Frustrated with being overweight? I can understand. It seems like you’ve done everything, tried diet after diet, and you still don’t lose weight. If anything, you gain. And the older you get, the harder it is to lose the weight.
When I was a teenager, my wise dad told me, “Honey, you’ll have to watch your weight for the rest of your life.” At the time, I didn’t fully understand what that bit of wisdom fully entailed. Now, in my fifties, I get it.
In my twenties, I exercised in aerobic classes, dieted, and got the weight off when I worked at it. The thirties were pretty much the same except that I replaced aerobics with walking for fitness. Even in my forties, I kept trying to get fit. It became a little more difficult to keep the weight off, especially when I sat at a computer all the time. I continued to struggle throughout the twenties, thirties, forties and, now, fifties – and still am watching my weight!
So, yes, I know how you feel. It seems like you’re eating okay. At least, you don’t think you’re overeating. Then you start measuring your food.
Does it make that much a difference if you don’t measure your food? Yes!
Years ago, while on Weight Watchers, I started measuring my food. I lost weight. I stopped measuring what I ate and gained weight back.
Do sweet or salty snacks tempt you the most? Whether sugary or savory, moderation and eating proper nutrition will help you reach your desired weight.
Like to eat a little something sweet after dinner, like one or two cookies? A cup of ice cream? You might feel that those little nighttime snacks are not hurting you. It’s not like you’re gorging yourself with two or three servings or anything. Right?
Every slice of bread, cookie, ice cream serving, and added carb and extra calorie can affect weight control. Carefully monitor what and how much you are eating every day. If you don’t, what seems like not overeating to you may, in reality, be way more than you realize.
When I started using Beachbody’s 21-Day Fix program, amazing changes began happening. Healthy nutrients combined with workouts showed me that getting fit over 50 is doable.
If you are over 50 (or not) and want to get fit in 2017, you can do it! Fitness is reachable when you include a daily workout plan along with monitoring food intake. Accountability helps, too.
Start your own 2017 fitness journey. You’ve got the whole year ahead of you. You can do this.