New Yorkers are so fortunate for many reasons. One is, rarely do you see an obese New Yorker because they walk instead of drive. Second, there is a prevalence of healthy restaurants and juice bars on almost every corner. Just walking down one block, there was an organic market that contained a juice bar, a fast food organic restaurant and a vegetarian restaurant. True, New York is fast paced and stressful. I lived there for 14 years so I know, but I also find New Yorkers to be highly accepting and knowledgeable about vegetarianism and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Last week I wrote in the newsletter about French women maintaining a balanced lifestyle and “don’t get fat.” We don’t have to kill ourselves to look great by exercising two hours a day. In fact ,too much exercise could cause a build up in lactic acid, which means our systems can become too acidic, which could actually promote weight gain.
Here are some simple suggestions that I observed in New Yorkers and the French (and the Chinese, the Spanish, the Italians and the Latins, for that matter):
· Exercise half hour per day or one hour three to four times per week.
· Eat 70% of your diet alkaline – which means fruits and vegetables (easy to accomplish through JOOSing)
· Follow the 90/10 rule – that is, 90% of your diet should consist of whole foods.
· Drink half your body weight in ounces of water.
· Get plenty of sleep.
· Find a way throughout the day to relax and take a breath, even if it’s just for 10 minutes.