10 Keys to Healthy Eating For Men Over 50
Men over 50 need a balanced approach to their diet for weight loss and better health
By: Amber Alexander
Having a lean healthy body does not mean you have to give up everything you love when it comes to your dining experience. You don’t have to isolate yourself and deprive yourself to accomplish your goals.
It may seem rather simple when all it takes is balance. You can achieve this state of balance when you understand and practice appropriate behavior.
It is not the bowl of ice cream or the slice of pizza that contributes to weight issues, the trouble is when you use these comfort foods inappropriately for coping mechanisms, eating mindlessly and frequently.
Here are some healthy beliefs and affirmations about food that will help to establish balance, happiness, and long-term success:
1. It’s ok to eat for enjoyment or social reasons if I do it consciously and mindfully and stay within the compliance rules and quality limits I set for myself in advance.
2. I’m totally conscious and aware of my beliefs about food and the reasons I eat.
3. When I feel stressed or depressed, I have alternate ways to cope with those feelings.
4. Healthy food that helps me burn fat and build muscle can be prepared in delicious ways.
5. I realize that food can be one of life’s great pleasures and that completely denying myself of foods I enjoy is not productive in the long run.
6. I don’t have to be perfect. If I eat healthy, natural foods at least 90 percent of the time, I know I will get good results.
7. If I set a compliance rule for myself, then there’s no such thing as forbidden foods. As long as I obey the law of calorie balance and eat only small amounts, I can still be healthy, develop a great body, and enjoy my favorite foods in moderation.
8. If I want better results, faster, I realize that I may need to tighten up my nutritional compliance and I’m willing to do it if that’s what it takes.
9. Everything I eat will have some effect on my body, but I realize that what I eat once in a while doesn’t impact me that much.
10. What’s most important is what I eat habitually, so I’m very conscious about what I eat repeatedly day after day. I understand and have great respect for the power of habits.