Getting Healthy the Old Fashioned Way!
Part of getting on the road to good health involves choosing foods that your body needs (and wants!). You may not realize it, but your body almost gets happy when you give it the good food, or fuel that will help it function at the optimum level. There are so many articles on health that it can seem overwhelming to try and decipher what’s good and what’s not. Here are some good old fashioned basics to think about when it comes to food:
- You’ve heard it said – you are what you eat. Take this to heart when you want to grab a bag of potato chips or any boxed food that has ingredients in them that you can’t even pronounce. You know those can’t be good for you.
- An apple a day keeps the Doctor away. This old-timey saying had some good back-up reasoning. Apples have fiber in them which is sorely lacking in our modern day diet. Eating an apple will not only satisfy your hunger cravings but will help you not be straining on the pot.
- Eat your greens! Almost every ‘Baby Boomer’ has heard Popeye sing his well-known song with this verse: I’m Popeye the Sailor Man…I’m strong to the “Finich” ‘Cause I eats me spinach I’m Popeye the Sailor Man. A whole TV show was about promoting greens. We know why. They are good for you!
- Eat Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and dinner like a Pauper. Now who wouldn’t lose weight on that type of diet! The body has just spent the night sleeping and repairing itself, so now it needs a lot of fuel to get going. It makes sense to have a large breakfast and taper it down as the day goes on. This actually does feel good to do.
Just implementing these simple 4 steps in your daily eating habits will bring about enormous change in your body’s health. Your skin can start looking healthier, your mind could become more alert, and you could even take off some unwanted pounds. The older generation had some good food basics that we could really benefit from.