diet? Anybody?

It's very simple, this diet recommended by "I don't know who" said to lose weight you need to eat less and exercise more. Simple to understand right. I know us humans till this day believe that stuff. Why? Because when I go to work I go on a long straight an away road, and I see lots of big people jogging on the sidewalk. Yes I do see some who are slim, etc. I shake my head and in my mind I feel it ain't gonna work for them. In my humble opinion.

People in our society believes this fallacy, OK I cannot lie or half-lie, there are success stories but, to me, in the big percentage of things this diet does't work, sorry.

I can hear you say, "Frank now you got my guts stirred, I want to argue with you with my success story." Hold on there my dear friend, I'm talking about the majority. A guess on my part, 1 1/2 percent will make this a success story, but the majority, nope, no way, nada, waste of precious effort, why they can learn a better way.

Umm.....so why am I saying this. Ready? Here goes.

Remember what I said, eat less ( of any kind of food and exercise more) Well, that can't be true. Yes, that is not possible and hear's why.

Eat less does not mention selective eating. Yup, you heard it right. Did anybody say to you eat "certain" kind of foods and exercise? BET NOT MY DEAR FRIENDS. Big trouble for you if you did not hear this important advice and hear's why.

Because you ain't eating the right foods, sure eat less "appears" to make lots of sense. What kind of foods.

Now going forward it's all science folks. Not to worry I'll make it simple so you can understand. I hated science, but when dealt with my health and it does't work I get a little pissy. Enough of my anger. Please for give me, I get really involved in this subject because I wasted too much time I went on this stupid diet-plan and always gained back my weight.

Here's the science in case you wanna learn, if not please stop reading, but the truth must be heard. If you're not a Rocket Scientist rejoice, you can learn it right here.

Your body have 2 ways of getting energy so you can walk, run, weight-left, drive your kids to school and to fight with your neighbors, etc., etc.

The truth is folks and this is a biological fact. YOUR BODY IS ALWAYS EATING 24/7 remember this because like me, I forget. So please seer it in your brain cells. If you understand this it'll make it really easy for you to visualize what is happening to you.

1) Sugar foods,

such as Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, bakery -pastries, rice, potatoes, oranges, tangerines, teriyaki sauce, raisins, nectarines, grapes, Nestle's cocoa, Ghiradeli chocolate, etc. etc. The list goes so long it can reach the horizon, that has sugar.

Another word for the above is called CARBOHYDRATES. When consumed it immediately burns into energy but get these folks and this is a big get this. NOT ALL OR MAYBE ALL GOES STRAIGHT INTO YOUR FATCELLS. You can see it around the stomach like mines, around the arms, legs, face, better stop there.

How???

There is this fat hormone you may be aware of it's called, insulin. Yep, bet you didn't know that's really a good description of what it is. When you eat carbs, please refer it to the above listings I shared. This hormone insulin that originates from your pancreas shoots into your system to clean out the sugar from the blood. Next it stores it into your fat cells, as a reserve.

"Reserve for what, you say???" For when you need it. This is the hint for you to get in your head. It will get clearer and clearer as I move along. Below will pull the cover off this secret not many people know or understand.

Another source of energy is from the fat you accumulated through your adult years. I was 117 lbs, 5'-8" tall. As I got older say in my early 30s, I was about 125-130 lbs. I got married and weight at the time 145 at age 36. When in my 40 I plumped up to 155-160, not healthy. At age 47 I was a whopping 230+ lbs. This is when I learned about how the body works. I had to. I could honestly be described by anyone who saw me as a "large guy." lols.

2) Your body gets energy from your body fat.

Nah you say! Don't lie to me Frank.

No it's backed by science folks no need to argue with me it's all there in science and research articles on this subject. You actually drain your fat by avoiding carbohydrates. Your weight will naturally drop off. No fad diet or pills needed. Just understand how your body work, that's all.

So what are these foods that fall into non-carbohydrate foods or non-sugar foods?

Here's my list, ready!

All types of meats, can be Vienna sausage, spam, fish (eat the skin), chicken, (eat the skin), eggs as much as you like (eat the yolk), cook with animal fat (keep the monounsaturated that drains from the meat, pour it into a cup and use it later to cook with) Bacon(keep the oil) and mix it with the left over oils. Pork, etc. you get an idea, does't your.

