Are you sick and tired of those fad diets that seem to work for a while only to let you down in the end? The problem with most diets is they just don’t have the staying power. Stop the yo-yo effect and strive to reach sustainable weight loss goals.
If you are a woman in your 40s or 50s, a slowing metabolism can prevent you from keeping the weight off. Lower metabolism is also the responsible culprit that makes it harder to lose the weight in the first place. So, how can you go about reaching your weight loss goals and staying there?
Weight Loss Goals that Make Sense
There is no secret trick to long-term weight loss. It’s actually very simple. When you’re ready to buckle down and get serious about your health, you’ve already done the hard part. Committing to a lifetime of healthy choices is the only way to lose weight and keep the weight off. Once we tell ourselves this, and believe it, we’re that much closer to reaching our attainable and sustainable weight loss goals.
As we age, our metabolism begins to slow. This makes it harder for our bodies to burn the calories we consume. Harder, but certainly not impossible. By putting aside the wrong foods and eating the right ones, we can enact real change. We can slowly begin to teach our bodies we’re now in the business of boosting our metabolism.
Best Diet for Sustained Weight Loss
So, what are the right and wrong foods? And, what is the best diet for sustained weight loss? There are simple answers to these questions.
We know, just by being alive for decades, that processed food is bad for us. That goes doubly when we reach middle age. Wherever you can cut processed foods from your diet, do it. Replace those empty calories with fruits and vegetables. Chicken or fish for dinner is always an excellent choice as they are high in protein. So too are beans and legumes, lean meats, non-fat dairy, nuts, and seeds.
Seeds? Sure, why not? Flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds—eat all the seeds! They are rich in vitamins and minerals like fiber, vitamin A, magnesium, iron, and folic acid. All these are excellent for boosting your metabolism.
By eating the right foods, your body will appreciate it and respond accordingly. You’ll marvel at how the pounds drop away and, more importantly, stay gone! But, don’t overdo it. Remember to start slowly, and incorporate these foods over time. In the Metabolism Reboot, we teach you how to do this. And, there’s no restriction involved.
Other Things to Do for Long Term Weight Loss
No matter how much you’ve changed your diet, you can still take other, relatively easy steps toward sustaining that weight loss.
Drink lots of water and get a good night’s sleep—every night, if possible. The body needs hydration and lots of it, especially before, during, and after exercising. And though light to moderate cardiovascular exercises isn’t required for sustainable weight loss, light walking certainly has its benefits.
Try to keep your mind focused, fresh, and active. Meet with friends and family on a regular basis, and if you’re comfortable doing so, share your goals and achievements with your loved ones. Treat your body exactly as you want to be treated. Because it’s yours. It’s you. You’ve got this.
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