Turning 30 years old was hard for me. The whole time I was 29 I kept thinking “next is 30!”
When my brother, who is 9 years older than me, turned 30, I remember thinking: “he is getting old!”
And now, it was going to be my turn.
(I’m sure that when I’m 60 or 70, I will wish that I was as young as 30 again, and will know that thinking that 30 is old was ludicrous)
When I told my coworker Connie how I felt about turning 30, she replied “age is just a number” so as to make me feel better.
She succeeded for a second.
This led me to think about the smart scale I have in my apartment, which when I weigh myself it also provides me further information such as my metabolic age.
That’s when it clicked!
I told myself “If my body is physically healthy then maybe Connie is right, age is just a number. On the inside I am actually younger!”
That inspired me to do some further research on how to live longer.
And I found the secret! Without further to do, here it is:
Reduce the number of calories you consume in a day.
I know it is not what you wanted to hear. It doesn’t sound fun at all!
But that is what researches have discovered.
According to recent research published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, the less our body works to breakdown the food we eat, the younger it will stay.
Ribosomes, which are the protein manufacturers in the cells, are highlighted. When ribosomes have to work hard, as in the case of high caloric consumption, aging accelerates.
Diets or lifestyles aside, our daily food intake has a lot to do with whether we are slowing or encouraging the aging process.
If you want to learn more about this topic, I encourage you to look up Dr. Valter Longo, who is the best-known expert on how to live longer.
The funny thing is that after learning this, I was more bummed about having to reduce my daily calorie intake than actually turning 30!
After all, we Americans love our food, so this is no small feat!