Veggies to eat on this no-carb diet. Cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, herbs and spices. Stay away from corn and carrots, remember this. They both have sugars in it. Have you heard of "High Fructose Corn Syrup" take a wild guess why it's called that.

Fruits? Anything that says berries at the end; Strawberries, blue berries, rasp berries, black berries, No cherries, grapes, the rest are full of sugars.

Oils? Animal fat, coconut oil, Use olive oil on salads, high temp breaks down the molecular structure of this oil. Avoid unsaturated fats like polyunsaturated fat (veggie oils), transfats-hydrogenated fats. Go study what that is, too long to explain here.

Sooooooooooooo how does it happen Frank? Well I guess I have to tell you. When your body gets free from eating carbs for 72 hours(3 days) your body goes into what scientist calls "Lypolysis Ketosis" no worries it simply means "Fat burning mode."

Where does your fat leave your body? Through your urine and breathe. No joke though your mouth. Warning when on this way to losing weight take a little breath freshener, will make acquaintances happy.

What are the side effects? AWESOME ENERGY, LIKE YOU'RE A KID AGAIN, EVEN LOOK YOUNGER, TOO. I'm 64 it didn't affect my looks, still ugly.

Your well-being will go out the roof, I mean sky-high, Your focus will be sharp at any age. Your emotions will settle down, not as emotionally off-the-handle. Your weight loss will be just the gravy. Again, your high-energy will be your top priority. ALL IS GOOD FOLKS, ALL IS GOOD.

I slimmed down to 165 lbs. Now too, remember it's a constant
struggle. My weight see-sawed between 180 to 195. Sugar foods are very
addictive and I can easily jump off the wagon.I hope what Is share with you will work for you, it did me.

Love you all my WA members, I do mean it.

To your health for 2019!


frank

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JerryMcCoy Premium Plus
AWESOME POST!!!!!! Frank shalli I start calling you Einstien. I never looked at it that way but I may be half way there since I am developing my own line of spices to counteract high sodium in most foods that I like. Great job on explaining it to me.
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My brother, you have no idea how your spices will blend in with this diet. Like a hand in a glove, it'll be great. Just to let you know This low carb diet is OK to use salt.

See Jerry, salt is beneficial to your health, no joke. When you go on a no-carb diet your body welcomes salt, preferrably sea salt/ mineral salts. Spices that you are working on is just fine, too.

The real problem is when you consume sugar foods, bad things starts to happen. Like heard of "BLOTTING" or "SWELLING" that's the cause.

Most Docs don't tell you that. Have you heard it from your Doc? Chances are you didn't. Why? Because they don't know, now you know. They send you to a Nutritionist and some don't know, too.

What a dilemma, we consumers don't know the real truth.

Some who don't know the heck is going on say,
"DON'T EAT TOO MUCH SALT, NOT GOOD FOR YOUR BLOOD
PRESSURE, Bullshit! Don't believe until you know the real cause,
that's the sugar.

See Jerry sugar stiffles the kidneys to hold water, a scientific fact.
So when you introduce salt, now that's the PERFECT STORM.

YOU BLOT AND YOU BLOOD PRESSURE GO THRU THE ROOF.

I thank you for your compliments, but rest assured your spices are a welcome too. Why? Because you can make meats taste aweful
GOOOOOOOOOD!

Take care my brother!


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JerryMcCoy Premium Plus
I use one half teaspoon per 3.5 ounces. It tastes great. I have my salt and it seems to be the right balance for my blends.
Jerry
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Great Jerry, wanna get another caricature of you when you decide to go on the diet, let me know.

How you look when/if you want to is nowhere how you will look now. I will show you proof, with a new caricature of you.

I'll put you as a sea diver with a big catch in hand.

Let me know my dear friend, Jerry!


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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Frank.
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Thank you big Roger!
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You're welcome, Frank
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ExpatMark Premium
I had 28 aunts and uncles and six parents/grandparents. They all ate a very, very high fat- low carb diet. What I call "country diet". Lots of eggs, bacon, gravy,full-fat cheese, veggies seasoned with bacon grease, lard (no margarine), and full fat dairy. Their average age of death? About 91.
Sugar, stress, processed foods, fast food, smoking kill you.
Fat is your friend, and so is cholesterol.
The Standard American Diet (SAD) is perpetuated by Big Medical and Big Food to get you sick, then Big Pharma jumps in to get you taking statins and other drugs that you don't need.
Low-fat just means they take the fat out and put sugar in. Slap a label on it says "low-fat" and the lemmings swallow the lie.
I have a ton of blogs coming soon along the lines of this post and a website dedicated to the subjects.

