What to Eat

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker F I Gray and Sons Residential, Inc.

My retired parents moved to Cocoa Beach for 3 months.  The did not bring a car, so I bought them bycycles.  I would come over on weekends to visit and they would take my car to go serious shopping.

But, during the week, one or both of them would go to the grocery store and pick up supplies.  They could only buy an amount of food and such, that would fit in the basket of the bycycle.

My Dad likes to tell the following story:

When he was younger and did not have a lot of money he would buy food based on the price.

When he was older and an officer in the Air Force, he learned about calories and he bought food based on calories.

Then it changed.  Fat became the thing to watch, so he bought food based on low fat.

Then he got to the bycicle phase so he bought food based on size. 

Since then, he has a car at home and he has learned that wheat (gluten) is bad.   

Oh and dairy is dubious.

What to eat?





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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Randall- I love your dad's food perspective. It's funny how what we buy changes through the years. I can remember buying what I could prepare quickly and for a while buying nothing with carbs. 

Oct 01, 2018 07:03 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                                                Thank you, Randal. 

Oct 06, 2018 05:29 PM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Randal Jenkins what a good post to read.... our menus evolve just as our business does.... as we get older, health is first and foremost in the minds of wise people.... low carbs and no grain are paramount....complemented by weight training...

Oct 07, 2018 05:40 AM #3
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Randal Jenkins,

I'm glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. It is interesting to see how our buying habits change through out the years. As we age low carbs are definitely something to consider.

Oct 07, 2018 06:32 AM #4
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Menus have changed! The things we were told we were supposed to eat (the food pyramid) has since been debunked. Eggs are good, then bad, then good again. Wine is bad, then good, then bad again. Fat is out, then in, carbs are in, then out. Who can keep up?

Oct 07, 2018 06:32 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Food facts are constantly contradicted by alll types of experts.  It is mind boggling and no one is sure what to eat anymore...We follow our body's responses.  Happy Sunday!  A

Oct 07, 2018 09:28 AM #6
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Randal

I suspect we all make different decisions about what food we eat, weather based on the most recent study (and it seems that what's good or bad for you keeps changing) or for other reasons, health wise or not. Sometimes it's what's convenient!


Oct 07, 2018 02:13 PM #7
Randal Jenkins
Coldwell Banker F I Gray and Sons Residential, Inc. - New Port Richey, FL

Thank you for the kind Comments and the Aha Moment.

I seemed to have gone viral with 6 comments.

Thanks Again All.

Oct 08, 2018 07:17 AM #8
Natalie Norris
Fetch A Geek - Orlando, FL
Real Estate Marketing & Consulting

Thanks for sharing Randal! Loved seeing the progression of how what we eat changes with time and circumstances! BTW, we live in Satellite Beach, just next door to Cocoa Beach...how did your parents like it? 



Oct 08, 2018 07:43 AM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Funny how that happens. I think we can all relate. I love that Kathy shared your post this week!

Oct 08, 2018 02:51 PM #10
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

I love to watch the gluten hysteria going on now! Granted those with Celiac disease should avoid gluten! That said the rest of us are wasting time and money trying to avoid gluten. It is the same as the GMO hysteria, people chose to selectively believe things. We believe the scientific community on global warming. However, when that same group tells us GMO is okay or gluten is not a problem for most everyone we selectively don’t believe them

Oct 09, 2018 04:54 AM #11
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

As we baby boomers age, this is a HUGE topic of discussion.  So many people become a certain way after eating the same thing for a long time.  Your body changes and all of a sudden that thing you liked to eat, now bothers you or you simply can't eat it. Variety is the spice of life. Eliminate carbs, focus on what grows on trees or bushes and your digestion will thank you!  Love your post. 

Oct 10, 2018 07:41 PM #12
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Interesting changes over time.

Food selection is very important for our health. That is a primary criteria for me.

This is not as easy as it seems. We get a constant report from various agencies that change what is good and not good.

I prefer natural as opposed to processed.

I think I function best when I eat natural.

Thanks for sharing.

Oct 15, 2018 01:14 PM #13
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