In our younger years, we could get away with a so-so healthstyle and we always looked great (young). But as we age, our lifestyle matters to a greater and greater degree. In otherwords, we can't get away with anything because it will show up as fat, wrinkles, lack of energy or illness.
So you need to think in terms of maximizing nutrition (but not calories
). Ask yourself the following questions: 1) Am I eating empty calories? 2) Do I eat highly processed foods? 3) Do I drink fruit juice instead of eating fresh fruit? 4) Do I eat an excess of animal protein to the exclusion of vegetables? 5) Do I consume too much sodium? 6) Do I "brown" (or toast) certain foods? (this speeds up aging). 7) Do I get enough exercise? 8) Do I drink enough water? 9) Do I overeat?