Make a living, make a difference.
Go Keto!
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Bald Eagle Premium Plus
Good luck - its a great niche (although very competitive) so you should do very well in it.
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Wow you know it then. You have family history, to back you up.
No belief here just facts please. Good one my brother. Thanks for coming. hee hee. Yes society were fed a big fat lie.

Y'know how fat became the enemy donchaa, Tommy? It started when President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack. America search "high and low" for answers, along came a Minnesota Physicist named Ansel Keyes came famous.

This freakin' Rat Fink, convince America that we must eat less meats and fats and eat more carbs. He made sure he made it "high-carbs" no matter it still makes one fat.

This was the standard theory that brain washed us to eat less fat.
His hypothesis were full of holes. He cherry picked his evidence. He went to countries that shared his theories, excluding ones that contradicted his studies.

He was known in the military service and you probably heard of it called K-RATIONS. K for his last name Keyes, were food prepared for the military packed food. Go look at what they ate.

70% were carbs and a mere 30& or less were real food- meat but soaked in brown gravy, another carb filled with flour and water.

Thank you Tommy, appreciate your input.

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ExpatMark Premium
Being a Nutritionist helps when you are a Certified Personal Trainer. Few trainers, like American doctors have a clue about nutrition.
Mark
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Keyes was a moron, but yes you are right. I have a whole series of blogs coming out on the Keto lifestyle and The Great Cholesterol Myth.

Mark
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Yes, I agree. But because the real truth about diets are so waxed over, most don't know what is real. I was in hospitals for small minor surgeries and so I have had meals. The meals, boy there's room for improvement. Lots of sugar foods, etc.

Hope a nutritionist recommend the meals, I would question them myself.

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ExpatMark Premium
Hospital food in the cafeterias usually decent. I don't know where those meals they give to patients originate. They make K-rations seem tasty.

Make a living, make a difference.

Mark
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Bwaha haha ha, You come from experience Mark, nice. If they are required to feed patience this kinds of food, we are in big trouble.

They allow sickness of anykind to thrive. Wow! I'm not sure but could it be that they were prescribed to by "NUTRITIONIST?"

Our future are in the hands of a lie!

imho! I appreciate you coming by my friend, thanks!

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wow, all I can say is, if you haven't made a website about this, you should.
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ExpatMark Premium
It is being filled with content as we speak.
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Bald Eagle Premium Plus
the never ending debate over weight loss.

Now I am not an overweight person - well maybe a kilo or so but definitely not on the obese side and never have been.

I could dispute your claims for days on end except to say that it is way less complicated than what you have written here.

It's a total lifestyle change that is simple to switch to, healthy and easy to maintain.

Diets don't work - end of story.

Yes you may lose some weight but eventually people go back to bad habits.

Just the other day I was watching a YouTube video of a typical street scene in New York City (love that city) taken in the early 40's.

What struck me about the video is that of the thousands of everyday citizens just going about their daily business (and oh my goodness they were well dressed) NOT A SINGLE ONE WAS FAT!

There I used the "F" word.

So ask yourself this - why in the early 1940s and prior were so few people overweight?

And again the answer is simple - processed fast foods, convenience junk!

In writing this I did a quick check on when:

McDonalds first opened - April 1955 (3 days before I was born so don't blame me!)
KFC opened in September 1952

Potatoes and rice (carbohydrates) are not to blame.

Look at Asian cultures (especially those living in rural areas) where the staple is rice. Overall they are not overweight people - but as you move closer to big cities things start to change, both in physical appearance and in health patterns.

Here's another thing to consider - this one about oil.

It takes about 5 kilograms of olives to make a litre of olive oil. By extracting the oil and discarding the fibre we are chucking away the bulk of what nature intended for us to eat.

Let's put this another way - how much space does a litre of oil take up compared to 5 kilograms of olives?

Now do you think your stomach will get fuller with 1 litre of oil or 5 kilograms of olives?

Olive oil is NOT good for you it simply isn't as bad as other oils.

If you're interested in watching a video - go to YouTube and search for "No Oil - Not even olive oil - Caldwell Esselstyn MD"

The trouble with most people is we are so indoctrinated and believe that certain things are quite normal or hereditary that we accept the rubbish that is dealt out to us.

