While sitting with a group of friends the subject of weight loss often comes up. If most of the group is over 50 it comes up even more often. Could this be because for most of us over 50 it is much easier to gain weight than to lose weight.
Yep, each year the jeans seem a little tighter. This is discouraging when you have said no to the donuts, ice cream, and even the chocolate chip cookies. You have tried to eat what you think is good for you yet the pounds add on rather than fall off.
So what is going on here. Why could we drop 10 pounds so easily when we were younger but now it is a chore to lose even 1 pound. Well, it seems that after we pass 30 our metabolism slows down. So by the time we turn 50 our bodies are burning close to 200 less calories a day. Now this is a big deal.
Guess what? Your metabolism slowing down is not the only change going on as we age. After 30, we start losing calorie burning muscle tissue. After 50, you may lose calorie burning muscle tissue at an even faster rate. All this together does not help any of us keep a slim waistline.
So what are we going to do? It is hard to stay motivated to exercise as a younger person so we can’t expect it to be any easier after 50. However, we need to exercise as well as watch what we eat. Ouch! Not what you wanted to hear.
So what if you do decide to exercise and eat healthier? Do you know what “healthy food” really is? Most of us don’t. All too often we fall for products that are suppose to be a good choice only to find out they are “junk food” in disguise. We would be amazed at the amount of money spent each year on so called healthy foods.
So it seems these days everyone thinks that carbs cause weight gain. While it is true we need to limit our daily intake of carbs lately some of us have heard there is a “new carb” being discussed. Supposedly it helps us burn fat. It is sometimes called resistant starch (RS). Just maybe researchers will learn more about this soon.
Often the more information we get the more confused we become. That is why you may want to do what many have already done. Go to WeightoWellness. The health care professionals there will be able tell you exactly what you need to do to shed those extra pounds. They will explain what you need to know about carbs, help you set up an exercise program, plan your meals, and choose your snacks. Plus you can know for sure when you get your healthy snacks and meals from them that they are indeed “healthy foods”.
No matter what your age, you can depend on WeightoWellness to guide you every step of the way to lose weight and become a “healthier you”. You will be encouraged and coached to stick to the program you help set for your journey. Call them today 205-994-2393