Some Diet Tips For Elders

We have wide-screen plasma TV’s everywhere and I was watching Kevin T., the infomercial guru hawking his latest book. It was a miracle cure for overweight folk. Of course he couldn’t tell you much; you had to buy the book. But he hinted that you didn’t have to diet or exercise. Just follow some kind of protocol and bingo! The weight is gone. He lost 45 pounds in two months following his own program, or so he claims. So, here’s another easy, miracle cure for being fat. Meanwhile, I’m sweating on the treadmill when i could be home eating cake and following his advice. Gee, what’s wrong with this picture?

The idea behind these milk and cereal bars is that you get the cereal, and in between, like in the middle of the sandwich, you get a “milk filling.” This provides the calcium and Vitamin D. Each one of the bars provides 25% of the daily requirement for Vitamin D and 25% of Calcium. Through the cereal part, you get between 15 and 35% each Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Niacin. You get 15% of the daily phosphorus need and 50% of folic acid. These are all based on a 2000 calorie daily diet.

Who can support you and hold you accountable? I’m not talking about someone who will guilt or shame you into achieving goals – I’m talking about someone who will support you in achieving goals. Accountability is an important element to goal achievement. Who will support you with encouragement and want to hear your updates?

Again, you need to add protein in all meals. The easiest way to have proteins for lunch is to store leftovers from last nights dinner. Chicken chunks and pieces of fish, all are great sources of proteins. Just add them in your lunch over salads.

The diet’s been around in various forms for 50 years. It’s claimed that the vinegar speeds your metabolism, reduces food cravings, and helps you to lose weight. However, however there’s no medical reason for the diet’s success. It’s a fad diet.

It’s often said that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” For the most part.this happens to be true. So.for starters, make sure you and your child both eat a healthy breakfast.

The third tip is don’t cut out all the fat! Fats are a necessary part of a healthy diet. It’s the types of fat you eat that is the key. Healthy fats, boost brain power, improve and mood, promote healthy pregnancies, contribute to healthy skin and hair, and help absorb certain vitamins, among other things. Rather than cut out all fats, just be smart about the ones you do eat. Seek out healthy fats such as those found in olive and canola oil, nuts, avocados, fish and seafood, and peanut butter. Cutting these out of your diet completely could lead to unhealthy nails and dull, flat hair, unhealthy nervous system and stress levels, and spikes in blood sugar. A little good fat goes a long way. So make sure you work a little of these good fats into a well-rounded diet.

My favorite recommendation; a glass of red wine has been shown to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and because of the flavanols in red wine, also contains anti-inflammatory properties. Don’t get too excited though, because these benefits only come from up to one glass per day for women and two glasses per day for men at the maximum. Anything beyond that and you actually see a decrease in the benefits of red wine.