You don’t have a built-in age clock, so stop fabricating one.
With age, our muscles do deteriorate. However, you can build muscle even when you’re 90 with simple weight training exercises.3 So, don’t think you can’t. You are biologically wired so that you can.
Water burns fat and suppresses hunger. Period.
Drink plenty of water. Water boosts metabolism in fat tissue and helps you feel full.4 When your kidneys don’t get enough water to flush out toxins, your liver takes over. Your liver is your primary fat-burning organ. Do you really want it dividing its attention?
Restrict politeness to 3 bites.
When you are a victim to peer pressure or social etiquette, you may be put in quite sticky situations
where you have to comply and engulf a giant red velvet cupcake. When offered calorie-laden food, take 3 small bites to appease. Throw the rest away (artfully).
Recognize the point when you’re full, when you’re unreasonably binge craving, and when you’re really thirsty instead of hungry. If you do feel hungry between meals, binge on healthy snacks.
Stay active every day.
Just because you can’t snug in a 30-minute workout or a 10 mile run into
your day, doesn’t mean you have to let that day pass being inactive. Think simple steps–take the stairs, park away from your office so you have to walk, and maybe even ridiculously chase a butterfly in the park (whatever works for you).
Surround yourself with optimists. This is a great way to humanize your reward system (think: compliments and motivation) instead of depending on cheat meals or days. Implement the mindset change within, too.