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Eating is a habit. It’s a good habit.  It keeps our bodies nourished and in working order.  We all have habits. Some good and some not so good!! Eating can easily become a bad habit, if we allow it to happen.  Most people have good intentions, New Years Eve Resolutions would be a fine example.  For the first two weeks of January, people are “mindful” of what is being eaten.  From there, it fails at the first small potato chip that touches one’s lips.

 

 

We’ve had a lot of blog posts and discussion recently about health and good physical fitness.  We often hear about “diets” and a great variety of eating programs. There are more “diets” promoted through the media than one can shake a celery stick at. 

 

I’m not a promoter of those “diets” or point systems. One can always lose weight on a “fad diet,” but the problem is they are not healthy because they are not conducive to eating in that manner for a lifetime.  Eating is a habit and one must make it a lifelong good habit.

 

 

Habits are formed by repetition and being mindful of that act. Mindful eating is how one needs to eat to maintain a consistent eating lifestyle. Adjusting your eating to a balanced program of protein, fat and carbs works best.  It works best because it becomes a “lifestyle.” It’s the way one will eat for the rest of one’s life.

I’ve been eating properly for the past 5 ½ years. Grain has been eliminated from my way of eating, and my fiber intake is from fruit and fresh vegetables.  The greatest fiber is from onion. The only fat I eat is good fat from eating 12 almonds a day and the yolk of eggs.  I’m a big egg eater, and it’s usually boiled eggs but sometimes an omelet with nonfat spraying of the pan.

 

 

I eat 60 to 70 grams of protein every day. My preferred meat is white meat chicken, and I boil it to remove as much fat as possible from the muscle fiber. I eat every 3 hours up until 7:00pm and eat nothing after that until the next day.  I keep my calorie intake under 1,400 calories a day. I eat clean!!

 

When I go out to eat, the chef is always agreeable to boil my chicken. There’s no way I’ll eat any cooked meat in a restaurant.  It’s smothered with butter, oil and salt.  I have no problem placing a special order.  I’ll not sabotage my eating for the day with calorie infused fatty meats.

 

Water is an important element for me.  The rule of thumb I use daily is half my body weight in ounces of water.  My weight is 135 to 137 pounds, and the water amount for me daily is approximately 70 ounces of water.

 

The way we eat is the primary factor to maintain good health.  Exercise complements the eating and allows us to maintain a good body figure and toned muscles.  I work diligently every week to create definition, and that is accomplished by closely monitoring my food intake. Removing the fat under my skin is a tough task but I’ve done it. My exercise routines of choice are strength training and weight lifting with a hex bar. My heaviest lift is a 1 RM (repetition Max) at 200 pounds with a hex bar.

The test is when the nurse tries to pinch your skin to give you a shot and is not able to pinch you.  That’s happened several times before surgery, and it’s usually in the abdomen. I can thank doing “static poses” and “leg lifts” every morning and evening for that. I do those before I go to the gym and before I’m in bed for the night.

 

Healthy living is a lifestyle that requires thought and repetition. That lifestyle becomes a habit and mindful eating eventually doesn’t require much thought because it’s a natural task.

 

It’s a relief to me that I’ve created the habit of eating well and exercising properly and consistently.  It’s just like marketing. When we “market like we mean it” and do it consistently, we create a well-oiled machine. That’s the ultimate goal with health and fitness, no matter what the age.

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Barbara Todaro, sales manager of RE/MAX Executive Realty 

Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

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Franklin, MA 02038

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Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good evening Barbara -  you have made your healthy lifestyle a good habit.  You don't change a habit easily but the reward you have surely created the motivation.  You are a health rock star.

May 15, 2018 03:10 PM #1
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara, you have completely done a wonderful transformation, and changed your life.   GREAT JOB! 

