Jun 23, 2021
Even if you’ve always been a pretty healthy eater, the diet that was adequate in your 20s, 30s and 40s may not have all of the nutrients you need today.
Holistic Health Practitioner Tonya Fines sits down with co-host Chris Wilson to discuss the often-confusing world of nutrition and how our needs change over the decades.
Just because we need fewer calories in our later years (on average) does not mean fewer nutrients. In fact, our food choices become that much more important in our 40s, 50s and beyond. Remember, we are what we eat.
In this episode, Tonya and Chris get into micro and macro nutrients, thirst versus hunger, choosing more nutrient dense foods, supplementation and how medication impacts our diet. Get ready for some food for thought!
"As we age, we don't need as many calories but we still need nutrients. Be sure to include nutrient dense foods." -Tonya Fines
0:24 – Welcoming today’s special guest on ‘Strong by Design’ podcast
4:17 – Get to know Coach Tonya Fines more
6:10 – Coach Tonya talks about the changes in nutritional needs with aging
17:20 – Macronutrients vs. Micronutrients: What’s the difference?
20:45 – Signs of unhealthy gut
23:00 – Discover the nutritional challenges in your 40s, 50s and beyond
28:52 – The importance of mindful eating
32:30 – The effects of alcohol consumption on body weight
37:35 – Coach Tonya gives healthy eating tips for older adults
40:55 – Elderly nutrition 101: How to shift from processed foods to whole foods
46:46 – Why it is important to have regular medical check-ups
47:53 – Identifying Hunger vs. Thirst
52:36 – Fall off the fitness track? Why you should not beat yourself up
58:08 – Ways to tame your appetite & cravings
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