Low Glycemic Meal Planning: Life Without Rice, Potatoes And Bread? Seriously?

I think it’s important for our health to eat lower glycemic meals. Also, I believe it healthier to adopt a diet low in fat. I think high fat diets are responsible for weight gain, cardiovascular and other disease. But, I have read that too many refined carbohydrates can be unhealthy. Yet, on the other hand, some sources swear by eating all the avocados, nuts and olive oil you desire. Hum… Continue reading “Low Glycemic Meal Planning: Life Without Rice, Potatoes And Bread? Seriously?”

Meal Tips For Those 65+

I use the USDA choose my plate calculator. I devised a daily calorie and meal plan using their tools. Here’s a page that might interest you, here. When we get older, we have to watch what we eat more than we used to. We also don’t absorb nutrients as good. For example, an important vitamin is B12. I take 500mg everyday. The only supplement pill I take.

‘When you get older, you don’t want to end up disabled or in and out of the hospital all the time. You don’t call that living and a happy retirement. You want to be healthy, and are mindful you won’t be around forever’ ~ your author

So, you want to make the best of time you have left and lengthen your healthy years on this planet as much as you can. You don’t want to lose your health, because there is a point of no return and you might not get it back.

I exercise everyday. I would say it is a ‘light to moderate’ workout doing calisthenics and free weights. It’s not exhausting, as I purposely make it that way because I stay active doing things around the house like mowing the lawn, etc.. I feel household activity is the better of the two, even though I do both.

I ‘try’ to avoid most (but, not all) commonly known Arthritis triggers… 

• Citrus fruits
• Coffee
• Corn
• Dairy products (all)
• Eggs
• Meats (all)
• Nuts
• Potatoes
• Tomatoes
• Wheat, oats, barley, rye

I think what has helped my health in a big way was losing 50 lbs.. Just as important, I eat plant based whole food. It’s not technically what you’d call a vegan or vegetarian meal plan, because refined and processed foods are not officially on my menu.

I cook and prepare all my food from ‘scratch’. For example, I use a Farberware® 7 in 1 pressure cooker to make vegetable soup, pinto beans, rice and potatoes (highly recommended kitchen tool.) I also eat green salads consisting of arugula and spinach, among others like baby kale. I eat berries and drink a green smoothie everyday.

There are foods I avoid. For example, I ‘rarely’ eat out at restaurants and ‘almost’ never get fast food delivered. Curious about what I eat? Check it out, here.

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

*Try meditation for peace of mind and tranquility

65+ meal tips

Tomato Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe

If you like tomato sauce and vinegar, you will like this ‘tart’ salad dressing. Lately, my salads are a combination of baby arugula and spinach. I get organic spinach because it’s on the Dirty Dozen List. Continue reading “Tomato Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe”

Embracing The Low Glycemic Diet: No Potatoes And Grain? Reasons For Doing So…

I lost 50 pounds a few years back, but I think some things I am eating are not health promoting. I asked someone who is in good physical shape, what they ate. It appears they favor a low glycemic diet. She said, ‘I eat very little meat, potato, bread, and pasta’. 

Continue reading “Embracing The Low Glycemic Diet: No Potatoes And Grain? Reasons For Doing So…”

Rice Bowl With Veggie Crumbles And Cooked Spinach Recipe

I still have reservations about eating rice. But, if you eat white rice, the arsenic level will be universally lower than the brown, no matter where it comes from. We all have to eat something and for me, if it’s a choice between meat and rice, I will choose the rice every time. Of course, you may be different and that’s OK, too. Continue reading “Rice Bowl With Veggie Crumbles And Cooked Spinach Recipe”

Did You Know Healthy Vegetarian Foods Can Cause Aches And Pains, Maybe More?

You might be surprised that so called healthy vegetarian food could cause you problems. And, certain plant based whole food can and does, at least for some of us. But, which ones can possibly be culprits? Continue reading “Did You Know Healthy Vegetarian Foods Can Cause Aches And Pains, Maybe More?”

For Best Health, Don’t Eat Too Much Of These Fruits And Veggies…

One thing (besides sugar and oil) you have to watch is salt. Be sure to know what your limit is daily. For example, mine is about 2,300mg a day, which is about a teaspoon. But, if you have high blood pressure, it is reduced to 1,500mg. I found this out from USDA choose my plate. Continue reading “For Best Health, Don’t Eat Too Much Of These Fruits And Veggies…”

Easier Pressure Cooker Style 30 minute Split Pea Soup Recipe

My favorite soups are my own homemade pea soup and minestrone soup. When you buy soups from the store, they often have ingredients you don’t want. One ingredient they put too much of in soup is sodium. Most people in the USA consume way over the recommended daily dose. Continue reading “Easier Pressure Cooker Style 30 minute Split Pea Soup Recipe”

Easy Tips For Becoming A Vegetarian: You Can Be One, Too!

So, you want to go vegetarian or vegan? It’s not so hard, but you will get ‘hooked’ on it once you find plant based whole foods you like eating. All you have to do after that is ‘repeat’. Continue reading “Easy Tips For Becoming A Vegetarian: You Can Be One, Too!”

Dr. Norman Walker Health, Weight Loss and Longevity Pioneer

I wanted to pay homage to one of my first informational sources concerning health, weight loss and longevity. This was way before the internet, that when you wanted to do your research, you had to go to your local library or bookstore and buy a book. Now, information is at your keyboard. Continue reading “Dr. Norman Walker Health, Weight Loss and Longevity Pioneer”