The Indisputable Key to Longevity: Consistently Under-eat!

Besides following a plant-based diet, one of the more prevalent common denominators among those who live the longest, healthiest lives, is the fact that they seem to consistently under-eat. In fact, the Okinawans, renowned as one of the longest lived cultures on the planet, practiced an eating concept in line with our Rock-Solid suggestion called “Hara Hacki Bu.” This literally translates to; eat until you are 80% full. Not bad advice…

A few suggestions here would be:

1. Eat something every two to three hours. Get in the habit of carrying snacks around with you; Clif bars (or similar), almonds, fruit, veggie sticks, etc. This way, you’ll never get too hungry and wind up bingeing out.

2. Eat slower. Sometimes when we scarf down our food in a hurry, we fill up too much and too fast. This will help to keep every meal and snack the right size.

3. If there’s a lot of food served at a restaurant meal, plan on taking some home in a doggy bag so you can enjoy the meal twice. If the servings are sizable, you might request the doggy bag at the beginning of the meal so you won’t be tempted to mindlessly keep eating.

Finally, if you find that you have a lot of resistance to pulling your ass away from the table and not over-eating, keep in mind that there can often be a lot of psychological issues at play. More on this later…

About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of nine books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford. Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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