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Quoted from FitnessAddict
PS: i think 5"8 for a girls is nice..

I've come to appreciate my height.

I do,very much, see the benefits of eating right. I am stronger and leaner than I was pre-BTD and swami has fine-tuned everything.

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Quoted from ruthiegirl
You need to be pretty seriously malnourished for it to affect your height. This can happen due to not eating enough (impoverished families who can't afford enough food, kids being neglected and not fed enough, anorexia or another disorder affecting appetite) or from malabsorption (the child eats enough but the body can't use the nutrition.) Even with "eating wrong for your type" most kids can still get enough  nutrition for normal growth, as long as they get enough total food. Of course, there are exceptions. Somebody with bordeline digestive issues may be able to absorb enough nutrients when "eating right" but be malnourished when "eating wrong."

FitnessAddict may have been malnourished due to not absorbing the foods he ate, which quickly resolved when he started BTD. It's also possible that he was due for a major growth spurt in his early 20's, and would have had the same growth pattern even if he had always followed BTD, or didn't start following it until after he was done growing. But there's no way to know what could have happened.
The Standard American Diet is malnourishment that differs with the epigenetic individuality of the person.

By the middle of the current century we might become as disgusted with the poor nutrition in the twentieth century as most people living in the twentieth century were with the nutrition in tenth century.  What is possible in the future with multiple generations eating substantially right for their type?

For millennia we have been conceived by parents who's eating habits have at the same time both supported and undermined the processes of health in their bodies.  Through epigenetics we were programmed the same.

Now we can break the cycle!    

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."  We are the mirror opposite of the insane Ophelia in William Shakespeare's Hamlet.  Instead of anticipated, but unpredictable, despair we have anticipated, but unpredictable, hope.

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I think that if you are all of a sudden taller as an adult, it's usually posture.

Minnie777, yes I can attest to this. When I ate broccoli and flax oil for breakfast for several weeks in a row, my posture straightened out and I gained a half inch in my early twenties. Broccoli is known for helping with strengthening posture.

I had a late growth spurt when I was 19 and I hit 5'9. But as my posture has declined over the years since I work at a desk for many hours a day, I lost some "height" but rather I know it's just that I need to get straightened out again.
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i'm 18 but 19 in 3 months and trying my best on my swami... its been a week (still annoyed at myself for cheating with yoghurt   )

do i still have a chance of growing?? i'm 170/171cm
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Quoted from ambermac
i'm 18 but 19 in 3 months and trying my best on my swami... its been a week (still annoyed at myself for cheating with yoghurt   )

do i still have a chance of growing?? i'm 170/171cm

Don't be so hard on yourself! It's only been a week and you had ONE "avoid" food? Just get right back on track with good eating. I even know some O's who intentionally eat yogurt and/or kefir (though not the kind with sugar and other junk added) along with the rest of the O diet and still do fine.

As for growing, it really depends on your genetics. Most girls stop growing about 2 years after getting their first period, while most boys keep growing until their early 20's. Of course, there are plenty of individual exceptions. My 16yo is really hoping she'll grow a bit more- she wants to be at least 4'11"!!! (150 cm)

Ruth, Single Mother to 22 yo  O- Leah , 20 yo O- Hannah, and  15 yo B+ Jack

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I always wondered about the height thing for me too.
Mom - 5'8"
Dad- 6'2"
Brother - 6'4"
Sister - 5'11"
Sister - 5'9"
Me - 5'5"
Sounds decent but considering both sides of my parents' families are giants, I am pretty small. I do now have excellent posture as I always "stretch" myself up. I started with autoimmune problems at a very young age so a being in my 40's now a lot of damage has been done. BUT a lot of it is becoming undone although my height is still the same, which is fine. Interesting though.
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My husband said that boys sometimes finish growing at age 26.

Usually the offspring are taller than the parents, but my mom & aunt were shorter than their mother(my grandma). My sis & I are taller than our mom was. (I'm only a little taller.)

Maybe protein has something to do with reaching the height potential rather than other specific nutrients. I have heard  that for nationalities that are shorter in native countries, the kids are taller when they live in the USA with all our protein.

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I didn't stop growing until I was almost 23 yo. I stand at 5' 9.5".

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I'm still only 5 feet tall. Grandma was even shorter. Mom was 5'1". Dad's family were about average height. So I guess my height genetics came from Mom's side of the family. I don't mind being short.
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