@BLK_PEEPSTOP No. III

#blackpeople stop eating fried food and mac & cheesee every other night, it is killing u with high blood pressure and diabetes

#blackpeople u do realize u can survive on less than a full course meal everyday & that jogging helps u live longer. eat more fruits & Vegs.

Let’s start with health facts. When you eat pasta/carbohydrates they provide the body with fuel/energy to operate. The night before every New York City marathon, there is a big pasta dinner party for the runners. Why, you may ask? The purpose is to sustain their energy for running 26 miles the next day. If you eat pasta and do not exercise to burn off the energy, what was not used for energy purposes turns into sugar, which then is stored as fat causing weight gain. Add cheese into the mix and a spare tire, muffin top, large thighs and expanded waist are inevitable.

Growing up, my immediate family of my grandmother, two aunts, my mother and one cousin, we ate pasta about three to four days a week in the form of Kraft boxed macaroni and cheese, which we later switched to Velveeta boxed macaroni and cheese shells; we’d eat that with either fried pork chops or friend chicken. Later in the week, maybe Saturday, we’d have spaghetti and ground beef which was cooked in such a large portion it lasted two to three days. In talking with my friends, their family meals consisted of the same foods.

Have you ever noticed a young Black American woman in her 20s who has a fine body, but as she approaches her 30s, she’s constantly gaining weight and starts saying she needs to lose weight. Somehow, she never does and as the years pass she gets fatter and fatter. This is due to her diet and lack of exercise. Her diet more than likely consist of many carbs, fried foods, bread and sugary and/or alcoholic drinks. Even if she starts to work out, her shape does not change much due to her difficulty changing her eating and drinking habits. At the age of — I have a nice frame for a man my age. My diet consist of baked chicken and vegetables, chips-a-hoy cookies, honey nut cheerios with milk, and water in my home refrigerator to drink with my meals or to quench my thirst. If I eat pasta and drink sugary beverages, it’s usually at someone else house, a party or the holidays. I also purchase fried chicken and/or pizza approximately once a month.

You do not have to give up all of the foods you love, but the problem comes in when you’re frying meats in your home three times a week, frying cheese burgers and french fries in your home every Saturday, cooking or ordering out pasta/cheese dishes three times a week. Even combined with exercise, you will not see much results unless your exercise regimen is often and rigorous or raises your heart rate for a significant amount of time.

I met a woman when she was 49 years old, going on 50. She had a better body than many 26 – 33 year olds I’d see in New York City. In talking with her, we quickly hit it off because she’s a proponent of exercise, eating healthy and keeping up a beautiful image. In fact, she is semi-famous, goes by the name of “PANAMA” around her neighborhood of Crown Height Brooklyn, for being virtually the only woman her age who looks as well as she does. She dresses with a younger flavor, which does not look bad or ridiculous at all because she has a younger body which compliments the clothes she wears. She let me know her exercise regimen, which is really quite simple and non-strenuous, but the trick is she does it every morning without fail and does some things at night without fail and she also does not eat a fatty fried meat, pasta cheese and bread filled diet every night of the week. Her exercise regimen consist of 150 crunches (not sit-ups, but crunches), 90 squats assisted by grabbing on to the sink, 120 push-ups standing at a 45 degree angle from the sink or wall, 100 arm curls with a 10lb weight for each arm and 100 (50 to each side) waist twist with a kitchen broom. Her diet consists of fruit and tea for breakfast on the weekdays, two boiled eggs with a slice of toast and tea on the weekends. She has a light lunch during the weekdays, which consist of (not all in one day) a variety of vegetables and fruits or tuna salad with wheat bread, half of bottle of orange juice, or sardines and crackers or a salad. Her dinners consist of salt fish, potatoes and other vegetables, baked chicken or fish, rice and vegetables, beef stew with potatoes and vegetables, spaghetti. She has a late night light sweet snack of a slice of cake or sweet crackers, or cookies and Ice Cream. SHE DOES NOT COOK WITH ANY SALT, but rather uses other substitutes for flavor. One thing I noticed regarding her diet, is she fast one day a week on Tuesday; hence, the “you do not have to eat a full course meal every night to survive” SHE DOES NOT EAT FRIED ANYTHING! SHE DOES NOT EAT MACARONI AND CHEESE! If you notice, she eats all of the food groups, not just vegetarian or vegan or atkins. She does not overeat and stuff herself. She’s maintained a regular exercise routine and consistent diet, she was married 25 years, had two kids and has always maintained a fine looking body for years continuing into her 50s. Men, 20-something try and talk to her all day when she walks the streets going to work or during a weekend stroll.

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