Are You 55+ And Tired Of Feeling Lousy? I Was, And Here’s What I Did…

If you are over 55, you know that your body has changed. You also know that you can’t force your body. You just aren’t the same anymore if you are honest with yourself. Our bodies change in various ways, and I know what I’m talking about because I speak from my own experience, not from a book.

Everything I do affects me differently than when I was younger, from decades ago to only a few years. I have learned that everything I eat and drink affects me positively or negatively. If you in your twenties, this post likely will not be for you. But, for others it might offer something helpful I have learned that may apply to you as well as me.

Image courtesy of CDC.Gov

You see the image directly above. I am 68 and I take it very seriously. When it says that 8 out of 10 deaths are 65 and older, they are talking about me and my wife [1]. We both have taken steps to self isolate ourselves.

It’s not what we want to do, it’s more like if we are going to survive we need to self isolate. The social and family life suffers greatly, but our chances for survival as far as I am concerned are greatly enhanced.

As we grow older, the chance of getting an ailment, condition or disease greatly increases. That’s why how we eat becomes even more essential as we age. The food we eat does matter and will make us either healthier or cause health problems.

Therefore, if you are overweight like I used to be, it’s a good idea to start eating more plant based whole food right away. What I mean by this is we must consume more whole intact fruits, vegetables, grain, seeds, nuts and legumes like beans.

You might want to investigate a few sample menus from the National Institute Of Aging (NIH) [2]. But, I have plenty of vegetarian recipes on this site to get you going. Here’s how I eat, here.

Source- 1 “Older Adults.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 June 2020, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/older-adults.html.

2 “Sample Menus: Healthy Eating for Older Adults.” National Institute on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nia.nih.gov/health/sample-menus-healthy-eating-older-adults.

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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