Best Way To Lose Weight and Banish Middle Aged Spread
We reach 35 or 40 years old and suddenly the weight we could shed so easily a year or two ago just won’t budge! What’s going on and what is the best way to lose weight now? Well girls I am sorry to tell you that losing weight gets harder every year after 35. You have heard of middle aged spread haven’t you?
Well it’s real and there are several reasons for it.
- You begin to lose muscle mass. It is estimated that for each year over the age of 35 a woman loses 1% of her muscle. Without that muscle her metabolism slows down because muscle burns fat.
- You most stop moving about so much. You might be walking more slowly, taking the car more often or no longer playing any sport.
- You carry on eating as much as you always have. If you are a Mom this probably includes the children’s leftovers!
It isn’t hard to see why you are getting rounder is it? So you can see now that the best way to lose weight in middle age is to attack the problems. That is you must start to move more and eat less. It isn’t hard to understand is it? We don’t really need endless new diet plans to work this out.
There are a couple more things that you need to know however. First you need to do strength training exercise in order to hold onto the muscle you have and even to grow it a bit. This muscle burns fat like a furnace and means you need not eat like a sparrow. The best way to do this is to join a gym. If you can’t do that there are plenty of DVD strength training exercises that you can do at home.
The second thing to know is that the best way to lose weight is to give up eating animal products. Sorry but it really is the truth and you need to know that. Animal products are full of fat. Fat as its name implies is fattening. Dr. Atkins was wrong about that. Fat gives you 9 calories for every gram. It doesn’t need to do anything to just hide itself away in your fat cells.Move it!
Carbohydrates and proteins on the other hand provide only 4 calories per gram. Some of that is used up in the digestive process and some is excreted as insoluble fiber.
It is simple common sense to work out that fat should be kept to a minimum. Dr. Esseltyn who is a heart specialist recently in the news for helping Bill Clinton to lose at least 20 lbs of fat, says to be healthy less than 10% of your diet should be fat. This will keep you slim and also will prevent you from having a heart attack.
Eating a completely plant based diet is the best way to lose weight. You will still need to avid fat as much as possible. Don’t pig out on soy ice cream or nuts or chocolate for that matter. Be sensible and see the weight fall off. Do this now because when you get past 50 it becomes even harder to get rid of excess weight.