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Discover everything you need to know about women’s nutrition in this section devoted solely to woman’s issues. Topics covered include weight gain during menopause, and tips on how to detect and avoid breast cancer.

Weight Gain With Age


Getting older can mean a lot of things. As we age, we become more comfortable with our ideals, personality, and goals. We grow into the person we want to be with age. Unfortunately, getting older also means gaining weight. As we age, our bodies lose muscle and gain fat. This is a fact that many women find difficult to accept.

At this time in life, you should be most comfortable in your own skin. Regrettably, so many women become obsessed with the numbers on the scale they find it difficult to accept who they’ve become in adulthood. This is not the way aging should work. Experiencing life, making important decisions, gaining years of wisdom; these things should lead to confidence. Why let the numbers on the scale ruin the progress you’ve made in self-assurance over the past few decades?

The first issue that needs to be addressed when it comes to weight gain caused by aging is acceptance. If you accept who you are and why you really want to lose weight then you can start taking steps towards achieving your goals. If you want to lose weight because you no longer weigh what you did in your twenties, think again. Make peace with the fact that your body is changing and choose to lose the weight for your health— not to affect the numbers on the scale.

Once you’ve decided you want to get in better shape to improve your overall health, the next step is to take a deep breath. Significant life changes don’t happen overnight. In the same way that you didn’t wake up one day 15 years older and 15 pounds heavier, you also will not wake up one day 15 pounds lighter. Small steps and patience are the keys to weight loss.

If you attempt to alter your lifestyle too quickly or too drastically, you’ll set yourself up for failure. One of the top reasons dieting doesn’t work is because dieters try to deprive themselves of food in order to lose weight. If your body feels as though it’s being denied meals, it will hang on to body mass to ensure it doesn’t starve.

Instead of skipping meals or eating very small portions, simply cut back on calories and sodium. Eat more lean protein and fiber so you feel full without having to consume an entire plate of pasta. That way, you’re still eating and your body is satisfied but you’ve cut some of what you don’t need. A great way to be sure you’re getting the right nutrients without eating the wrong foods is to order a diet delivery service.

Fresh food diet delivery is becoming more and more popular with women looking to simply yet effectively lose excess weight. Programs like Bistro MD deliver doctor designed, chef-prepared meals to your home. Find a diet delivery services that provides low calorie, high protein meals daily. If diet delivery is something you’re seriously thinking about, opt for a company that delivers fresh, gourmet foods instead of powdered or freeze dried. You need to not only see results but also enjoy what you’re eating for a diet to work.

Written By bistroMD Team. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on January 10, 2013.


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