Optimum Health at Midlife and Beyond

“I used to be thin, and now I’m not. I eat the same, exercise … what’s up?”

This is a familiar refrain of many of us as we move into our 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Our bodies change and most of the diet books and research is focused on people in their 20’s – 40’s. 

The Whole Body Reset is for us, in midlife and beyond. Heidi Skolnik, coauthor and a nutritionist and exercise physiologist, talks to us about the importance of protein timing and maintaining muscle as we age to maintain our health and wellbeing. 

We blow up the idea that our metabolism slows down as we age, it is about having fewer metabolically active cells as we lose muscle.

We talked about the role fiber plays in providing nutrients and maintaining gut health. Healthy fats play a role in helpting to aborb fat soluble vitamins. Dairy is nutrient rich, maintains bone health and provide the amino acid luceine, a “spark plug for muscle building.” And of course, we talked about exercise, and the importance of resistance and strength training.

The Whole Body Reset diet is easily adaptable to your life style, whether you are a vegan or a carnivore. 

Episode Takeaways:

1. Start with one goal that is doable for you. Maybe breakfast tomorrow that hits the protein mark. Small changes can have big impacts.

2. Look at your fiber choices and begin to swap out some with foods you might not think about but that you will really like.

3. Begin to move and add resistance training.

Thanks so much for listening.

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– You can find Heidi at her website at heidiskolnik.com or on Instagram and Twitter at @heidiskolnik

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