“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?
As I was getting off the digital scale in our bathroom the other day, my wife entered, a bemused look on her face.
In people’s younger years, they may have been coasting along, looking after themselves and maintaining a healthy body weight. Then they turned 50. All of a sudden, they find fat is being added to their body parts they never had to worry about before.
No dictionary reference needed here.
Be it belly fat, pot belly, jelly belly or bane in your life fat, belly fat is not fun to have, especially if you eat well and exercise.
If you ask most people which companies are qualified to solve the problem of obesity in older adults, Nestle would probably not be at the top of the list. After all, Nestle is the company behind such iconic chocolate brands as Kit Kat, Butterfinger, Aero and Crunch.
In fairness, Nestle is a big company with a range of products, including many healthy options. But, the question remains, when it comes to weight-loss, do they have anything important to say?