Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous !!! Pamela Bonita Jacobs, Age 54 (She lives around the corner from the Fountain of Youth)

"Coconut Oil is my secret weapon for my youthful look"
             –Pamela Bonita Jacobs 

With her clear skin, enviable figure, and thick, dark hair, Pamela Jacobs, in Leeds, England, looks every inch the "yummy mummy".

But while she might look like someone in her late twenties or early thirties, Mrs Jacobs is 54 [in 2017], and has a 22-year-old son.

Much to her son's horror, she also gets attention from younger men, and embarrassingly, has been mistaken for his girlfriend in the past.

(below) 21 year old Univ. of Nottingham, England grad, Marley Jacobs-Saddler with his date?   WRONG, with his 53 year old mother, Pamela!!!

"A while ago someone my son knows thought I was his girlfriend," Pamela chuckles. "And some people I know have thought the same in reverse."

But, her son Marley, need not worry about her dating any of his friends because Mrs Jacobs, who is currently single after marrying and divorcing in her twenties……

…….says she has no intention of dating a younger man.

"It's flattering but I prefer men of a similar age to me," she explains….

…pointing out that a 21-year-old son "puts that [dating a twenty-something] into perspective".

Despite her youthful looks, Mrs Jacobs, says she is starting to notice some signs of ageing such as being more tired than before. 

Nevertheless, she continues to do a weekly body conditioning class and eats a healthy diet packed with leafy greens and coconut oil, crediting the latter with her glowing complexion.

"I'm a big coconut oil lover," she explains. "My mother used it on our hair and skin when we were younger and I've carried on."

"I use coconut oil for cooking, in coffee, for removing make-up, for hair treatments and on my body twice a day as a moisturiser."

Other tips include avoiding chemicals wherever possible and using Pink Himalayan Salt in the bath once a week to help banish toxins.

Regular body brushing and lavish application of coconut oil keeps her skin soft, as does an overnight mask once a week.

Pamela, who is of South Asian origin, now living in England, eats a super-healthy diet based largely on vegetables and topped up with good proteins such as salmon.

Pamela eats a daily handful of almonds and eats a vegetable-based diet.

Many of the dishes she makes are Asian and are spiced up with ginger, cumin and turmeric, among others, which she says act a bit like food supplements in terms of the health benefits.

Breakfast is usually an organic boiled egg served with gluten-free toast or organic oatcakes and coconut yoghurt with fresh berries and nuts.

To finish off the meal, she has a glass of coconut water with added liquid iron, which she says is key for stopping her iron levels plummeting as she ages.

Lunch comes in the shape of a salad prepared at home in the morning and usually contains a mixture…

….of organic spinach, kale, rocket, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, red peppers, advocado, beansprouts and sauerkraut [pickled cabbage].

Fresh basil and coriander add flavor while pumpkin and sunflower seeds add crunch.

"For protein I’ll add some salmon,   eggs or chicken, and dress the salad with organic olive oil and lemon juice," she adds. "I also add cayenne pepper and lots of black pepper."

Dinner is equally healthy and usually consists of a portion of organic chicken, oily fish or a lamb steak served with a "mountain of vegetables" – broccoli and courgettes are favorites.

She also eats a daily handful of almonds, snacks on celery and houmus and limits her coffee intake to one a day.

Most of what she eats is organic and she drinks water throughout the day, usually flavored with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

She avoids wheat products such as bread and pasta because of the bloating they cause and doesn't eat fruit because of the high sugar content but says everything else is allowed.

"I follow the 80/20 rule," she reveals……

"….80 per cent eating well and 20 per cent sneaking in the odd pudding, a little alcohol or organic dark chocolate."

For exercise, Pamela does a body conditioning class once a week and follows that with a fitness yoga session immediately afterwards.

While at the gym, she uses the sauna and steam room and does a whole body exfoliation. She also uses the time to use a hair mask.

"I’ll go in the sauna for 10 minutes then have a freezing cold shower until the water stops," she adds.

"I love it – it makes me so feel invigorated and I’m convinced it has helped to tone my skin. Then I will have 10 minutes in the steam and repeat the cold shower."

Pamela moisturizes her body with coconut oil twice a day and says it keeps her skin 'incredibly soft and nourished'. She also uses a body brush before showering and prefers paraben-free shower gel.

Once a week, she detoxes by soaking in a bath topped up with Pink Himalayan Salt Crystals and scrubs her feet each day while showering.

Ultimately, Mrs Jacobs says looking young is all about outlook and says nothing beats a big smile when it comes to knocking 10 years off. "I think the secret of eternal youth is to smile every day," she says.

"The best thing about looking young is that it makes me feel good and gives me confidence".

"I’m not perfect and have flaws like everyone else, but I am grateful for what I do have."
–Pamela Bonita Jacobs

"She lives around the corner from the Fountain of Youth"
(
from a song by Michael Franks)

Text of this article taken from an article I ran across on DailyMail.com.uk
Photos taken mostly from Pamela Bonita Jacobs' Facebook Page

 

~stay healthy~

 

The rest of my "Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous" crew below!!!!

 

Rachel True, Age 51, Actress, Nutritionist   

Babette Davis, Vegan Chef, Vegan Nutritionist, Age 67!!!

 

Adrienne Galloway, Age 52, Wellness Coach                                      Stephanie Person, Age 50, Nutrition Coach

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Wendy Ida, Age 62, (That's no typo, I did say  62!!!)                  A.J. Johnson, Actress turned Wellness Coach, Age 53 !!!

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Gervel Sampson, age 55 !!!                                                      Tosca Reno, Nutritionist and Wellness Author, Age 55!!!

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Solange Frazao, Age 53, Fitness Trainer!!!                                     Barbara Server, Age 54!!!

 

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