THE BATTLE OF AGE AND WEIGHT LOSS

Losing weight for the past few years has been a difficult thing to do. Gone are the days that I could eat a candy bar and work it off by dancing the night away. I'm optimistic this go around that I will be able to reach my goals with healthy eating and exercise plus the extra's like stress relief....Like taking the right vitamin combinations. etc.Here's what the experts say about losing weight at 48 to 60.

FOOD DOES MATTER

The basics of calorie deficit still apply. Consume fewer calories than you burn everyday. The difference at 48 is the choice in foods matters greatly. We need adaquate nutrition, especially calcium for strong bones. It's recommended to talk with your physician about the right calorie count for you, and a combination of lean protiens, whole grains, veggies, low fat dairy products, healthy fats and fruits.

VIGOROUS EXERCISE FOR 150 MINUTES EACH WEEK MINIMUM

The Center For Disease Control recommends that you get at least 150 minutes of vigorous exercise or 300 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. If you want to lose weight? You need even more than that. SO if you've been doing less, you need to up it. Make exercise a part of your daily life. A BIG PART. Jogging, brisk walking, cycling, dancing, or aerobics can really get your heart pumping. You can do it! Work your way into it.

LIFTING WEIGHTS GIVES YOU A BIG BOOST

If you need to kickstart your metabolism, lifting weights can help you reach your goals. At 48, we're lucky because most of us will have no restrictions but always double check with your doctor.  Bench Press, Bicep curls, tricep press, squats, lunges, and many more.

DECREASE STRESS

This is tough right? Trying to raise kids...go to work...cook supper...get your exercise win...and try to stay stree free? What? Yoga decreases stress, burn calories, and increase flexibility. Do this once or twice a week.