Corpulence, Or, Excess of Fat in the Human Body

Corpulence, Or, Excess of Fat in the Human Body

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...enough we so often find them ignorant of, that any light dishes we recommend, are not beneficial of themselves, but solely by excluding others more hurtful. I have heard of a dyspeptic gentleman, who having been informed that biscuit pudding was beneficial in his case, said he would never dine without one, but as he usually eat largely before it appeared, the expected advantage did not follow. Liquids should be taken, not at the meal, but half an hour after, so as not to impede the action of the gastric juice upon the mass. Here should end the solid feeding for the day; no second dinner or supper should follow, nor, indeed, any more meals be taken sitting down. A piece of biscuit and a glass of water can be taken standing up, if faintness is experienced; a cup of gruel or a roast apple before going to bed. I cannot help paustog an instant to speak of the absurdity of our usual way of dressing macaroni. After being boiled and made palatable, it is sprinkled with cheese, and placed before the fire, so as to form a tough, raneid, empyreumatic crust, nauseous and indigestible in the extreme. Boiled till soft, and eaten with Trench mustard or jam, it makes a soluble and wholesome dish, pleasing to the palate and the reason. This is not a scale of diet by any means unattainable. A retired butcher and pugilist, whose case I have tabulated (No. 85) has adopted it for some years with the greatest comfort to himself. He is able upon it to work in a most violent manner, in a small garden which he cultivates for himself in the suburbs. He has reduced himself from 20 to 17 stone; whereas his brother, who has not the same strength of mind, has increased to 28 ffame in weight. Persons of moTe refined education ought, and often do, practise the same self-imposed...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591860
  • 9781236591869