The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Thursday, June 04, 2009

Live Long and Prosper


Some of the Daoists were interested in in finding an elixir which would make them immortal. Achieving immortality is a bit of a stretch, but living longer in good health is a worthwhile goal.

Since I got laid off, I've lost about 10 lbs. I'm more active than I had been earlier, but the biggest change to my lifestyle is my diet. I simply don't go out to eat as much.

For dinner, we eat at home a whole lot more, but I rarely now go out for lunch. I either eat at home, or just have a snack.

Changing how we eat is a difficult thing to do. Perhaps making a few substitutions is a bit easily for a permanent change. Here is an article that suggests 8 very simple substitutions you might make that could have a real impact on not only your waistline, but your longevity.

Live long and prosper.

5 comments:

Zen said...

Good stuff. I did not know about the sweet Potatoes!!

The hard part is getting a Japanese to change from white rice to brown.

There is more than just the taste to overcome for them , there is the mind set.

walt said...

Usually, the hardest part is making an actual "decision" to eat better, and not the change itself.

I've been guided by the old saying, "You can get used to anything except a rock in your shoe."

Eating in restaurants is especially deadly for weight-control -- lots of places serve up platters with 2,000 calories on them!

Rick said...

I really like sticky rice. My favorite food is pizza and beer.

Shang Lee said...

I love home cooked food. but by the time i finish my day job, i'm too hungry and just gobble down anything i see. it's not good... regret it everytime...

Rick said...

Food is a constant temptations for me.