Before you read the first word of the following article, it is imperative that you read my medical disclaimer which you can read by clicking on this link — RIGHT HERE FOLKS.
I am a man! More specifically, I am an 80-year-old man.
Some well-meaning friends tell me, “You are 80-years-old … you do not need to be worrying about your health or what you can and cannot eat and what you can and cannot do.”
I beg to differ! Quality of life is very important to me and I have to admit that for my age, I have a really excellent quality of life because so far, I am not restricted in doing any of the things that I have always done or that I love to do.
So here is the first bit of information that I adhere to as much as I possibly can and I thought a lot of you might find this information interesting or even useful — regardless of how old you are. I practiced these principles when I was 25-years-old just the same as I strive to follow them today: “Take charge of your eating habits by choosing the types and amounts of foods you need. Make your food choices a priority and be physically active so you can be the healthy man you want to be.”
Check this chart from the U.S. Government out —- RIGHT HERE FRIENDS.
Of all the suggestions given in the chart I have linked to, the following is the one that I have the most difficulty with because I dearly love thick-cut bacon with coarse-ground pepper adhered to the edges —“Build habits that don’t add pounds Cut calories by skipping foods high in solid fats and
added sugar. Limit fatty meats like ribs, bacon, and hot
dogs. Cakes, cookies, candies, and ice cream should be just
occasional treats. Use smaller plates to adjust the amount of
food you eat.”