Image

Losing Weight After 60

Like many women, I have learned the hard way that losing weight after 60 is tricky. This doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. But, it does mean that it requires a solid commitment to exercise, healthy eating and stress relief.

1 Tip to Minimize the “Balloon Butt” While Honoring Our Older Bodies
5 months ago

1 Tip to Minimize the “Balloon Butt” While Honoring Our Older Bodies

Women seem far ahead of men in understanding the detriments of ‘body shaming.’ At least we, as a culture, have come to realize that the Barbie doll resembles reality in very few ways. Read More

How I Lost Weight on My Cruise
5 months ago

How I Lost Weight on My Cruise

All you ever hear from people is how much weight they gained during their cruise. “The food was so good,” they groan. They ate like crazy and now they have to diet.

Well, I’m here to report that I went on a cruise and lost weight. Hah! Read More

How Do You Fight the Burden of Body Shame Society Places on Older Women?
5 months ago

How Do You Fight the Burden of Body Shame Society Places on Older Women?

Imagine this scene: You are at your favorite clothes’ shop with your best friend, trying on dresses. Your friend comes out of the dressing room looking lovely in a colorful dress that suits her bubbly personality. Read More

4 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat After Menopause
5 months ago

4 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat After Menopause

It strikes without warning. One day you’re strolling along, thinking you’re finally getting the hang of this thing called ‘life,’ when – BAM! – it hits you as you try to zip up your pants. It’s a reminder that you are not yet done with every challenge.

Can you guess what ‘it’ is? Yup: belly fat. Read More

Shed 10 Pounds in 10 Minutes? What to Do if You’re Struggling to Lose Weight After 60
5 months ago

Shed 10 Pounds in 10 Minutes? What to Do if You’re Struggling to Lose Weight After 60

Sounds impossible, right?! Wrong! It’s very possible. Let me explain …

As we grow older and our body takes on different forms and dimensions (we become shape shifters), we may continue to dress as we always have, not realising it just doesn’t work anymore. Read More

How a Low Functioning Thyroid Can Lead to Weight Gain After 50
5 months ago

How a Low Functioning Thyroid Can Lead to Weight Gain After 50

In a previous article I discussed the effects of estrogen on your body and subsequent weight gain. Then I followed with a discussion on cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. Read More

11 Small-Step Ideas for Healthy Weight Loss After 60
5 months ago

11 Small-Step Ideas for Healthy Weight Loss After 60

No matter our age, it’s hard not to think about how 5 or 10 fewer pounds might make us happy. It can mean the difference in a dress size. It can be a boost to self-esteem. Read More

9 Behavior Patterns of Healthy Senior Weight Loss: Forget Diets, Think Behavior!
6 months ago

9 Behavior Patterns of Healthy Senior Weight Loss: Forget Diets, Think Behavior!

“Thin behavior” has fascinated me for years. I just don’t get it. I don’t mean the kind of behavior where skinny kids squeezed through fence slats in the alley, or where my teenaged friends stretched thin, nubile bodies on the beach at Shady Oak Lake as I huddled on my towel. Read More

3 Critical Steps to Overcoming Emotional Eating After 60
6 months ago

3 Critical Steps to Overcoming Emotional Eating After 60

I think we would all agree that eating well is key to health and a healthy weight. But getting to the eating well part isn’t just about the food. If it were, we would have far fewer overweight people today. Read More

Senior Weight Loss 101: What Is the Microbiome Diet?
6 months ago

Senior Weight Loss 101: What Is the Microbiome Diet?

Our oldest daughter gave us a very special gift this past Christmas: two round trip tickets from Arizona to Minneapolis so we could spend four days after Christmas with her family. Read More