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    Diet for Men--esp in 60's and up
    efgumjr posted:
    Lose the sugar---its everywhere in the American diet, the processed foods, carbs, and the flour based foods. I no longer eat pasta or rice or potatoes [except baked sweet potatoes with a little bit of butter>. Instead we eat quinoa. I limit alcohol to one glass per day. My blood numbers and are well within the acceptable range. I went on a juice only and liquid potassium diet for three weeks this summer and subsequently began eating smaller portions. I go to water aerobics for 2-3 hours per week and work out on an elliptical 2-3 times a week. I do core strengthening and stretching exercises daily for ten minutes and balance training for 2 hours per week. In July 2012 I weighed 176 and looked like a toad. Now in November 2012 I still have toad-like qualities but weigh 155. Goal is to lose the toad gut and weigh in at 150, about right I am told for my frame--5ft 6 in. The longer you wait to get the habits under control, the more difficult it becomes. I only wish libido would return. Any ideas on this?--efgumjr
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    Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
    I can't help you with your libido question, but you can try here, and of course, check in with your own physician. And for your diet questions go here I'm happy to answer any fitness questions you have.

    Take care. Rich

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