One thing I forgot to mention yesterday is that I am a shrimp.
I used to be a little over 5 feet, but with time I have lost height and I am now about 4'11". One thing I consider very important is maintaining a normal weight. And eating foods that are healthful, not harmful. One of my daughters is a doctor specializing in obesity so it's only natural that I have absorbed alot of her ideas--and the ideas of others about this subject.
My daughter believes we should eat mostly natural foods and avoid processed foods. That means eating the kinds of foods our ancestors ate--fresh from the earth or the sea--not processed by machines and filled with additives. These foods would include greens, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, berries, lean meats and poultry. That would eliminate things like bread, processed cereals, most desserts, etc... Starch and sugar and fatty foods are to be avoided as much as possible. I also have heard a Doctor Fuhrman talk many times about including certain micronutrients in our diet every day. I am certainly not an expert in his diet, but you can look it up on the internet. He calls his routine the GOMBS diet. G for greens, O for onions, M for mushrooms, B for beans and berries and S for seeds and nuts. He feels these things are important to consume every day to maintain good health.
Give a woman a computer keyboard and stand back!!!
My mother, who is turning 95 has decided to become one of the rare super senior bloggers (are there others???) and she's already putting in her two cents on diet and healthy eating! Check it out.