This week Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over Forty is hosting Fashion Flash. If there ever is a time of year to think about fitness it is right now. Blue skies and warmer weather inspire me to go outisde and shed winter weight gain. If you haven’t yet tred out Shawna’s fit camp routines this is definately the moment. I know that swimsuit weather is right around the corner.
And along with a fitness program, spring makes me think about upping my nutrional profile. I’m always struggling to get in those 5-7 servings of vegetables and fruits a day. The farmer’s markets are brimming with piles of veggies and I found a new cookbook to turn these beauties into a meal. The Inspired Vegan by Bryant Terry is a vibrant celebration of life, family and good food. The first section provides cooking techniques and simple recipes … Continue Reading… →
This week the host of Fashion Flash Monday is Fabulous Over 40. Recently, the Glam Gals have posted about the vanishing waistline, how to wear white and today’s post is an amazing analysis of Michelle Obama’s style. They note her use of bright colors, little cardigans instead of jackets and conservative styles in gorgeous fabrics. Bottom line–Jojami and Deb make shopping fun again.
And if you’ve never read Kris Carr, you’re in for a treat. A young beautiful actress, she went for a check-up and was diagnosed with untreatable liver cancer. This news would crush most people, but Kris decided to make her journey for answers into the next stage of her life. She video taped her search for ways to deal with illness– and turned her spiritual and nutritional journey into Crazy … Continue Reading… →
The NHANES study looked at the diets of 32,000 Americans for ten years and then compared the diets to a wide range of health issues including heart disease, cancers and heart disease. When it looked at aging, I was thrilled to read that they looked at the links between diet and wrinkles. I’ve posted the impact of vitamin C, linoleic acid, andfat in an effort to come up with a true beauty diet. I found it especially interesting that as carb intake went up, so did the number of wrinkles. Its good to know, but what type of carbs?
The NHANES study did not differentiate between well-known bad actors like cookies, mac and cheese, pizza and “healthy carbs” like barley, whole wheart bread, rice or even fruits. I didn’t know … Continue Reading… →
The NHANES diet study/health study is the gift that keeps on giving. This large, long term study found that, in addition to the link between aging skin and vitamin C and linoleic acid, women with low protein intake had an increase in aging and wrinkled skin.
The RDA for protein for adults is about 50grams a day– an amount easily met with a large broiled chicken breast. Inadequate protein levels are pretty rare in the US and Europe and at first it was hard to see how this low protein issues applied to me ( Given that I practically live on broiled chicken breasts). But then I spent the weekend with a vegan friend and by Sunday night I realized that these types of restrictive diets can be very low in protein. Here’s what Trudy ate:
Breakfast: Cream of wheat cereal, 1 glass orange juice