It seems as you age, the pounds naturally creep up on you and the constant quest to lose weight becomes the focus for more and more women over 40. The 40 diet becomes the never ending talk of conversation with women over 40.
We can no longer fit into those cute little dresses because hormones have kicked in and made our boobs bigger.
Then there is the balance of trying to fit in exercise and making conscious choices in what we feed our family at mealtime. This is on top of the menopausal symptoms that make us seem constantly irritable mainly because we just don’t feel that great about ourselves. The younger version of ourselves seems long gone and we are in the search of a solution to this never ending problem.
Diet pills, fad diets, cutting carbs, fasting, yes we have done it all and it seems none of it really works for very long. Those pounds start to creep back up making it harder for us to combat this cycle of what has happened to our bodies.
The truth is that no woman is the really the same and we all have different metabolisms. It’s really not possible to weigh what we did in our 20s and still be as healthy when you are in your 40s and 50s. Yes our bodies are changing, but we must embrace the change and change our attitude towards what is beautiful, sexy and healthy for us.
We are all living longer and seeing many sexy, gorgeous women in their 40s, 50s and even 60s that are defying age and weight gains. The solution starts with a mind set and good habits. We must first make the time to take care of ourselves, meaning find out what really works for your body and metabolism. I think we know by now fad diets just don’t work and starvation is not a healthy option.
Good organic fruits and vegetables is the first step in changing things. Making sure you are eating the freshest more nutritious foods in moderation, along with some consistent form of exercise is truly the key.
There are many apps out there devoted to counting your calorie intake and helping you stay on track. Losing weight takes time and it means setting goals and staying on target. Sometimes, it’s not how much you weight, but really how healthy you look and feel.
That’s why making good healthy choices most of the time is a necessity. I don’t feel like you should deprive yourself of desserts or an occasional glass of wine, but remember everything in moderation.
So stop the dieting craziness and embrace the changes that are happening with a different mindset. Then set goals for yourself that can be little baby steps towards a healthier you first and foremost by making wiser choices in foods. Make sure you are eating organically and step it up with a bit of consistent exercise and see the difference it will make slowly.