It's not easy to stay in shape once you hit the middle years. Believe me, I know! It takes commitment and hardwork to keep yourself feeling young and vibrant as you age. There are a SIX simple steps I take regulary to help me stay healthy, even if I "splurge" occasionally.
~ Eat a very large salad that contains two-three cups of mixed greens ( kale, arugula, and spinach) once a day and stick to a very light dressing
~ Eat at least a 1/2 cup serving of beans/legumes a day in a soup, main dish, or salad
~ Eat 3 servings of fresh fruit a day, making one of those servings from the berry family
~ Eat at least one ounce of raw nuts and seeds a day to gain the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.
~ Eat at least one large serving ( 1 1/2- 2 cups) of steamed vegetables a day, preferably a cruciferous vegetable such as cauliflower or broccoli.
~ Exercise MOST DAYS ( 6!) for at least 45 minutes
Remember, Folks, food determines how we feel an heal!