May 15, 2018 03:21 PM #2
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Eating is both a good and bad habit. I have had to retrain myself to eat better. Stopping with coffee all together which would always lead to a donut or muffin with that coffee. Healthier eating and the inspiration from you has made me feel better. I dont concentrate on weight although i continue to thin from my early winter weight Barbara Todaro . Not to mention my regular exercise. 

May 15, 2018 03:58 PM #3
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Grant Schneider I'm a health nut and a gym rat all wrapped into one body...

Joan Cox totally changed this body....

Scott Godzyk it IS a reprogramming of the mind when it comes to eating properly.... being mindful at all times until it becomes a way of living.... I don't think about it as much now.... but I'm extremely careful when I'm eating out or at someone's home....Christmas was challenging but I didn't waiver.... thanksgiving is easy... I put 4 ounces of turkey in boiling water for 5 minutes....then I eat it....  an apple for dessert while everyone else is eating such high caloric, sugar infused desserts...

May 15, 2018 04:18 PM #4
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I've been in that healthful mindset and let laziness and what is easy creep back in.  I'll never be up for boiled meat, but I can certainly make a lot of improvements without that.

May 15, 2018 06:45 PM #5
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Barbara.

After my surgery I dropped around 100 pounds.  Holding steady at 165-170 for the past 8 years now.  In the summer time, sometimes it falls to the upper 150 range.

May 16, 2018 01:53 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Chris Ann Cleland any improvement is a just that...an improvement....

James Dray the key is to maintain....the majority of those who have gastric surgery never hit their ideal weight and usually gain 40 or 50 pounds.... but they're usually better off than where they started....

May 16, 2018 02:44 AM #7
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

The only "diet" that is good is one that works and considers the medical restrictions that one may have...there is no one size fits all in this area...what works and is nutritionally sound is the key to healthy success.

May 16, 2018 03:19 AM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Health and fitness are at the top of importance in one's life.  We should do everything we can to maintain them, and protect quality of life.

May 16, 2018 04:34 AM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Barbara, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

May 16, 2018 04:35 AM #10
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Barbara. The ideal is a program that lasts a life time not just during diet time. I know having lost a lot of weight and then taking 2 years to gain it back. Enjoy your day!

May 16, 2018 05:21 AM #11
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Sally K. & David L. Hanson (Sally) there is never a one size fits all with eating or with physical training.... most people have limitations.... 

Myrl Jeffcoat health and physical fitness are the most important factors... without good health, money won't matter...

and thanks for the feature in the Old Farts Club....

May 16, 2018 05:30 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Wayne Martin that's the problem with creating an eating program that one can't stay on forever....

May 16, 2018 05:31 AM #13
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You certainly are a well oiled machine and I feel so lucky that I get to have you as a friend!  I have been eating healthier for the past 5 years as well, but I am still not where I need to be.  I am getting there though, slowly but surely.  My lunch for the past couple of weeks has been carrots, celery and broccoli and I have been loving it, haha.

May 16, 2018 05:50 AM #14
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Barbara, I must say that this blog gives new meaning to the word "discipline"!

May 16, 2018 06:48 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Sybil Campbell it's a reflection of having a lifetime of "eat, drink and be unhealthy" while having a fun time.... 

May 16, 2018 09:35 AM #16
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - transformative is the word that resonates for me...it's something that needs to happen within each of us. "Wishing" does not work.

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May 17, 2018 10:21 AM #17
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Michael Jacobs it takes discipline and mindful eating to break old habits and form new ones....eating and working out...

May 17, 2018 05:10 PM #18
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Barbara, good job very impressive. I try and eat veggies and protein, I do enjoy oatmeal for breakfast. I pass on the gym if I am surfing or windsurfing, windsurfing is the complete gym every muscle is worked. Work hard, play hard, eat right.

May 19, 2018 06:21 AM #19
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Steven Nickens with surfing, every muscle in your body is engaged....that's the best workout routine anyone can do...and not many can do it!!!!

May 19, 2018 06:41 AM #20
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