Week 1: #Drop10TODAY The Results Are In

The results are in! 2/3 of our team are either unchanged or down a few pounds!  Woot!  It was a hard week trying to not fall off the wagon (sweet potato fries are calling me) and stick to the plan.  I found it was easiest when:

  1. I had the recipes I was going to use for the day
  2. Stuck to the recipes
  3. Embraced the variety from my usual patterns

This almost sounds like the book “ A Man, A Can & A Plan”  If you are curious check it out on  Amazon  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000SEIX02/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

I don’t advocate this as your meal plan – Yuck!!!

The other option is to do what we do to our dog friends to keep them from getting to their boo boo’s (or for us humans – FOOD). Thanks Dan for the pic.

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In the book Age Proof  by Jean Chatzky and Michael F. Roizen, MD  (pg 155) The authors state:

The vital rule of nutrition is: the best foods you can eat have the fewest ingredients.

To remember the good foods to eat, they have a fun acronym:

LUV-U Foods*

  • Lean protein, with an emphasis on plant-based protein (even nonlean seeds and nuts)
  • Unsaturated fats (especially odd omegas like DHA omega-3 and extra-virgin olive oil (omega-9))
  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Unprocessed grains.

And avoid:

SSSSnake Oil Foods*

  • Saturated and trans fats
  • Simple sugars
  • Simple syrups
  • Stripped carbs (that is, processed carbs stripped of their whole grains)

Now the next steps is literally STEPS…

Next week’s goal is to boost exercise to a higher level next week, because muscle burns more fat – so why not build those muscles and watch that fat disappear (you can diet your way to a 6-pack).  More on that next time!

Author: turning60andbeyond

Sandi Feaster is a registered nurse and health educator. She has worked in the corporate world as well as taken care of people with chronic health conditions. Sandi is convinced that we can improve our lives by educating ourselves and learning how we can curate the life we want. It may seem simple, but exercise and eating healthy food is the foundation of a longer, healthier and engaged life.

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