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Well Weekly Challenge #28 Eat Like Lisa eats!

Here is why I eat healthy! Hello, Well Community!

This week, I challenge you to try some of my favorite meals and snacks (in today's email).

Why I Eat This Way:

My meal choices are carefully crafted to support a balanced and nutritious diet that aligns with my lifestyle and health goals. Here’s a breakdown of why I eat this way:

Balanced Nutrition:

  • My meals provide a balance of macronutrients: protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates. This balance is crucial for maintaining energy levels, supporting muscle health, and promoting overall well-being. High Protein:

  • Protein is a key component of my diet. It helps in muscle repair, supports metabolic function, and keeps me feeling full longer, reducing the urge to snack on unhealthy foods. Low Glycemic Index Carbs:

  • I opt for carbs that have a low glycemic index, meaning they cause a slower, more gradual rise in blood sugar levels. This helps in managing energy levels and avoiding spikes and crashes that can lead to cravings. Fiber-Rich Foods:

  • Including fiber-rich foods like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains aids digestion, supports heart health, and helps maintain a healthy weight by promoting a feeling of fullness. Healthy Fats:

  • I choose healthy fats found in foods like avocados, nuts, and olive oil. These fats are essential for brain health, hormone balance, and overall cellular function.

Why Science Says It’s the Healthiest Way for Women Over 50 to Eat:

Muscle Maintenance and Metabolism:

  • As we age, maintaining muscle mass becomes crucial. A protein-rich diet supports muscle maintenance and can help prevent sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass. This is particularly important for women over 50, as muscle mass directly impacts metabolism and overall strength. Blood Sugar Control:

  • Consuming low glycemic index carbs helps in maintaining steady blood sugar levels, which is essential for managing energy levels and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Women over 50 are at a higher risk of developing insulin resistance, making this dietary approach beneficial. Heart Health:

  • A diet rich in fiber and healthy fats supports cardiovascular health. Fiber helps in reducing cholesterol levels, while healthy fats like omega-3s have anti-inflammatory properties and support heart function. Digestive Health:

  • Adequate fiber intake aids in digestion and prevents constipation, a common issue as we age. It also supports a healthy gut microbiome, which is linked to improved immune function and overall health. Weight Management:

  • Balanced meals that include protein, fiber, and healthy fats help in maintaining a healthy weight. This is crucial for women over 50, as hormonal changes during menopause can make weight management more challenging.

By following this dietary approach, I ensure that I am fueling my body with the nutrients it needs to thrive, particularly during the later stages of life. It’s a way of eating that supports not just physical health, but overall well-being, helping to maintain energy levels, cognitive function, and emotional balance.

I hope you enjoy these meals as much as I do! Remember to stay hydrated, listen to your body, and be mindful of your portions.

Stay well and happy eating!

Warm regards,Lisa

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