Weight Loss Over Age Forty

25 Dec
By Robert Ghering
Weight loss is a challenge at any age. But, after the age of forty women in particular have the added obstacle of having to overcome the hormonal changes in the body. Hormones have a definite impact on weight loss.

How much weight do you want to lose? Start by figuring out a healthy weight for your size and age. If you are not sure how much you should weigh, meet with a doctor or with a nutritionist. Your goal should be to lose one or two pounds a week. Losing weight at a faster pace is not a healthy solution.

He did have a number of recommendations and I’m going to share them here, in case there is still a female in this country that has not tuned into Dr. Oz’s show on a daily basis. He pointed out that after age 50 the body burns 200 calories a day less because of estrogen loss. As you age and your eggs “shrivel,” your body turns to your belly fat as a backup for storage of its estrogen. That being the case, you need to provide your body with an alternative source of estrogen. Dr. Oz recommends you grind up and eat two teaspoons of flax seeds daily to boost your estrogen.

Try introducing new healthy foods to your diet. If you do not get five fruits or vegetables a day, introducing more fruits and vegetables in your diet should be a priority. Go to the grocery store more often and look for fruits and vegetables that look appetizing. If you do not like a vegetable right away, try different ways to cook it. You should also try juicing so you can have a couple of glasses of juice a day to get your five portions of fruits and vegetables.

To combat the decrease of testosterone, Dr. Oz recommends a very high protein source – Roman Beans. He suggests building up the amount of these beans that you eat until you reach 2-3 cups a week. If you are concerned about that creating a problem with gas – a common occurrence when eating beans – simply increase the amount of beans you eat in small increments until you’ve reached your goal of 2-3 cups a week.

Salmon is a good idea also as it is rich in protein and Vitamin D (and let’s not forget those healthy Omeg-3 oils). Broccoli is helpful for the iron it provides, building up your red blood cells that in turn carry oxygen to your muscles.Finally, don’t underestimate the value of weight training – thirty minutes a week will help burn those calories and continue to do so even after the workout is over!

Work out twice a week to tone your body. You should start by developing your core muscles, for instance by doing some sit ups and some crunches. Once working out becomes easier, try exercising more frequently. Add some cardio exercises to your fitness workouts so you can burn a large amount of calories. Look for exercises you really enjoy so you look forward to working out. Join a gym if you need help with your fitness program.

When using weight loss supplements, be aware that most of the weight lost supplements sold today are not regulated by the FDA nor are they really very effective. If a weight control supplement product bears the seal of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) this means the product has been tested and approved for quality control.

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