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Healthy for Life: What to Eat in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and Beyond

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What to Eat in Your 40s

Your 40-Something Healthy Meal Plan Breakfast

  • 1 cup high-fiber cereal (such as bran flakes) with 1 cup 1-percent milk and 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup green tea

Morning Snack

  • 1 medium apple with 1 tablespoon soy-nut butter

Lunch

  • Veggie burger on a whole wheat bun with 2 slices low-fat cheddar cheese (1 ounce each)
  • 6-ounce can low-sodium vegetable juice

Afternoon Snack

  • 2 tablespoons hummus with 6 whole wheat crackers

Dinner

  • 3 ounces broiled salmon over 1 cup barley pilaf
  • 6 asparagus spears sauteed in 1 teaspoon olive oil

Evening Treat

  • 6-ounce container light vanilla yogurt topped with 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips

Nutrition info for the day: 1,656 calories, 92g protein, 48g fat (13g sat), 228g carbs, 39g fiber

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, August 2007.

 

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walk1174 wrote:

What about the 60's guys? We may be beyond 40, but not beyond wanting to be healthy and active!

3/6/2013 12:43:02 PM Report Abuse
mik1of31 wrote:

I agree with those of you attacking the age bias. I'm 47, about to be 48, and I've been post menopausal almost two years now. I anticipated a hard struggle with losing weight..but haven't really found one. Strange. But I would like to see BEYOND 40s nutrition information, too.

3/4/2013 12:27:22 PM Report Abuse
jsek4 wrote:

what about someone in late 70's

3/4/2013 10:51:29 AM Report Abuse
shumatebeth wrote:

I want to echo the others here: I just turned 50 and feel I'm only getting better; certainly not dead yet! I went through menopause naturally starting at 43 and have learned I have all kinds of weight and fitness challenges I didn't have before then. Not a very helpful article. Some of the 40s tips do mention this, but the 20s-40s are not the only ages interested in health and fitness!

2/28/2013 01:39:33 PM Report Abuse
mj9693 wrote:

What about the "BEYOND" tips??????? Apparently those of us in our 80's don't count at all? It also seems that Canadians don't exits either. We are interested in eating healthy.

2/28/2013 12:21:17 PM Report Abuse

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