Food and Fitness after 50


What is this book about?

We want to share this book with you because our common sense approach to food and fitness has helped us achieve active, healthy lives with rewarding careers. But, we are increasingly dismayed by the nonsense that appears in popular diet books, blogs, magazines and online. We are scientists who know how to translate research into simple actionable steps, yet we see poorly qualified people tell you how to eat, what foods to buy, how to exercise, and how to stop the aging process (which, you can’t do and you know that.) Our approach is simple. We give you the tools to take control of your food choices and fitness strategies as you navigate your 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond. This is not a textbook by two former academics; it goes beyond information on nutrition and fitness and answers your questions with tools and strategies you can use to improve, maintain or enhance your health.

Who are the Authors?

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Questions about food & fitness after 50

Question: Six months ago my husband and I moved to a plant based diet. I want to make sure I’m getting enough protein but I can’t seem to find a good answer. I’m age 50; mostly desk work; daily walks, hiking, half marathon runner, and I practice yoga. Thanks in advance for your response.

Answer: Aim for 20-30 grams of protein per meal (as a plant-based eater you might want to consider soy protein like soy milk, tofu, edamame, etc., for a complete source of protein). On heavy training days move to the 30-gram end of the range, and for rest days, go to the lower end. During training, eat 20 grams of protein within an hour of your workout; if you eat a meal within the hour, then no need for the extra protein boost.

Do you have a question about food & fitness after 50?

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