Tuesday, November 1, 2011

my first blog 11-1-11

Grapes growing on the vine, The Finger Lakes - Western New York Sate
I'm starting this blog because I love food.  Good food.  However, I'm also passionate about health and anything to do with anti-aging.  Actually, I'm not a fan of "anti" anything so maybe I should say "pro-youthing"?  As Mother Teresa famously said, "I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said, as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there."
So who knows, maybe "pro-youthing" will catch on. 
I'm not a registered dietitian or nutritionist, I'm just a regular person who wants to live a happy and healthy life.  I'm not perfect with my eating, but I try to be, 90% of the time.  I'm always on the look out for the next great super-food or herbal supplement that will take my wrinkles away and give me that super-youthful glow, but it always seems to be the same (good) information just repeating itself:  unprocessed whole foods, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, wild-caught fish, grass-fed beef, organic eggs and tons of pure water. 
Of course being healthy means you want to be at a "healthy" weight for your body type and frame.  As far as weight loss goes, there seems to be a lot of conflicting information: "calories count!" "calories don't count, it's the type of calories you eat!"  "Don't eat carbohydrates, eat all the fat you want as long as it's the GOOD fat!"  It can be overwhelming, but honestly, I think you have to find what works best for you.  I believe BALANCE and MODERATION are key, not just in the food you eat, but in all areas of your life.  I hope you'll check back in a few days or so when I post recipes and food tips/suggestions for youthful eating.  I am committed to the quest to figure it all out and I hope you will join me.  And remember:  "The Greatest Wealth is Health" - Roman Poet Virgil


  1. You are beautiful inside and out!

  2. So great, Liz! Can't wait to see what you share here. Love the positive spin, focusing on be PROactive vs. fighting with ourselves. I had a piece of Halloween candy for breakfast, so I certainly need this! :)