What do you do when things go wrong? Panic, phone a friend, or go to Mr Google for answers. Depending on what you type into the search engine box you will get a variety of answers. Anyone can be an instant expert on anything courtesy of the World Wide Web. So I search to ask the question, what would it take to lead a healthy life in retirement?
Could you change your habits?
Do you want to lead a healthy life in retirement?
I am interested in health as my ever expanding waist line directs me to be more conscious of what I am eating. The more I delve into what I should be eating and should not be eating, the more confusing it gets. There are so many experts out there all claiming their way is the best way to lose weight and be healthy.
Dan Perryman built up his fitness reign over a period of 8 years and is an advocate of the low carb regime. Dan believes that “without a foundation of health, it is very difficult or impossible to create optimal performance”. A low-carb diet restricts carbohydrates, such as those found in sugary foods, pasta and bread. It is high in protein, fat and healthy vegetables.
My daughter, Zoe, has been a vegan for 6 years now along with many celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres. Eating a plant based diet is challenging and can take some time to get used to.Coming up with what to eat has been a trial.I am used to starting with the protein taking centre stage and the veggies and salad are the peripheral characters.
Trying to decide which expert is right is daunting, Paleo, vegetarian, or vegan? The list is endless. Then there are the cooking methods to consider. I can hear them coming at me in my sleep: butter is better than margarine, coconut oil is better than canola oil, use olive oil, don’t deep fry, steam, eat raw…augh.
It takes 21 days to break a habit so I will have to be very persistent.
The trouble with making changes is that I am part of the instant society now and so when I make a change I want to see result straight away. Sadly it does not work that way when it comes to food and being overweight.
I am currently reading David Wolfe on health and beauty and using Superfoods daily in my diet. David claims that Superfoods are the most powerful, nutritious, mineral-rich plant foods on Earth. I am trying to incorporate consuming some superfoods most days along with raw foods in more of my meals. This all part of my plan to have a healthy life in retirement.
When I thought I had it figured out I now came across Wade T Lightheart, and learnt how a body builder discovered the secrets to good health through proper elimination of foods consumed.We need enzymes to break down our food properly. If our systems can’t metabolize the food we eat then we need to consume a patented single strain probiotic to do the job. Apparently if the food I eat remains in my system undigested then this can lead to problems with heartburn, reflux, indigestion, skin problems, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, food sensitivities to name just a few.
Can there really be a relationship between the type of food I consume and my health. The evidence seems overwhelming.
I am going to have to make changes to my eating and fitness regime. What about you?