It seems that after age 40 and especially in our 50s and 60s, most of us have to fight the battle of the bulge. It’s an increasing challenge as we get older for both men and women.
Our biggest issues are that as we age, we lose more muscle and that creates flab, like flabby arms, flabby thighs, a waistline bulge, and a big butt! We usually decrease our activity due to aches and pains and that in turn drops our metabolic rates.
Restricting exercise slows our metabolism, slowing down our fat loss, and so we gain pounds and our weight accumulates. So, before our eyes, we look and say, how did this happen to me? I have never weighed this much before! Here’s what to do about it.
6. Eat Fewer Calories
It’s common sense: eat less if you are exercising less. With a slower metabolism, our bodies will not need the same amount of food intake. Cutting 500 calories a day will help you lose weight. When you have less activity, you need to decrease the number of total calories. Try intermittent fasting, which may be an easy way to cut calories a few days a week.
5. Eat Better
All diets now recommend eating healthier choices, by increasing your intake of vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and complex carbohydrates. Choose foods with high-density nutrients, not empty calories. Eating less late at night is better for your digestion.