Wolfang Puck’s On Being Healthy

I just recently read in Robb Reports Healthy & Wellness magazine Spring 2014 edition that Wolfang Puck is getting healthy. Well…actually he’s been for quite a few years now, but I’m just finding about it recently.

His guiding philosophy: Reduce animal protein to 4 to 6 ounces per meal, curtail bad fats, restrict sodium, and shift the focus to whole grains, legumes, and fresh seasonal vegetables.

With his new way of eating he says “Ultimately, though, I don’t cook, eat, and exercise this way for the weight loss, but because I feel better and have more energy than ever in my life.” He also gets exercise.

In the British Journal of Sports Medicine it indicates that starting exercise later in life is far from futile. In fact, the study concluded that consistent physical activity, even just one hour a week, is associated with successful aging and a reduced risk of chronic disease, memory loss, and physical disability.

Gregory P. Fontana, MD, chairman of the Department of Cardiologists Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, adds, “There is no question that the initiation of exercise, even at advanced ageĀ  if it is cleared by a physician, has benefits. And not just for cardiovascular health. It also helps improve energy, mental processing, and mitigation of osteoporosis and degenerative diseases.

Wolfang says “having dinner with family and friends should be enjoyable, not about ‘don’t eat that’ or ‘don’t eat this.” When he and his wife, Gelila, dine, they share an entree and choose lots of vegetable side dishes. He many take a bit or two of dessert and then send the plate back, or order sorbet or fruit to top off a meal. he never deprives himself of wine (“If we don’t have wine with dinner, something is missing), and soft drinks are verboten.

Feeling fit and strong is Puck’s best motivator.


May your days be filled with good health, good friends, good food, and most of all; much love,

Dexter D Black



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