Tuesday, September 29, 2009

They just eat too much

Last week on Monday, the world’s oldest man, Mr. Walter Bruening of Great Falls, Montana, turned 113 years young. In an internet news article I read, Mr. Bruening shared his secrets to his long life including his diet secrets. The news article began with “So what does the world's oldest man eat? The answer is not much, at least not too much.”

Mr. Bruening eats just two meals a day and has done so for over 30 years. He gets up early every day and eats a big breakfast consisting of eggs, toast or pancakes. He also eats lots of fruit and drinks plenty of water. He enjoys a cup and a half of coffee for breakfast and a cup with lunch. Lunch is his final meal of the day and on Mr. Breuning’s 113th birthday it consisted of one of his favorites, a plate of liver and onions. He hasn’t eaten dinner (or supper as he calls it) since 1978.

His advice seems so simple yet so difficult for many of us to do. “I think you should push back from the table when you're still hungry,” said Mr. Breuning who also shared that he has been healthy all of his life and believes diet has a lot to do with it.

Pierini Fitness extends a belated happy birthday greeting to Mr. Walter Bruening, and thanks him for sharing his diet secrets. His explanation in the news article put into perspective why so many Americans are overweight. Mr. Bruening said “They just eat too much!”

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

1 comment:

Charles Long said...

He has truly "been there done that." It's hard to argue with it. Most of us have no will power for such a thing.

I will have to give a big thumbs down on his birthday dinner of liver and onions, though. YUK!!!