Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stress and diet

Saboteur 1: Your stress

Stress can spike levels of the hormone cortisol, which tells your body to store fat. "Unfortunately, some people appease their anxiety by reaching for fatty foods," says Elissa Epel, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco. Eating boosts insulin levels; combining that with cortisol leads to greater fat deposits. More stress, bigger belly.

Fix your head: Identify the type of stress you're under. Is it temporary, like a bar exam, or more permanent, like your job? Short-term stress will pass. Long-term stress may require a permanent solution, like a new job.

Fix your routine: Make healthy eating effortless. Buy snacks that won't send insulin levels soaring: high-fiber energy bars or single-serving bags of almonds or cashews. Fifteen minutes of explosive activity—hitting a speed bag or jumping rope—can alleviate anxieties after work. "It's about getting the tension out,"

I found this on an MSN site. I don't think of myself as having a lot of stress. But the weight I put on happened while I was in a stressful job. Bless you and good luck dealing with stress.


I am actually having fun at 65. I feel freer than I ever have. I actually feel younger. If someone doesn't like what I do at 65 they can go jump.

Today I went to the library. I have been trying to lose weight. (forever) And I was following a low fat diet. The wonder of the low fat diet is that carbs are OK. But for me carbs are not so ok. Every time I would have a meal with a lot of carbs the next thing I had was a nap.

Now on to the high protein diet. Fun huh?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I would

I am so sorry that I forgot the artists name for this piece but now that I am 65 this is just one of the many larger pieces I would wear and look terrific. As a matter of fact, I have decided that the juvenile fashion mags have some cute things that I like to look at but I pick and choose. Some things seem to be made for all ages. I take advantage of that.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I love it

Check out http://www.veryoldgrandmother.com/. There is a blog by and about a woman of some years who lives life beautifully and fully. How very wonderful.