So I have tossed all those silly diets away and now just concentrating on a healthy diet with lots of fruit and vegetables and small helpings of protein. As we are beef producers with a freezer full of good quality grass fed beef, this is our main protein. I have also introduced more oily fish into our diet. We don't drink any alcohol during the week but on weekends we may have a glass or two. I have found that I am enjoying red wine and port!
Of course exercise is still very important. I walk for half an hour at least five times and week, take two yoga classes and stay active around the house. On the days that I do my morning yoga I forgo breakfast.....not because I think it is healthy, just because it makes my yoga practice so much easier. (Downward Dog with a belly full of food is not a great feeling!)
I have been a member of Maggie Beers Club for awhile now and was very interested in her latest cookbook that she calls Recipe for Life. The recipes in this book help provide the nutrients we need for optimum brain health and to reduce our chances of Alzheimers. No guarantees of course because many factors contribute to AD but the recipes are delicious, tasty and simple. The first 65 pages of the book are devoted to nutrition and I learnt a lot of new things.
To quote Maggie.....
"My recipe for life is to have a healthy attitude to eating - it's all about balance, variety and choosing foods that give you the best chance of being in good health now and into your future. This is not a diet book - it's a way of Life"
So here is a sample of what we have been eating....
|Scrambled Eggs, Asparagus and hot smoked salmon|
|Old Fashioned oats with banana and sultanas|
|This was from Jamie Oliver - Shakin Ginger Beef with Bok Choy|
|Sweet Potato Fritters with Avocado and Salmon|