It’s 5:30 in the morning and I’m on my way to the hospital, and today I’m taking a sweet potato that I microwaved and a tangerine instead of my usual brioche. I’ve put on an extra 15 pounds and I get out of breath easier than I used to. One of my main problems is that I skip meals, particularly breakfast. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to do everything; but I know that I have to make time to eat the foods rich in vitamins and minerals to keep my body strong.
I have been inspired by the stories of the Okinawans, a Japanese people, who lived well into the 100s. They live quite free of anemia, diabetes, hypertension, and strokes. Their diet is 30% green and yellow vegetables, sweet potatoes instead of rice, and a tiny bit of fish.
For lunch for the next two weeks, I’m going to try and eat 4 ounces of canned tuna (packed in water) on whole wheat bread, and I’ll pack it with spinach leaves, shredded carrots, and red pepper slices. But if I’m derailed, I’ll eat yogurt with some walnuts and a tangerine or orange. I’m trying to eat more green and more veggies, but yogurt and fruit are my back up if life interferes.
I’ve managed to work-out on the elliptical for an hour after work for the past two days. I’m just going to keep going just 31 more days to go!
Dr. Andrei
Our Walk
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Where: South Mountain Recreation Complex
9 Cherry Lane
West Orange, NJ 07052

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