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I spoil myself with food and good wine – Kunle Afolayan

What can one find on your daily menu list?

As much as food is important, I still make sure that eating moderately is the order of the day.

Due to my tight schedule, I find it difficult have regular three square meal as it’s expected of an individual. But, if boxed into a corner, I do spaghetti and sauce garnished with lots of fishes.

I don’t have a special food. I eat anything that comes my way. But as much as possible, I make sure that my weekends are spent excellently. I spoil myself with wine and good food.

And what do you define as good food?

Foods that contain all that makes up a balanced diet.

And these are not the kind of stuff enjoyed by everyone but essentially, what supplies my body with good nutrients. Most importantly, my dinner must be well prepared. I appreciate any meal that goes with assorted meat and vegetable soup.

What was growing up like?

Kunle Afolayan

Talking about food, Kunle Afolayan is addicted to beans. I know all the rudiments and accompaniments required to cook a good meal of beans. I can eat beans with yam, dodo, garri, and bread.

Growing up was fun because I was getting beans at every corner. I remember there was a woman who was a specialist in the preparation of Ewa Agonyin (Togolese Beans). I enjoyed eating it with dodo and I don’t joke with it at all.

And because of the tasty nature of the meal, I took my time on daily basis to search for the place where it was best prepared. Beans for me then was the only food in existence. And I could do anything to have it because not only is it nutritious, it is also very palatable. I couldn’t trade it for anything else in the world then. .

Do you remember any pranks you played as a child to get beans at all cost?

Well, the only pranks I remember was sitting with a beans seller for hours.

Why?

The food wasn’t ready and I needed to eat before going to school, so, I had to sit with her until the food was finally cook.

And you were not late for school?

I got the school before my schoolmates. That’s my secret.

…And the metamorphosis from beans to spaghetti

I still eat beans but not on regular basis as I used to. Now, I eat the most available food on my table. Eating spaghetti makes me feel good especially if it’s well prepared.

Your exercise…

Doing exercise is a most for every individual. I have a regular walk and aerobics routine. Drinking…

I drink water on a daily basis. And if I want to spur myself a bit, I take wine but moderately

My Weekend Special

Why Exercise? Why Now?

Do you know how much you can save if you are exercising? Do you know that health related problem will be off the hook if you can indulge in exercising? Of course, exercise is more important than you might think Even if you are losing weight on a diet, you should start an exercise therapy.

Exercise helps with ease of movement, builds strong muscles, improves your posture, makes your joints more stable, decreases chronic pain and leads to better sleep patterns and emotional well-being.

It is never too late to start being more active and improve your health and maintain your weight.

Exercise reduces the risk for several diseases including heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, high blood pressure or hypertension, breast cancer, osteoporosis and colon cancer.

Many health problems can be attributed to lack of physical activity, including hypertension and Type II diabetes. Accordingly, there is a direct link between immune system function and exercise.

Starting point

If you are a man over 40, a woman over 50, or if you have been inactive for an extended period of time, consulting with your physician before embarking on a serious fitness rules is important.


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