The Choice is Ours

5 Dec

You can’t be very sexy if you don’t feel very well, and let’s face it…the only way to feel well, is to eat well.

Rule # 1 – What you eat matters!

Berries and KiwisIf you’re young;  eating whole, natural foods will support your health – and consequently – your looks as you age.  I love this quote by Coco Chanel, “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it’s up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”  I would add, “And the figure…at 50, 60 or 70!”

If you’re older; it’s never too late to shed some bad habits, and incorporate new ones.  You’ll look and feel better. You may even become much healthier – which is sexy in, and of, itself!

You ARE what you eat: Lot of white, starchy, processed food will leave you looking like…well, like the PillsburyDoughboy Dough Boy.  Leave the pizza, pasta, noodles, rice,  muffins, enchiladas, chips, fries, sodas, diet-sodas and fast-food burgers for a occasional treat.  Not daily…occasional. 

I’d been over-indulging, and having cocktails, way too often recently, and gained weight. My waistbands were way too tight, and I felt miserable!  I’d reached my limit – I allow for a few pounds fluctuation, but anything more than five pounds means it’s time to clean up my act!  Why wait until it’s 10 or 15 or 20?

Rule #2 – There’s only one way to stay fit:  Eat Right and Move!

Curves are beautiful – but fat around our midsection (Apple shape) is not healthy for women: it increases our risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and stroke. If that doesn’t “put a damper on your sexy” I don’t know what will!

I can go into any restaurant and eat clean; I just hadn’t been choosing to.  I could have had red wine rather thanShrimp Salad  margaritas…I just wasn’t making that choice.  NOW I am back to making those choices again. I have been looking to www.MarksDailyApple.com for inspiration and new recipes. I’m eating lots of gorgeous salads, trying some new protein-packed smoothies for breakfast.  Meat, fish, chicken and pork, plus lots of fresh veggies = energy, clarity and vitality!  Throw in some really good dark chocolate (70% cacao) for a treat!  Add a glass of red wine. This isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle.  

  • Rather than bake cookies this year, buy and give fruit and nuts 
  • Skip the eggnog and open a bottle of red wine or sparkling water 
  • Make new choices about what to serve at the dinner table to keep yourself feeling gorgeous
  • Go for long walks alone, or with friends and family after a meal
  • For inspiration, google “Images of beautiful food.”

I want you around for a long time…the choice to live a happier, healthier  life  is ours…and it begins with what we eat!

XO Donna

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6 Responses to “The Choice is Ours”

  1. Jillian Tessler December 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Thanks for the constant reminder that there are alternatives, it is just a matter of choice.

    • oneoklock December 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

      Thank you, Jillian – I hope I don’t sound like a ‘nag.’ A ‘broken record’ is fine, though!
      Big Hug XO

  2. chris December 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    So true Donna. So easy to slowly get off track especially during the Holidays.

    • oneoklock December 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

      Thank you, Chris. As a nutrition expert you understand this well!

  3. Lynn December 10, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    The benefits to our immune systems from fresh fruits and veggies is epic, and it doesn’t hurt to look gorgeous on the outside too!

    • oneoklock December 11, 2013 at 7:56 am #

      It’s true! Caring about ourself enough to eat really well, shows up on our outside as RADIANCE!
      You shine, girl!

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