The NEW American Diet

After lunch, as I look out on the Apple Tree field (looking like a Currier and Ives card with 24+ hours of snow falling), I take a minute to dig into my “to read” pile. My newest magazine is AARP. Yep! Although I’ve resisted embracing the Assocation of Retired People, they are persistent and every since I turned 50 a few years ago, their magazine continues to show up in my office. Today’s article is “the New American Diet”. After finishing my veggie burger and pickle with pear for dessert, I feel semi-self-righteous diving into the article.

Here are the tips from Dr. John Whyte, followed by Runoia’s approach:

  • Have breakfast every day – we have a great camp breakfast with loads of choices for everyone.
  • Drink more water – our daily Assembly water announcement sounds like we are doing the right thing!
  • Get fishy – I feel really great about adding fish back to the menu one time a week.
  • Embrace whole grains – brown rice? whole wheat bread? Oatmeal and bran? yes, yes, yes!
  • Fill up on fruits and veggies – salad bar option twice a day, breakfast bar with fresh fruit, fresh fruit snacks, carrots & hummus. We are doing well!
  • Include low-fat dairy food – we do well with no-fat yogurt on the breakfast bar. please give us your suggestions for other low-fat substitutes.
  • Don’t eat out for two weeks – assuming they are not referring to our camping trips, we comply!
  • Snack smart (okay, I confess, I changed this from “Snack often”) – we serve healthy snacks 3 times a day.
  • Chew gum – sorry folks, I don’t this coming to camp any time soon. The top of the list of reasons is how to dispose of said gum on the way to the archery range.

Healthy Holidays!

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