On a day-long drive, I do my best to maintain fitness, by packing whole grain bread, easy to eat vegetables, like tomatoes, and individually wrapped low-fat cheese, bananas, mandarin, almonds, and lots of water, in the car with us.
I wear a pedometer and take frequent walk breaks and still try to clock up my 10,000 steps for the day, even on long driving days.
I portion control, by eating when I am hungry, stopping when satisfied, and keeping an eye on the calorie portion size, thinking of ideal meal and snack size for me.
I eat 100 to 150 calorie fruit and nut snacks x one or two times a day, and I have a 300 to 350 calorie allowance, for my meal.
With the makings of the meals in the car, it saves a lot of money by not buying take away food, and I know I am continuing to eat the way I like to, even on the drive.
I usually start the day, with my oatmeal-based, muesli with berries and non-fat unsweetened yogurt.
When I arrive at my destination after a day's driving, I find fish and salad, even using tinned salmon, is an effortless, meal to prepare, and the simplicity of making that allows me a little extra walking around the campsite time and a few exercises.
Home Made Muesli
've been making home made muesli since the 1970s. I use this basic recipe and vary it if depending on what I feel like adding to each mixture. Have fun experimenting if you make your own.
5 cups traditional rolled oats
1/2 cup processed bran
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
1/2 cup dried apple, finely chopped
Sweeten with honey before serving if required
Apple Muesli: Serves 2
1 grated apple, red or green. If the apple is taste, sweeten slightly with honey.
1 cup or low-fat or regular milk or yogurt.
A pinch of cinnamon.
Swap the grated apple for Frozen Mixed Berries, and serve when they are partly thawed.
It's so easy. I used to buy fresh blueberries. then as they became more expensive I planted a dozen assorted varieties. They are a lovely plant to grow and fruit well where you got cold winter climates.
Age pride is pride in every age, devoid of ageism. 🖌 The creator is Gray Nomad travel writer. As artist Ryn Shell, she's spent decades painting and staging art exhibitions around Australia. She is a former Artist in School Program and current 'Artist in Residence,' in assisted living aged care.
Ryn, above, enjoying the gray (gray with an a for active) nomad life at age 64.
Gray Nomad Reg Shell walking 12,000 steps a day beside the Balone River, at age 70.
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