Posts filed under 'Diet/nutrition'
What’s Really Making You Fat?
That’s a good question. If you’re over 40 it could be a combination of things. It could be your hormones, or overeating or lack of exercise. But most likely it is the overabundance of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in your diet combined with the above actions.
HFCS is a common additive to processed foods and beverages in the U. S. You’ll find it in (more…)
Disease Prevention – Stay Healthy LongerThe mature years, (40, 50, 60 years old), are the power years of fun and adventure.
This may sound like a deviation from the subject of staying trim after 40 but the truth is if your health is bad you will not be able to enjoy the rest of your life.
It is important that you adopt healthier lifestyles from this day forward to prevent age-related diseases.
Some common diseases related to aging are heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis.
The majority of these diseases can be prevented if you exercise regularly, eat properly and manage your stress.
Many of these diseases stem from being (more…)
Is There Such a Thing as Weight Loss Foods?
Why am I writing about a gluten free diet on a blog that talks about staying trim after 40? Well, my goal at this stage of my life is to stay healthy so I can enjoy life for as long as possible and I want the same for you. I want you to live long and prosper. Eating healthy is a great way to do that
So what is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It causes adverse reactions in people that are sensitive to it. It’s found in a lot of foods such as bread, pasta, beer, cold cuts, muffins, cakes, pies, pretzels, soups, etc.
Side effects of gluten sensitivity include, (more…)
How does one become addicted to food? Is it mental or physical? Do we think our way into bad eating habits or do we eat because the food is readily available and we just can’t turn down that free piece of cake at the office party? That’s what I want to discuss in this post.
Some people believe that food addiction is an emotional response to food, while others believe that our physical environment (restaurants, and junk food) causes us to overeat foods filled will salt, sugar and fat.
While these are possible factors to food addiction there are other scientific factors to consider. The one factor that may affect a lot of us over 40 is (more…)