A final note - look at the animal kingdom.
Seen any overweight lions recently, gazelles, bison. monkeys - you get the picture, they eat what nature intended them to eat.

Good health and perfect weight is available to all of us.

But you have to be prepared to accept that the world might not be flat.
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Great point Bald Eagle, you have answered some of my points with agreement. just to let you know my dear brother, I was born in 1954, before or near them food companies came along. Why I posted that blog you just read, I suffered a mild stroke when I was 47 years old, that's 18 years ago. I contributed it to my eating habit, I called it a disorder. You may disagree that is fine.

Again, I was 47 years old, slurred, blurred vision and left eye not in unison with my other eye- weird, I was 230+ pounds. When my co-worker notices I slurred he immediately told me to go to emergency or to my family Doc. I believed it was due to being fat! I went to see my Doc and he said he wanted me to read "Atkin's Diet Revolution" a paper back book. Was he worried about him being sued? Y'know even Docs can be blamed for blasphemous recommendations. My brother back in those day there were no such words like paleo diets, Ketogenic dies, etc. Back in the days
people were scared of being sued like Bob Akins himself, a heart surgeon you preached his diet to the world.

Now Bald Eagle, I had no choice, I listened to him and I don't wanna die. Worried, hell yeah. I had an 11 year old daughter and any advice at the time, I followed diet religiously, never mind my concerns of eating too much red meat, a "no-no" at the time in society. Low and behold I lost down to 165 pounds. Not too shabby.

I had no idea my health benefits came back. It worked for me and of course "DIETS DON'T WORK AS YOU BELIEVE" that's quite all right but given the tons of information coming from where ever angles they come, this works for me. Did it go beyond my "belief system?" You bet my brother.

I made sure in these 18 years I discovered a lot, not by books or theories, I used my eyes and look around. I went to supermarkets and made a game for myself. I tried not to look at the person, but to observed what was in their carts. When I saw what they bot, I looked and "felt" that's why they'er fat or thin.

I know you don't have that problem of weight loss, but I don't wanna go into statistics B.E. but if you look around you, I will take a guess for you. You'll see more obese people than not.

Mahalo and Aloha for your views my brother. Thank you so much for you views. Much appreciate it.

frank
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Bald Eagle Premium Plus
We're pretty much on the same page here Frank.
Seems to me you changed your lifestyle quite drastically. Well done to you.

3 years ago I would have bet I wouldn't be alive today and then I changed my eating habits (permanently - not as a 6, 8 10 or 52 week diet) to Whole Food Plant Based No Oil.

Now my concern is living beyond 99!

Seriously if you had a stroke watch that video - if for no other reason than to eliminate it.

All the best my friend

Lawrence
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ExpatMark Premium
Americans started eating processed food and eating grains. End of story. Human bodies thru evolution have learned to process protein and fat. Carbs and grains entered the picture and heart disease and obesity soon followed.

Mark
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Sorry Mark mixed you up with Tommy another friend. But you nailed it on the head Mark, we evolved to eat processed food. Grains entered 10,000 years ago. Seems like a long time? Not really, mankind set foot on this land over 1.3 million years ago. So to compare when this foods were introduced it's less then 1/100s of our existance. SMALL! Carbs were, I believe, less than still considered new to human diet. Thank Ansel Keyes that idiot scientist who convinced humans to change there ways, and yet the reality knew more than he did.

Thanks Mark, for more info in my arsenal.

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Going to try and finish my first blog today and post it monday.
"From Carnivorous Rabbits to Statins: The Great Cholesterol Myth". Great title huh?
MARK
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LennyBianc Premium
nice I agree, on most of it, lol Well written
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Thanks Lenny, I got back on the diet with a little tweeking. I am doing Keto by only eating meat/fat/water. Started on Dec. 1 till now and will continue for 3 more weeks. I lost 23 pounds today Dec. 18-Hawaii time, which makes it 5:44 pm. Have eaten 6 ounces of meat and water with chicken base broth.

Over a pound a day for 18 days.

frank =)
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LennyBianc Premium
That's good for short term. But from what I have read it's not good for a long term diet. Too much meat is not good for the kidneys and can cause gout. just a couple of facts that I have read
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Yes I know the problems, thanks. I have 2 books, you might want to hear these two. 1 is Dr. Hyman, he's on the 'Paleo Life" and "Magic Pill" on Netflex, he's got a book out 'Eat Fat Get Thin" pretty interesting. The other by a science writer/investigator his name is Gary Taubes, he wrote 2 books, "Good Calories, Bad Calories" and "Why We Get Fat and what o do about it." a more layman's style book the previous is a historical study of food and diets. Gary eats bacon and I think eggs.

