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Aging Gracefully?

The key to look our best starts inside our bodies and it reflects in the outside. Good nutrition not only can extend our chronological age, it can also make a big difference on how fast we aged, and how we aged. Good nutrition is one of the secrets to achieve older age and still look good.

I love food. My body needs food. Everybody needs food and there are many choices out there for some of us, however, to keep in shape eating almost anything we desire, we just have to enjoy small portion sizes, and follow a moderate to medium and even very rigorous exercise routine, if we love to indulge in very delicious, but equally, highly caloric meals.

And if we do not like to do moderate, or medium exercise, then we must consume only nutritious meals that will keep us full, throughout the day, and will speed up our metabolism. (There is so much of a variety of natural fats, salts and sugars in the world, that there is no need to consume highly processed meals with artificial sweeteners, preservatives, lots of saturated fats and excess amounts of sodium.)”

We need to space the meals and eat every 2-3 hours and we need to have whole foods that will give us only the nutrients and the calories to sustain our daily caloric needs, (So our bodies can complete its normal functions)

Under my nutrition page, are some examples of the foods I have consumed and I enjoy on a regular basis. Most of the food I eat is raw and if cooked, only for a few minutes to prevent loss of nutrients.

As much as I can, I tried to buy hormone free meat, eggs and milk, and even thought I don’t buy just “organic” vegetables and fruits, I make sure to clean these products very well before I consume them and when I do, I leave the skin on, on all vegetables and fruits, where the peel can be eaten. (The fibers in the peels aid digestion)

I create my own recipes and I make sure I consume a combination of natural fats, fiber, sugars and salt on every single one of my meals, accompanied by a full glass of warm or room temperature water.

I do not keep any of my favorite “junk” foods at home, so I dont over-indulge. If I crave any of them, I just get them at the supermarket, at least once a month or less and once I have a taste of it, that satisfy my cravings and I can go back to my healthier routine and stick with it.

Whenever I go to Panama or visit anywhere, I always indulge in traditional cuisine and I enjoy a lot of food, some of it high in calories and mostly deep fried meats, flour, and other traditional, Panamanian dishes, however, I always walk off those extra calories, and I can keep in shape while on vacation.

If you have any questions, just send me an e-mail and I can share more information with you on this section. (You can also click here to see more pictures of the meals I eat )

-Nedelka-