6 Extremely Simple Ways To Lose Weight After 50

(It can be hard to lose weight after 50 years of age.

Age can certainly pose a threat when it comes to losing weight. We all must have noticed how the pounds are gained easily but losing them gets so hard as a person gets older in age. This is mainly because of the change in hormones, metabolism, the level of activity done by the body, and the way the body stores fat as it matures.

After you reach the age of 50, although you might feel like you are just 30, the truth is that there are numerous physiological forces that work behind the scenes and they impact the rate of weight loss to a great extent. This is mainly because there is a decrease in the muscle mass and an increase in the fat mass. Muscle helps in burning calories and fat is inactive in the scene of metabolism, which results in creeping up of weight although you are not eating more. However, this doesn’t mean that you must surrender to your weight loss goals after 50. Read on to learn about the 5 ridiculously simple tricks to lose weight after

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50.

1. Lift Weights

(Lifting weights help boost one’s metabolism, increase strength, and improve body function.)

It is not required for you to join a gym full of muscle-heads; just pick some weights wisely at home. Weight training helps incredibly as you lose muscle mass after 50. Physical inactivity can result in as much as 3 percent to 5 percent gain of weight each passing decade. This is why a well-structured course of weight training is necessary. It will not just help boost one’s metabolism after 50, but boost their strength and body function as well.

2. Have Fruits And Veggies

Fruits and veggies provide essential nutrients, keep the stomach full, and are less in calories.)

Make sure that you include a lot of valuable nutrients in your diet by consuming fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies are packed with essential vitamins and minerals and very less fat

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and calories compared to other foods. Include plenty of them in every meal and if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, choose to eat berries and melons. They have much lower calorie count than cakes and cookies, and won’t leave you feeling guilty as well.

3. Do Not Miss Breakfast

Having a healthy breakfast is very important

True that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you have a healthy and sumptuous breakfast, you set a healthy tone for the day as well. This habit also decreases your chances of overeating, helps you maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and also, boosts your energy.

4. Cook The Right Way

Start grilling, baking, and boiling food instead of sauteing or frying

Start finding healthier ways of cooking if you aren’t doing it right. You can opt for grilling, baking, and boiling rather than frying or sauteing as

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the previous ones are much healthier options. Olive oil, coconut oil, etc. might be healthy, but they are not low in calories. It has been found that 1 tablespoon of olive oil contains around 120 calories, so use them wisely.

5. Control Stress

(Constant dealing with stress inevitably makes one fat.

Keep a check on your stress levels as constantly dealing with stress inevitably makes one fat. It has been found that high levels of cortisol (stress) hormone are released into the bloodstream during times of stress and this increases the waist circumference and raises the body mass index as well.

6. Sleep Well

Get enough sleep to keep your weight in check

Get enough sleep if you aren’t getting it well. When you sleep badly, the hunger-regulating hormones ghrelin and leptin go out of control and make you overeat and also, crave for foods that are high in fat

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and calories. The body also misses signals from the brain that you are already full due to these hormones. Sleep deprivation also robs you of your energy and makes you feel lazy all through the next day, due to which you tend to eat more.

With these six simple steps in mind, you can easily start living a better life and keep a check on your body, helping it stay slim and healthy.