Fighting Fat after Forty

Fighting fat after forty is always considered as a form of struggle by many people. Be it the decreasing energy levels or the hormonal changes that takes place in the body during this period can contribute towards the feeling that weight loss is a humongous task. At times, people are not committed enough to induce lifestyle changes at this phase of their lives, and they tend to shy away from any sort of weight loss plans. Therefore many people rely on instant weight loss plans in order to lose weight rapidly, but this cannot be considered as a long term solution. It has been found that there is strong connection between sleep and weight gain. There are hormones which are produced in people who experience a disturbed sleep pattern and these hormones have the ability to induce hunger. So it is not uncommon to experience hunger with disturbed sleep pattern and most of the people find solace in junk foods. Therefore it is very important you have proper sleep during the night, so that all the food cravings can be kept at bay.

Eating the right foods after the age of forty is the key to weight loss, and one should aim at eating food which makes them feel full and at the same time are healthy as well. Oats is one such food, which can reduce your cholesterol level and are extremely healthy. Fiber rich foods can be consumed about half an hour before having your meal so that overeating is avoided. It is quite important to lose weight gradually instead of falling prey instant weight loss plans, as it is very unhealthy. Hence it is important to have food in accordance to the calories that you can actually burn. Be it your diet plan or exercise regime, changes should be introduced gradually, because the body might not adapt well to quick changes.

A recent study has proved that people who have breakfast are less susceptible to put on weight. Having your breakfast at the right time, is one of the easiest ways to keep a check on your weight. A healthy breakfast can keep the body’s metabolism active and it can also provide you with a lot of energy to sustain throughout the day. It is necessary to remain motivated for fighting fat after forty because the body becomes used a certain kind of lifestyle and sheer determination can help you to remain focused on losing weight.


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There are so many diet guru's on the net and T.V. it boggles the mind. Face it, what works for one pesorn doent work for the next, you have to find your own happy little median and stick to it.I recently had heart surgery and was told i needed to lose weight, I have lost 20 lbs, in 3 weeks. No matter what diet plan you use the key is going to be in cutting calories I dont know if this will work for you but it is what works for me. I get out of bed at 4:00 a.m and drink a cup of coffey with non diary creamer and splenda then around 6:30 or 7:00 I eat 1 cup of oat bran with splenda and as little milk as possible. around 11:30 or 12:00 I eat a tuna sandwhich (no mayonase) made with salad dressing and a little pickle relish. at 4:00 I eat a microwavable dinner, I like Michelina dinners, they are usualy only 300 to 350 calories. I try not to eat after that but lets face it, some times you have to have a snack so when i do, i usualy eat a few carrots or celery with some salad dressing or the occasional apple.I also take multi vitamins every day to make sure my body is getting enough vitamins. Below is a menu i go with:MondayBreakfast,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 1cup of oat branLunch,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Tuna sandwhichSupper,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Michelina dinnerTuesdayBreakfast,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 1/2 cup oatmeallunch,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Tomatoe sandwhich celery or carrotsSupper,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Michelina DinnerWednesdayBreakfast,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 1 boiled egg and 1 piece of whole grain toastLunch,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Tuna sanwhich appleSupper,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, a small amount of cheese and salad dressing with 1 ounce of baked skinless chicken breast.I alternate this menu over and over occasionaly eating fish instead of chicken. If you drink soda then cut down to 1 to 3 cans in a seven day period the less the better, try to drink at least a half gallon of water a day and maybe tea sweetened with splenda. You also need to cut out most meats which includes hot dogs balogna, treat meat, bacon, sausage etc, etc.Its hard but after 2 or 3 days you will get used to it and when you see the first 10 or 15 pounds gone you will be glad you did it,Good luck
by Nila     28-May-2012

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