Losing weight over fifty can happen if you stay focused and realize that it’s not going to happen as fast as it did when you were younger. Things have changed, namely your metabolism. It’s a harsh reality but you can get the scale moving down instead of up. Let me answer the top questions I see from my clients:
Your body starts slowing down by fifty. You’re losing muscle. You have less free time for personal care and you probably don’t have the energy you did when you were in your twenties. Combine that with a slower metabolism and eating habits that haven’t changed much in three decades and you have a recipe for weight gain that goes head to head with your best efforts to lose weight.
To lose weight over fifty you’ll need to balance how much energy you are putting out with how many calories you are taking in, improve the quality of what you eat, and make sure your hormones aren’t blocking your...
Who said eating healthy had to be bland and boring? Knowing the right herbs and spices to add to your cooking can give it loads of flavor and extra nutrients -- plus they can boost your metabolism to help you lose weight. Sounds like a win-win to me!
Here are some of the best herbs and spices to start working into your recipes to help you drop those extra pounds:
Turmeric contains the incredible curcumin antioxidant, and it serves as a warming spice. Warming spices increase your body heat which helps speed up metabolism. It’s easy to work into your meals for an added boost of healthy goodness. Sprinkle it into soups, stews, marinades, chicken, or even mix it into your scrambled eggs.
Interestingly, you’ll find cinnamon in many desserts, but all that sugar along with it doesn’t help. Try sprinkling cinnamon onto your oatmeal, in your coffee, on top of yogurt or sweet potatoes. It can balance your blood sugar and help you...
Even when you think you’re doing everything “right” — you could still be doing something that’s sabotaging your goals. With the slew of “diets” out there that leave us entirely confused, it can be hard to discern what the correct steps to take are to actually reach your health goals. I totally get it, it’s a difficult road to be on.
Start by taking an honest look at your habits, and digging a little deeper with these 5 reasons your scale might not be budging.
1. You’re not sleeping enough
We’ve said it before, and we’ll repeat it: you need sleep! If you don’t get enough sleep, you’re more prone to feeling hungry when you’re not and more likely to choose fattier options instead of more healthy ones when it’s time to eat. Even worse, lack of sleep affects how much cortisol your body produces which can contribute to weight fluctuations.
2. You have zero chill
Your stress level directly correlates...