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Forever Young: Both Inside And Outside

Yogurt in your oatmeal make insides feel good
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February 17th, 2012

When I was in college, I used to schedule my classes so I could have a day or two off. This meant spending entire days in class without time to eat. Often, I would start the day with a coffee and grab a diet cola for lunch without putting any solid food in my body until dinnertime. It was probably the worst diet ever but, it was doable for a 20-year-old.

Fast forward 25ish years later and I shudder at the thought of a caffeine-only diet. My body tells me (and you don’t want to know how) when I’m not eating the right foods. And, sometimes even when I am eating the right foods, my body rebels. So, I altered my diet by eating more fiber, less red meat, and trying to abide by my doctor’s orders. One of the major changes in my daily routine is adding yogurt into my morning oatmeal (this is also an added benefit in that both are considered Superfoods). This change has made my body quieter and hopefully it has lowered my cholesterol (we’ll see in the coming months).

I knew that growing older would involve changes in the way I look on the outside. I didn’t really think that the inside of my body would change as well. So, not only do I have to highlight my hair, I also need to eat foods to quiet my digestive system. Who knew?

Make a list of all the things you do to look younger (coloring hair, exercise, Botox, etc). Then, make a list of the things you do to keep your insides young. I’m pretty sure you’re spending more time on the outside, but it’s the insides that will really make you feel better.

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