As you can see from her photos, Senior Supermodel Oleda Baker is aging magnificently. I interviewed Oleda last December. She is a treasure trove of information on everything this blog stands for, namely weight control, healthy living and healthy aging, so I asked her if she would share some of her ideas with us. She has written 10 books on beauty and health. Her latest, written at the age of 75, Breaking the Age Barrier – Great Looks and Health at Every Age – was released in November 2010 and is available from Amazon or from her website www.oleda.com where she also sells her own line of health and beauty aids.
You’ve heard this before: that you wouldn’t have a weight problem if you did more pushaways.
It’s an old joke, but it’s true. Push away from the table hungry and, in less than twenty minutes, you won’t be hungry anymore. Stretch your meals out. Since it takes just about twenty minutes for the brain to assimilate hunger impulses, take half of your normal portion and eat it slowly over twenty minutes. You will feel full! Have you ever been interrupted in the middle of a meal, then, on returning to the table, you didn’t feel like eating any more? It’s the same principal. Simple, but effective.
Here are a couple of more tips that will help you to win the
battle of the bulge:
Don’t use a big dinner plate when you eat. Trade down to a smaller luncheon plate. That way you won’t be tempted to fill it with as much food. The less you eat, the less you will grow to want to eat. You will shrink your stomach and your desire to ‘load up’ when you eat.
You don’t have to give up your favorite food to get control of your weight. Once you start “while knuckling” it, you put yourself on the road to failure. Just eat less of what you like and you won’t do any harm and you won’t feel guilty.
I fully support Oleda’s ideas on healthy living and eating. She is living proof that she knows what works. To read further on these and other positive weight control concepts, please check out my Page – How to lose weight and keep it off.
Last, but not least, once you get your eating under control remember that you still need to exercise. You body and brain need exercise every day.
Eat less; move more; live longer. Words to live by.