Why do you think people over 50 can’t lose weight like they once did? One top reason is the lack of movement. It takes double the time to do what we used to do to lose that five pounds. Today I’m sharing 5 Ways to Lose Weight After 50.
I hate the thought of people thinking we become more sedentary with age. I know some 60 years olds that don’t do that. However, I believe the majority over 50 are not active enough. I’ll be honest, I could be more active, and if I would, I know I’d drop a few pounds around my waist. But, being a blog writer, you’re pretty much sitting for hours on top of hours to get your work done. That’s, however, no excuse.
Top 5 Ways to Lose Weight After 50
If you eat the same thing and the same amount of food you did when you were in your forties, you will start to see weight gain. That makes sense. But that’s where I know I’m doing something right. Changing my food habits right after I turned 49 has helped tremendously with the way I feel and was the best thing I’ve ever done for my body. Gaining weight beyond recognition (face, tummy, neck) was not and is not my character. Plus, who feels good when they have packed on so many pounds. No one ever.
Eat more protein to lose weight
Not only should we eat more protein, but we need to spread protein throughout the day. Perhaps three protein servings a day from these protein-rich foods. For breakfast – yogurt and an egg, for lunch – cottage cheese and almonds, and for dinner – chicken with a large side of broccoli.
Get enough sleep
We all know that adequate sleep can help cure everyday ailments. Well, it can help us lose weight too. So be sure to get at least nine hours of sleep every night. AND, I’ve heard over and over again, that it’s best to go to bed at the same time every night – and that includes weekend.s
Practice better eating habits
Like I said above, you can not eat the amount of food you once ate a long time ago. Start eating healthier and stay away from those fast food chains. Try different things, but try to stay away from fad diets. My sweet momma was always on some sort of diet all her life – and nothing seemed to have worked for her. The decision to eat better or healthier is a lifestyle you have to become accustomed to. It will work, but it takes time to change old habits.
My doctor once told me, “that one bite can set you off.” Just one bite can take you over the edge. It’s that mindful eating attitude that we need to adapt to stay healthy. Most importantly, it’s how we feel in our skin. I don’t feel good at all when I overeat or when I eat too much wheat or sweets. So I try to either stay away or eat in moderation.
You know this is important, and you know you need to do it more. Check out some fitness clubs to join or take that hike you’ve put off. I heard on TV just this morning that in 2019 hiking is the new yoga. Everyone is headed outdoors for movement, nature, and of all things, Instagrammable photos too!
AARP went on to say, that we need to lift weights to lose weight. There’s nothing wrong with doing strength training at Curves for women, but I’m not about to go out and lift those heavyweights, that’s just my opinion. Men might want to though.
To me, the age here should be 60 and not 50, because the ’50s are the new 40’s. You’ve heard that, right? I’m way over 50, but I don’t feel it. Now that I’m pretty much over the menopause phase, I feel so good. But according to AARP, It’s 50.
Limit foods with little or no nutritional value
Easier said than done, I know. But we are grown up now, so we need to do mindful thinking when it comes to what we have in our pantry. If it’s not there, we won’t eat it. Choose more veggies! To eat healthier, have you ever tried a healthy food delivery service, like Sun Basket? It will help put you on the right track.
It’s really how you feel and what you are willing to do about it. Take it one day at a time, but at least consider these 5 ways to lose weight after 50 and I bet you will feel better in no time.
Source: AARP online
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