How to Look Young and Sexy

Elizabeth Somer explains how to use diet and lifestyle tips to get sexy

Look young and sexy with your diet
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Want to ramp up your sex-appeal? Almost every woman over a certain age wants to look young and sexy. Diet expert Elizabeth Somer can show you how. Somer is the author of several books, including Eat Your Way to Sexy, a saucy diet program designed to help you look younger and feel more passionate. I talked to her about the best way to change the way you look and feel.

How to Look Younger and Feel Sexier

I sat down with Elizabeth and asked her the questions that most women ask about how to look young and sexy.

She explained that her new program helps women turn around the aging process so that they have increased energy, a better libido, younger looking skin and a tighter body.

Malia Frey: How does this program help women to feel more sexy? 

Elizabeth Somer: Feeling sexy is all about circuitry and circulation. It's about having oxygen-rich blood and clean vessels and having a fine-tuned brain that sends sexy messages throughout the body. That sexy circulation is entirely based on the foods that you eat. In Eat Your Way to Sexy you learn to eat the right foods to get your blood pumping. You feel more energetic, more passionate and sexier.

Malia Frey:  What are the most important foods on this diet that can help women feel more sexy? 

Elizabeth Somer: Eating to feel sexy is really about your lifestyle more than any one specific food. To feel more sexy and energetic you need to eat a healthy diet and move more often.  I have two basic rules about healthy eating and lifestyle:

1. Aim for a diet where 75% of the time you eat foods that are authentic and unprocessed. These are foods without a label; plain foods, like lean proteins, fruits and vegetables. Then 25% of the time you fill in with less healthy processed foods.

2. You've got to move. Exercise is essential to living a sexy life.

Malia Frey:  What are the first steps someone can take to feel younger and sexier?

Elizabeth Somer: There are three habits that anyone can use to get started.

  1. Clean out your kitchen. Get rid of all the junk food. Throw away the Pop Tarts, the chips and all of the processed food. Then restock your refrigerator and pantry with foods from the Eat Your Way to Sexy grocery shopping list. This will help to 'fuel your sexy.'

    In addition, bring healthy sexy foods with you so that you are not tempted to eat fast foods or processed foods from vending machines. Pack healthy snacks and take them with you on the road.

  2. Double your intake of colorful fruits and vegetables. That means that you eat at least two servings at every meal and at least one at every snack. And be honest about what you are really eating. If you make this simple change, you'd be surprised at the results! I've had clients lose up to 30 pounds by making this one simple change.
  3. Start taking an omega-3, DHA supplement. Most people don't eat the two servings of fish per week that are needed to get enough of this important fatty acid. So you want to be sure to take at least 220 milligrams of DHA. Some researchers have even suggested that up to 900 milligrams might be even better. And if you are a vegetarian, there is now a supplement called Ovega-3 DHA + EPA. It's perfect for people who cannot consume fish oil.

    Malia Frey: At what age should we start to take steps to look younger and sexier?

    Elizabeth Somer: The aging process actually starts in our teens, much earlier than most people think. So the sooner you start eating well, the better. But on the flip side, it's also never too late to start. Good eating and exercise habits can prevent, and in some cases reverse, the signs of aging, no matter when you start.

    Malia Frey:  Can a sexy diet be adapted so that the whole family can eat the same foods?

    Elizabeth Somer: Of course! It's important that we, as parents, model good behavior for our kids. We can't expect kids to eat carrots if we are eating potato chips. Eat Your Way to Sexy is really about eating healthy foods. It can be tweaked and adjusted to meet the family's needs.

    For example, if the kids like macaroni and cheese, but you are trying to increase your intake of whole grains, then use ½ of the pasta that the kids are used to and ½ whole-wheat pasta. That way, everyone benefits from eating better.

    Malia Frey: Can you eat your way to sexy on a budget?

    Elizabeth Somer:  You can save money on this diet! If you think about it and weigh all of the costs, fast food is more expensive than healthy food. Having said that, there are still other ways to save money when you shop for healthy foods.

    • Buy in bulk, rather than individually packaged foods
    • Lean on lentils, they are great for your body
    • Stock up on healthy foods when they are on sale
    • Split bulk items with friends
    • Buy fresh fruits and vegetables in season

    Eat Your Way to Sexy is available online and in bookstores. The book is packed with short and long term goals, recipes, quizzes and a healthy shopping list.  If you don't have time to read the book from cover to cover, Somer suggests putting it on your nightstand and reading 2-3 paragraphs or even a short chapter each day. "It's important to be reminded about good habits every day, she says. "It helps us to remember and acknowledge the benefits."

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