Just today I met up with a 'Zone Diet" Specialist and she says exactly what you said.

I told her that did she know about the 2009 study at the Stanford Medical School on the 'A-Z Diets' that compared 4 diets. The Atkins, Zone, Ornish (vegan) and the Standard American Diet to make it short, he thought his diet the Vegan Diet would be the winner.

The Atkins win out. I know Lenny about it and my thoughts are if I feel I have done enough to release my fat weight, I will start to bring good-carbs back in my meals. Right now I have a few more pounds to go. My family Doc said to lose the weight to say 155, 1/2 of my meds I might possibly eliminate.

Now that is a goal. At the rate I'm going, I can see a horizon.
I think I can reach it 170 minus 155, my goal is 15 lbs. When I was 193 4 months ago my kidneys were weird. Doc checked me out but don't know the problem. I will see my Doc in a few weeks, with some blood tests I will find out if this drastic weight will play out good or bad.


Thanks for you concern Lenny appreciate your questions, I am taking it seriously.


Frank
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I'm late on your "return" sorry brother, hey are you done? You should that was 3 days ago you wrote the above. I'll go check it out, brother! I know the answer Mark, but I'll go over your site and read it.

Thanks Mark,

Frank
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LennyBianc Premium
Follow your doctors advice
Once you get to the weight that you want to be then balance comes into play. Eating balanced meals and exercising is the best medicine from what I read. I have studied diets for years, most work well at first but are not meant for long term. Vegan is tough too a lot of people try it but they have to make sure they get your protein. the worst thing we eat as Americans is processed foods. Foods that are stripped of their natural vitamins, good carbs and minerals. Then we try to put it back in mechanically or synthetically. I am going to write a post on this soon , on how bad our food supply is. Most people would be shocked and some wouldn't believe it at all. I just heard the other day about how some food got on store shelves with the wrong labeling, and old fish being sold under the wrong name. Wait for my post I will tell the the truth.

Good health to you Frank sorry for ranting
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Bald Eagle Premium Plus
Quite right about the highly processed food we eat today.

On the protein side of things I always smile at those who say Vegans/vegetarians run the risk of not getting enough protein.

My answer to that ticks over in my brain as I ask myself where do cattle, sheep and chicken (the animals you eat most) get their protein from?
Then if you consider the biggest mammals on earth, elephants, gorillas, buffalo, hippos etc. Mmm ... imagine how strong they would be with a a bit of protein added to their diets.

A final note on Vegans (of which I, as a Whole Food Plant Based, No Oil advocate, am one). They too are susceptible to eating junk food. Just because it isn't meat or dairy doesn't mean to say its healthy. Cauliflower dipped in batter and deep fried is not healthy.

I think the reason that some find it tough to switch is because quite frankly they don't know what to prepare for meals. We are so programmed to have meat on our plate that filling that gap that is there is hard initially. It's like Joey said in "Friends" to someone who didn't have a TV - "What do you point your furniture at?"

No animals have been sacrificed for my Christmas dinner and it feels pretty awesome to be able to say that!

Have Merry Christmas all you WA dieters and followers of this thread.
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ExpatMark Premium
Throw in some good salad greens and make some homemade dressing with olive oil/vinegar. Chef salads are a Keto staple of mine. And buy a rotisserie chicken, throw it in some chicken stock with some onion, celery, snow peas to enliven the chicken broth.
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Great I'll send my $4.99 Costco roast chicken. Not sure I can put in an envelope. Ahhh no biggie, I'll just force it in.

No telling how it'll turn out on your end. Enjoy!


frank =)
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Been busy with some projects around the house. Not much writing time this week.
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I went over this blog and review these responses. I am sorry I didn't see what you wrote thoroughly. At the time I didn't understand about Statins. but now April 28,2019 I now know about Statins. Dang it Mark Statins are freakin' bad and huge side effects. I been taking it for 17 years. I am not taking it cuz I'm in great shape, with the help of eliminating sugars.

Thanks Mark NOW your post resonates with me now.

The GREAT CHOLESTEROL MYTH is exactly what it is my dear friend!

Take care and Aloha and Mahalo!


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