Keeping off extra pounds is a constant battle for most post-menopausal women. No matter what type of diet we follow – vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free – the challenge of warding off those unwanted pounds remains. The secret to overcoming this challenge lies in our daily habits and behaviors.
Despite about one-third of Americans being overweight, there’s no shortage of diet advice available, especially on the Internet. Some of it is just plain bad. Some of it is completely outrageous.
If there’s one thing that I have learned about losing weight after 60, it’s that staying in shape is a choice.
My conversations with hundreds of older women have taught me that, while it’s possible to be in the best shape of your life in your 60s or 70s, this won’t happen by accident.
What would you do if your efforts to feel positive were sabotaged by your husband? What if you had to choose between losing weight during menopause and losing the most important man in your life? Imagine the following situation…
“I have every self-help and diet book out there, and here I am, still 40 pounds overweight. Sometimes I lose weight and get all excited, only to sabotage myself and eat like a horse. What is wrong with me?”
If you could do just one thing to lose weight after 60 and keep it off, would you do it?
What if I told you that you wouldn’t have to give up carbs? Or sugar! You wouldn’t have to follow a diet, or count calories or even exercise daily. No special equipment, no all-you-can-eat-is-grapefruit games.
Over the years, I have discovered there are certain pieces of common sense that apply to our weight and overall health. And whether we lose or gain weight, there are also certain undeniable facts that we must acknowledge – unless we want to bury our heads in the sand, or have discovered the secret to Eternal Youth and still have the body we had when we were 18!
While your country’s Olympians are going for gold in Rio, now is the time to get yourself off the starting blocks. While you are watching the Olympics on the big screens, use the motivation to get your weight loss plan in action.
Here are my 4 action steps that all Olympic athletes follow to achieve their dreams, and you can incorporate these steps yourself.
In my recent article, I discussed 6 mindsets you have to overcome when trying to lose weight, and keep it off, in your sixties.
The comments by women in the Sixty and Me community showed a great interest in the vision, goal and action pointers. However, they were particularly interested in the very specific actions that could be taken.
If you are 60+ and still saying to yourself, “I should go on a diet” – guess what that means? It says that even though you know diets don’t work, you are still, at 60, trying to lose weight. At 60, haven’t we had enough of diets?