So, You Want To Lose Weight!
So we have come to the conclusion that you want to lose weight. Losing weight isn’t easy and finding a healthy weight loss program to fit your lifestyle is a challenge. In order to find a healthy weight loss program you need to know all of the facts. Senior weight loss is different than trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight when you are in your early twenties. Dieting is a vicious cycle, it is like a rollercoaster, you go up and then you go down. We are going to put everything into perspective and make dieting effortless.
I’m Getting Older, Aren’t I Supposed To Gain Weight?
As you grow older and age, weight loss seems to be a natural progression. For some people they just chock it up to growing old. For others, weight gain is unacceptable and they choose to find a weight loss program that they think or hope will work for them. Most of the time the decision is made based on work of mouth and not based upon facts and research. The best weight loss program for you is not always the best weight loss program for your spouse or your friend.
Popular Weight Loss Programs
Programs such as Jenny Craig are organized, regimented and structured. They tell you when to eat, how much to eat and even provide you with the food they want you to eat. If you are looking for a good senior weight loss program and are not fond of cooking and don’t mind eating frozen food for while, this program might be for you. You start off eating the Jenny food for each and every meal, supplementing with vegetables and fruit with each lunch and dinner. The most “cooking” you are going to have to do, is make a salad with dinner or use the microwave. The program has had excellent results.
Another weight loss program that is popular where you too can purchase frozen meals is Weight Watchers. This program works on a point system. So, if you are not a fan of frozen meals you can still eat everything you normally eat as long as it fits into your point allotment for the week. Everyone’s point allowance is different. It is based on your current weight, sex and other personal information.
The Atkins Diet is a diet that cuts out carbohydrates, similar to the South Beach Diet/Miami Beach Diet. These diets have received some criticism over the years. They do get the results but many have stated that once you get the results that you want and begin bringing carbohydrates into your diet again that the weight returns rather quickly.
Twelve Things You Can Do To Lose Weight
• Drink water instead of sugary drinks
• Walk each day, even if it is for a short distance
• Chew gum in between meals
• Try not to eat past 7 in the evening
• Drink one 8 ounce glass of low sodium vegetable a day
• Drinking green tea will help increase your weight loss and help you burn belly fat
• Get a good night sleep
• Eat a lot of vegetables and fruit
• If you are forced to grab fast food every once in a while, buy the kids meal
• Low or reduced fat dressing on a salad
• Watch your favorite show while walking on the treadmill
• Increase your daily fiber intake
Cutting Out Sweets
Everyone loves sweets now and again. Well, almost everyone. Cutting out sugary treats and drinks can make a huge difference in your weight loss goals. If you are not an active person and you enjoy sweets, try cutting some out and substituting it with a less sugary snack. Instead of drinking fruit juice, have a piece of fresh fruit. Don’t drink soda all of the time. Try limiting it to one glass a day. Sugary drinks and snacks are filled with empty calories and cause you to gain unnecessary weight.
How Important Is Water?
Water is very important for you and very good for you. If you are looking to maintain your weight loss, lose weight, or prevent unnecessary weight gain, make sure you drink enough water each day. You should start your day off with a glass of water. When you wake up in the morning, drink a nice tall glass of chilled water. This will get your body going and wake up your system. Then, before each and every meal you eat throughout the day, drink a glass of water. Drinking a glass of water before each meal will help fill your belly a little bit and stop you from over eating or stuffing yourself.
Leave Something On Your Plate
Many of us come from the generation where it was a sin to leave food on your plate. You felt guilty or were made to feel guilty because of all the starving people in the world. When you are eating your daily meals, try not to eat everything on your plate. Chew slowly and chew your food well. When you rush and eat too much to fast you stuffing yourself. This will make reaching your weight loss goal just that much easier. Weight loss doesn’t have to be difficult. All of these little things will add up to big weight loss goals. You’ll see. Start small and lose big.