5 Real World Tips To Help Offset Bad Food Temptation…

Honestly, I never stopped loving how I used to eat. But, there is a difference. I simply don’t eat and drink the way I used to because I am aware of the Continue reading “5 Real World Tips To Help Offset Bad Food Temptation…”

Why You Need Polyphenols And What Foods They Are In…

Polyphenols are amazing. Why? They do many beneficial healthful things for you. Does this mean we should adopt a Mediterranean diet and drizzle extra virgin olive oil with no limit? Maybe, maybe not. Continue reading “Why You Need Polyphenols And What Foods They Are In…”

Reasons Why I Feel Like I’m In My 20’s @ 68…

When you change your diet as dramatically like I did, you sometimes get lost. It’s an ongoing learning process. What I mean is that you forget things. A healthy diet is dual in nature in that it is entirely simplistic yet at the same time complex in how it works to make you lose weight and maintain it, get healthier and live longer. Continue reading “Reasons Why I Feel Like I’m In My 20’s @ 68…”

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. Continue reading “Are You 55+ And Tired Of Feeling Lousy? I Was, And Here’s What I Did…”

Italian Calrose Rice Bowl Recipe

This recipe is a slight twist to my Spanish/Mexican rice recipe. It basically has the same ingredients, but something a little different cooking without olive oil and parmesan/Romano cheese sprinkled on it in your bowl. It’s fairly easy and quick. I hope you like it. Continue reading “Italian Calrose Rice Bowl Recipe”

Why I Closed My Experiment: List Of What I Stopped Eating And Drinking, Forever (My Explanation May Surprise You…)

I wanted to give a heads up on what things I’ve stopped eating and drinking. To make it clearer, I have made a list of the most important ones and explain why I stopped consuming them. What I have to say might help you decide to quit certain drinks and food. I certainly hope you will benefit at least in some small way. Continue reading “Why I Closed My Experiment: List Of What I Stopped Eating And Drinking, Forever (My Explanation May Surprise You…)”

4 Reasons Why Research Says To Reduce Salt, Sugar And Fat…

When one eats largely plant based whole food, he naturally reduces all three (salt, sugar and fat.) Eating too many seeds, nuts and avocados will cause weight gain (they are heart healthy eaten in ‘moderate’ amounts.) Continue reading “4 Reasons Why Research Says To Reduce Salt, Sugar And Fat…”

28 Heart Healthy Tips You Can Use Right Now…

I found the heart healthy chart below from the NIH. You can visit there and download it yourself or at the bottom of this post. If you look at it awhile, you will see it has a lot of common sense tips to offer. Continue reading “28 Heart Healthy Tips You Can Use Right Now…”

Plant Based Whole Food: Healthier Than Vegan And Vegetarian Diets? Here’s Why…

Plant based whole food has no added ingredients. Vegan or vegetarian food can be things like chips and soda. We know we like junk and snack food, but it isn’t healthy. Just like being married to a movie star wouldn’t be right for most of us, good tasting food isn’t necessarily healthy, either. Continue reading “Plant Based Whole Food: Healthier Than Vegan And Vegetarian Diets? Here’s Why…”

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