The stressful days, sleepless nights, family concerns, an unhealthy diet that doesn’t fortify your body.
Coupled with that no exercise and your constant dependency and connection to technology takes a toll.
All of this can create a difficult environment for aging how you desire.
Well here’s a new revelation; “FAT CELLS DON’T SLEEP…THEY’RE NIGHT OWLS! Lack of proper sleep leads to looking older because the longer you are awake the more hunger cycles your body’s appetite repeats.
Which makes you eat more and more at a later hour (like that last slice of chocolate mousse cake or leftover lasagna).
Before long; it’s now time to wake back up. Even though your body hasn’t fully metabolized the calories from last nights eating binges—which is now going to collect in your tissues and belly as fat.
Being a woman, you have an innate desire to rejuvenate and re-charge more than anyone!
You may often feel the need to reach for your trusted bedside sleep aid to try and get your beauty rest so you can wake up looking and feeling ‘Chic’ and radiant.
Are There Better Age Defying Foods to Fortify Your Body?
Guess what darling? Yes, eating ‘certain types’ of foods will definitely fortify your body to defy aging so that you have a more youthful appearance than you do now.
Who said anything about reversing the clock? You’ve accepted aging as life.
What you want is to look more radiant than you do now. Is this correct?
Healthy Snacks To Eat On The Go
Snacks are not meant to be complicated but to assist in losing those last 10-20 lbs in a healthy way. Most popular “so-called’ protein bars are like eating a bag of candy so look for natural ingredients and total grams of sugar on the label.
My all-time favorite combo is the LARABAR with a banana (unless you have allergies to nuts).
This is always on my shopping list. I love the ‘chocolate cherry’ but you may have to test some of the different flavors to see what your taste buds enjoy. One of the main ingredients in the Larabar is dates.
Just 1 cup of dates contains 1,168 milligrams of potassium which is higher than a banana. Which is great if you are running a marathon, however, I don’t recommend eating more than 5 at a time.
2. Salmon, the Flavor Is In The Skin
In a study published in the European Journal, of Clinical Nutrition, people who ate fish for lunch consumed 300 calories less and reported feeling much more satisfied compared to when they ate beef.
This fish offers so many amazing benefits: from reducing pain in the back, neck or knees and it also helps to fortify a healthy, glowing skin and fight aging that reflects on face and skin.
3. Strawberries and Chocolate anyone?
I know, I know, strawberries with chocolate poured all over it is not the idea of what will give you a youthful appearance but it will definitely make a girl feel good!
The best season that I have found to eat strawberries is when they are at their peak, spring and summer.
Strawberries also are high in fiber and help balance blood sugar, and the polyphenols they contain support immunity and fortify healthy cell renewal.
4. Farrow not Sparrow
You may be wondering what is Farrow, well it is a whole grain that has its roots in the Mediterranian countries such as Italy, Ethiopian or Middle Eastern cuisines.
The benefits are enormous, from being high in fiber, an excellent source of protein, fiber and nutrients like magnesium and iron, it’s a big step up from using white rice or other refined grains in your favorite dishes.
Which makes this the perfect food to fortify aging gracefully. However, if you are gluten intolerant this won’t work well for you.
It is an alternative to rice, couscous, quinoa or barley. And there are so many ways to cook it.
5. For The Love of Red Wine
Red wine contains antioxidants called resveratrol and polyphenols that may believe to be healthy.
Resveratrol helps protect your blood vessels and may combat blood clots.
Polyphenols which is also an antioxidant, have been known to reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, fight bacteria and improve immune health.
There are countless foods, supplements, and drinks that can slow down the aging process and give you a more youthful appearance. Discovering what works for your body is key.
Let’s face it, the more weight you have the older you will look. What if you reversed it, ate foods that would fortify your body so that you lost just 10-20 pounds?
That would be compared to an instant facelift taking off 5-10 years off of your life, giving you a more youthful glow! Does that interest you? Ask Milan about Genetic testing which reflect your potential level of response to diet, exercise, lifestyle and other behaviors with regard to how your body feels, functions and looks including an array of traits ranging from how likely you are to crave sugar to your risk for mental acuity decline, based on your genetic analysis. Dig deep and look into how you feel, function and look. Aging graceful stems from within.
Milan Perry, HHP, MH provides Healthy Lifestyle Coaching in a holistic way for Classy Women 50-60 years of age from a naturopathic way. She is Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Certified in Herbalism and is a Culinary graduate.
As a herbalist. healthy lifestyle coach, menu planner, busy wife, the “joie de vivre” is wine + anti-aging (not in that order). She coaches women that have tried the fad diets of quick weight loss of 20 pounds without success.
Moving past that, you’re at a point in life where you feel more in touch with your need of well-being.
If you’re still struggling with trying to maintain your weight and feel as confident as you used to, schedule your FREE ‘Chic Women Don’t Diet’ Makeover call with Milan.
…Stay BEAUTIFUL AND HEALTHY,