Last night, I had a conversation with a group of men and women going on diets starting next Monday!
It ended up being an eye-opener for a lot of the couples, especially the women … Have you ever tried to go on a diet with your guy and he loses weight within the first week and you don’t lose a pound? Or maybe you lose a pound or two and he loses 10? And you feel mad at him and worse than when you started?
I know how you feel. I used to think that if I cut a lot of calories and exercised more, the weight would come off just like it did for my guy. Now I know better after finally “getting it” and realizing that men carry more muscles on their bodies, which helps them have a faster and more efficient metabolic rate …
Are you telling yourself that you are “older now,” tired, and won’t ever have a firm and lean body again? Is sexy a word that describes other women? Younger women?
What if I told you that all of the
An endocrinologist just told my client that “as people get a bit older and gain weight, they should walk a little bit;” that a little weight gain is normal; and since she is past 50, appearance isn’t everything. He also said that “her numbers were normal” even though she has a list of symptoms that are not just from turning 50!
“Walk a little bit more,” was his only answer to her questions about weakness, weight gain, and fatigue! Let’s just say that she won’t be walking into his office any more! She walked into my gym and started getting stronger and
The New England Journal of Medicine, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Health Magazine, and Oxygen, all have posted articles saying that America’s favorite pastime, walking, is not enough.
Rather than cutting out too many calories, losing any muscle at all, and forcing your hormones to work against you, and ending up storing fat right before your eyes, take a look at some steps that can get you onto the path of wellness, fat loss, and energy.
1. Stop Counting Calories
Add more protein and vegetables. As we pass 30, our bodies start to decline. By 50, we can have lost over 20% of our muscle mass. That means more body fat and less strength … and the cycle creeps up faster. Just like our weight. Using a simple shift in your approach can have your body and metabolism acting younger and stronger, as the weight comes off.
2. Exercise Smarter
Stop doing endless cardio. Put some muscle on your frame to raise your resting metabolic rate.
This information might shock you since most of us will live to see our 70th
No wonder we get so weak and lose our balance. Statistics show that we spend the last 8 years of our lives either incapacitated and unable to care for ourselves or on 6–8 medicines or in a nursing home … or ALL OF THOSE. The thought to me is unbearable.
The great news is that age-related muscle loss and weight gain is preventable. The key is to being able to feel and look youthful, but more importantly, to age with less body fat while regaining strength and balance.
Forget trends and quick fixes to get stronger and lose that belly fat. More importantly, even if you love to walk, keep doing what you love, but add in weekly training and a tasty and healthy nutrition plan that preserves your precious muscle tissue and keeps you vital as you age. That is how you age proof your body!
That is how
3. Eat Foods Supporting Fat Loss And Muscle Sparing
Healthy fats and lean protein create a thermogenic effect and keep metabolic rate on high. Don’t wait another minute, day, or until “Monday”. For a proven plan that guides you to a more energized and youthful body, while SLOWING DOWNthe aging process.
By Guest Blogger: Dawn Sylvester, Fatloss Expert, Author and Speaker