The Growing Older, Living Younger Project

Grow Stronger Not Skinnier as You Age with Jen Lyman

Jan 10, 2022 | Interview, Living Younger by Changing Aging, Nutrition, Podcast Episode, Wellness

Chef and restaurateur, Marcus Samuelsson, points out that ‘we struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food.’ 

How concerned should you be if your BMI classifies you as overweight or obese? Do we need to think differently as we grow older?

Today I talk with registered dietician, Jen Lyman, about  new  paradigms  that are displacing  long standing nutritional dogmas. We discuss the importance of becoming stronger rather than skinnier as we age. With concern about the rampant obesity epidemic, people worry about the creeping weight gain as they age. Rather than a focus on weight or BMI (body mass index) numbers that categorize them as obese, we should focus on changes in body composition and the impact on other aspects of health. We touch on the importance of adequacy of vitamin D, magnesium, and protein. 

Jen is the owner of New Leaf Nutrition®,  a nutrition counseling facility that focuses on long-term client relationships to improve health in a sustainable way. New Leaf Nutrition takes a holistic approach to nutrition therapy, including functional medicine testing such as food sensitivity testing (MRT), hormone testing (DUTCH), and gut analysis assays (GI Map). 

Hear why you should Grow Stronger Not Skinnier as You Age HERE

To connect with  Jen Lyman 



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest