Who doesn’t want to look younger and feel fabulous? It’s easier than you think and it’s never too late to begin. Look younger and feel fabulous with food, fun and relaxation. Sounds simple, right? The truth is, with the right kinds of food, an active lifestyle and adequate rest; you can look younger and feel absolutely fabulous.
Diet has much to do with the way that you feel. Now when I say diet, I am talking about a way of life, a long term plan, not just a temporary “diet” that helps you to lose weight. Your diet has to sustain you for life. Learning to prepare and eat foods that give more than they take will keep you looking younger for a long time.
Before you begin your diet, make a list of all the foods you enjoy. Then go through your list and see if you can make a few adjustments to some dishes that will decrease the amount of fat and calories. If you like tacos, try substituting low fat cheese, low fat sour cream, and perhaps fish or a lean turkey meat instead of beef.
Spend some time in the produce department of your grocery store. Are there fruits or vegetables that you really enjoy? These make great substitutes for chips or sweets. Eating a handful of raspberries or blueberries can be just as satisfying as eating candy, minus the guilt you feel after you gorged on gummy worms. Keep these around at all times in plain sight. Don’t hide them in a drawer where you can forget about them. It helps to always keep a fruit bowl handy where you can quickly grab an apple or a peach when you feel the urge to snack.
Always include one serving of protein at every meal, but choose lean sources that are low in saturated fat. Protein makes you feel fabulous and is the building block for all the cells in your body. Be sure to include fruits and vegetables from your visit to the produce aisle to give you all your needed nutrients and to help break down the proteins and aid in digestion.
Get daily exercise. Go for a walk, swim, run or play. Just get moving. A sedentary lifestyle is a major killer for women. If you really want to look younger and feel fabulous, you must start moving that body. Find every opportunity to get up and go.