“If I eat the right things now, I’ll be able to enjoy my retirement later!”

 

Yesenia Pena, Patient Financial Advisor, NewYork-Presbyterian

After a battle with thyroid cancer, Yesenia Pena made simple changes to her diet, replacing red meat, pork and white rice with grilled salmon or chicken breast. She soon began losing weight and feeling more energetic and confident. “People see me post pictures of my dinner and ask for my recipe,” she says. “They know it’s important to eat healthy too!” Yesenia’s doctor was happy to learn about the changes and recommended she see a nutritionist as well—which she intends to do.

I want to stay healthy as I grow older. If I eat the right things now, I’ll be able to enjoy my retirement later!