Fasting, Weight Loss And Menopause?
So, you’ve finally decided it’s time to make a change and start down the path of weight loss. Two years ago I went to a registered nutritionist who saw me once (for $300) and then gave me a protein powder diet and made weekly appointments for me to come and see her assistant (the girl who worked at the frozen yogurt counter in her storefront.) I lost weight (as I always do), but as soon as the diet was over I had not learned how to eat right so I went back to my old habits and gained all of the weight back plus some.
Her program addressed insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome and the difficulty losing weight with these conditions. Once you acknowledge you’ve got a tougher time ahead of you because of your age and hormonal challenges, it is time to thoroughly assess your diet. Support groups for people with similar concerns are extremely helpful during periods of change, including maintaining and reducing your weight loss.
Remember, unless you buy or cook it you’ll have a hard time eating it. Proceed through your kitchen and give away any food that you have eliminated from your diet so that you are in a positive environment where all you can do is succeed.
As one plan, the National Institute on Aging recommends people over 50 get 1/2 to 2 1/2 cups of fruit daily, 2 to 3 3 1/2 cups of vegetables, 5 to 10 ounces of grains, 5 to 7 ounces of lean protein, 3 cups of fat-free or low-fat dairy and 5 to 8 teaspoons of healthy oils.
I have just come back from holiday where I managed to maintain my weight and am now back on 5:2 though it’s too early to tell whether it’s working again. There may have been the right time when you could muscle out a few hard-core weeks of exercise and diet, but that same level of willpower might not exactly be ever again as simple to come by. One of the primary common denominators among persons who lost over 50 pounds is each of them switched to drinking predominantly water. I worry for all those that say … Well it’s age … gettin’ old … can’t do anything about my weight or my pains and aches!!!!” THAT DRIVES ME NUTS!!!! You have to stay inside your TDE, something you should recalculate each right time you lose weight.
In a recent study , scientists from the Department of Exercise Science and the University of South Carolina, investigated the lives of 5,000 Americans, aged 20 to 70. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, they examined details about the subject’s diet, body mass index and weight.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 estimates that women over age 50 need 1,600 to 2,200 calories each day to maintain a sound body weight, according to their activity level. Persons moving into California wouldn’t find out to weight 20 pounds less using current research based nutrition assessment tools.