The Sunday Telegraph
All the ingredients for a healthy old age
SIR disagree with Dr Tony Hall’s prescription for weight loss (Letters, June 6).
My weight is 160lbs, and I can still wear all the suits that I bought over 30 years ago.
How boring to live without wine. I drink half a bottle every day. We eat fish four or five days a week, drink instant coffee with full-cream milk, eat little bread, and never drink beer.
Today, however, we’re eating sausages, green beans, carrots and peppers. I am 88: perhaps Dr Hall and I should exchange notes in five years’ time.
SIR – I don’t know if Dr Tony Hall is hoping to live for 200 years, but with a diet of “broccoli, plain fish, nut cutlet, wheat beer and semiskimmed milk” it will certainly feel like it.