I am a freelance health writer, specializing in nutritional health and physical fitness for 50-plussers.
I’m all about change; about growing; about recognizing what foods and current habits are working towards overall good health, and which ones aren’t helping – and I’d like to help you get to that point too.
Do you hear your body talking? When you have gas after eating a particular food, that’s your body talking. When you are constipated and bloated after eating dairy, that’s your body talking. I’d like to help you learn to pay attention to your body; to listen when it’s rejecting something you just ate, and listen when it’s content.
In the past 30 years, my eating regimen has switched from vegetarian to vegan, and back to vegetarian – all in an effort to discover what foods work for and against my 50-plus body.
Now I’ve settled on a dairy/meat-free, plant-based diet, with a very low interest in most processed foods. In going through these transitions, I’ve learned a few things:
• Dairy foods cause inflammation that disappeared when I stopped ingesting them.
• The high sodium in processed vegan foods was just as unhealthy as a McDonald’s hamburger.
• Eating foods as close to their natural state as possible helped them to flow more easily through my digestive system.
It was liberating to discover what foods were actually helping/hurting me, and I want to help other 50-plussers discover that same freedom.
I feel the same way about fitness.
I don’t believe that just because we’re older, that we have to give in to disease, living overweight, knee replacements, hip replacements, and living the same habits that we lived decades before.
Changing a bad eating plan to a healthy one that will sustain you for life can have such a productive impact on other aspects of your life.
That means ENERGY. More energy to actually work on the many me’s that I have vying for attention inside of me: blogger; writer; runner; yogi; artist; traveler; motorcycler (well, I don’t have one yet), and definitely the Nana/Mom me.
We can’t stop the numbers from going up. We’re going to get older.
But we can definitely control the quality of our lives on this journey.
Vicki T. Lee