As we get older our changing bodies and our changing environment are the signs that we as well must change how we look after ourselves. How many diets have you been on over the years and never seen results or put the weight back on with in months of losing it. By now most of us have ditched junk food, have fruits in the fridge, thrown out everything that’s white, only drink diet soda, and bought a daily vitamins. So why are you still having a problem maintaining your weight, having mood swings, feeling lethargic?
Its time to get rid of the diet books. Going on and off different diets can make your body less effective at burning calories. We have trained our bodies to store our food instead of burn it. Low calorie diets can lead to muscle loss making it harder to get the exercise level you need. This makes you fatter each time making it less likely to eat a regular calorie diet without gaining weight.
We need to up our fibre, eat disease reducing antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables, muscle protecting protein, bone saving dairy products or fortified soy milk, vitamin, mineral and antioxidant rich whole grains and heart healthy fats as we age.
What we put into our tanks has a huge affect on our long term health. So does how we incorporate fitness and how we manage stress.
Over forty year old women know all about dieting. Most of us could write books on the topic. We need to be eating a balanced diet that will provide our changing bodies with the nutrients it needs.
No secret codes, no impossible rules, no earth shaking eat this don’t eat that kind of plan.