Best Ways To Lose Weight Over 50

Posted: February 20, 2019 in Blog, Fitness, Tip
Herbal one goes over the best ways to lose weight over 50 in today's blog post

What the heck happens when you hit 50?! Sure, there are lots of hormonal changes, menopause and what not, but it seems like they all end up in weight gain. Regardless of what the cause, many women find that its more difficult to maintain a healthy weight as they age. And that’s why we’ve put together the list below of the best ways to lose weight over 50 years old.

3 of the Best Weight Loss Tips for Over 50s

If you’ve been an avid reader of the Herbal One blog (and who isn’t, right?), you’ll already have a good idea of where the tips below will go. Healthy eating habits and more physical activity are the cornerstones sustained weight loss.

But those basics are even more important if you’re middle-aged because you’re more susceptible to gaining fat, losing muscle mass, and a metabolic slow-down due to less activity.

  1. Stop Eating Out So Often – This one will help you lose weight and save money. Making healthier food choices doesn’t always mean changing what you eat. Restaurant foods, especially fast food, often have incredibly high levels of sugars, sodium, and unhealthy fats to make them more appetizing. You can do a lot to help yourself maintain your weight just by eating at home more often.
  2. Try Some Strength Training – When we say ‘increase physical activity’ most people think about things like jogging and swimming. But strength training is increasingly shown to help weight loss as much as any regular activity. Strength training builds muscles, and muscle tissue burns calories more efficiently than fat.
    If the thought of ‘strength training’ makes you cringe, it’s important to make the distinction between strength training and weight training. While they both build muscles, strength can be done without any weights or equipment. Squats, climbing stairs, and jumping jacks are all good strength training exercises.
  3. Eat More Whole Foods – If you focus your meal planning more around fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, lean protein, and alternative protein sources, you get three massive benefits for weight loss.

    • More Nutrition – You need good nutrition for your health and to help your body make the transition to a lower weight. And if you can’t manage to plan your own meals for more nutrition, look into a Herbal One Diet Plan.
    • More Fibre – Fibre helps to slow the metabolism of food and improve your digestive system.
    • Less Bad Stuff – Whole foods don’t have the additives and ingredients, like unhealthy fats and sugars, that make processed foods the enemy of your weight loss.

If you enjoyed this post, check out our recent article on a healthy grocery list for weight loss that’s under $50.