What are the perfect snacks to eat for optimum health and wellness?
There is much temptation when walking down the grocery isle to grab things that look good at the time. Be warned…if you go shopping while hungry and without a purpose, you will buy exactly the opposite of what you should. This is never good for a healthy lifestyle. It requires more than this on a consistent basis to help you in your overall health goals.
Make a list of food that you have chosen for your lifestyle not what will satisfy your taste buds. Remember that dieting does not work. You will need to commit to the lifestyle you chose for health and wellness. So, before you get in the car to head off to the grocer, make a list of healthful and beneficial foods that fit in with your life style.
Good Guidelines To Live By
According to the American Cancer Society a perfect snacks are those with between 100-200 calories and includes a PROTEIN + UNREFINED CARBOHYDRATE.
This makes for an excellent food marriage which keeps you feeling fuller longer. Not only that, but it is very nutritious.
Take a look at the guidelines from the American Cancer Society guidelines. It is recommended that eating a healthy snack every few hours helps to fight off cancer. Who would have thought of it.
No longer do you have to wait to eat every six hours as we all were originally taught. But now the recommended snack time is MUCH better for you. You think, “no wonder I was always grabbing what was around me. I was truly hungry with no nutrition around.” Just refined carbs and refined sugars. That didn’t help with your lifestyle goals at all.
You can feel confident in this chart. It is a great way to feeling refreshed, well nourished, and feeling empowered to live a healthy lifestyle to maximize your energy levels.
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Don’t Give Up On Health and Wellness
As we are well underway for the new year, I am taking time as a Health and Wellness Coach to share something amazing that has been on my mind for a while- Health and Wellness.
Because we all go through health struggles from time to time, I truly believe that it makes sense to do the best that we can to be as healthy as we can for as long as we can. Simply because our bodies are aging, doesn’t mean that we need to give in. Some people, when they feel they have reached a certain age, lets just say the age of over 50, they give up trying to take care of themselves. They think more of how they used to be and cannot see themselves in the now. Are you this way? Do you see yourself now and wish for something in the past? The athleticism and the fitness and perfect health are gone and the lines and wrinkles of every year now are showing. Hang on and don’t quit.
There is no better way to quickly speed up the aging process than to give up trying to maintain or even improve your health and wellness. I have a friend that at one time truly believed that health didn’t matter any more. He continued to wish for the good old days. I finally encouraged him to start living in the here and now to be the best that he can be.
There are numerous ways to maintain health and wellness over 50. Being over 50 doesn’t really spell disaster. But if health and wellness are not maintained, a very difficult time awaits those in this category.
Let me ask you a question…Would you rather be old and pain-free or old, decrepit, and experiencing massive pain and body failure because of health and wellness neglect?
The choice of the road that you go down is completely up to you…but I want to encourage you to choose wisely. Once you choose your path, it is almost impossible to turn back because the damage has already been done.
There are some great benefits to maintaining health and wellness over 50 verses the consequences of life out of control.
Proverbs 23:2-3 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food.
Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will cloth them with rags.
2 Peter 2:19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption.For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.
Proverbs 25:28 A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.
1 Corinthians 6:12-13 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful.All things are lawful for me, but I will not be dominated by anything.
Philippians 3:19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
The benefits of maintaining health and wellness over 50 are extremely beneficial and are a stark contrast to the issues related to giving up.
Benefits of Health and Well-Being:
Overall wellness physically
Mental Alertness- the important ability to handle stress and maintain energy levels.
Lose or maintain weight- This means control over cholesterol and Triglyceride
Healthy lifestyle with exercise and supplementation.
Cardiovascular, respiratory, and immune system health.
There is change offered by what God’s word says. It provides meaningful applicable power given by God to enable every one of us to do the best to maintain health and wellness over 50 or at almost any age. Even though we are getting older, we should follow God’s word and take care of the temple that He has given us.
A Habit of Health:
Proverbs 24:10-Winners never give up.
Proverbs 24:16-Winners always get up.
Proverbs 10:9- Winners always live up.
Proverbs 10:17- Winners do it the right way.
Philippians 4:13- Winners focus on success.
The Bible also sys in Hosea “My people perish for a lack of knowledge.”
When we gain knowledge and believe what God’s word says about our life and the way we are to live, we will repent and turn away from our poor health habits i. e. habits of overeating, choosing to much of the wrong foods, and turn our dietary and exercise regimen around for the good that God has for us.
Maintaining health and wellness over 50 can be managed. Some people are able to do it fairly easily because they have an active lifestyle and have consistently taken great care of themselves. They don’t need much help or motivation. On the other hand, there are some who are either inconsistent and their good health gradually slips away, or they are altogether have neglected their bodies.
But no matter your situation, my advice is this. Forget the past and fix your eyes on the present. Take action steps to find the root causes and triggers for the poor decisions made regarding your health.
As a Health and Wellness coach I help my clients to do just that and more.
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