Age does not matter for you if you want to lose weight as you now have new options and healthy diet.
It’s well said that “nothing is too late if you determine to do so”. Well this line perfectly suits on the one that belief in doing things once they determine to do so in any age of time. Shedding your extra pounds at the age of 50 is never too late even if you have to face certain challenges for doing it. Once the body start aging, your body is not the same and you can face many difficulties while losing weight. But, you can even achieve it with any complication if you are determined and can bring some changes in your lifestyle and diet.
Once we start aging the major process that slows down is metabolism due to lack of muscle. Thus the best way to keep your metabolism healthy is to make up more muscles in your body. This can be achieved by getting into fitness training, working on heavy weights with enough ones that would helps in building muscle mass. If you are a beginner, start with two to four sets of 15 to 20 repetitions each time. Also have seconds break in between the sets of your exercise. On alternate days, twice work on both your upper and lower body. Hence this will enhance your metabolism at top speed which would help you burn calories and control up hunger.
One can lose weight also after the age of 50 is by reducing the number of calories that you consume. As with age your metabolism slows down you should consume few calories to enhance the body functioning. The best way to lower your weight is have your food portions that you eat small and try to leave some food on the plate if you over eat.
Foods to Avoid
If you want to lose weight, the first foods to avoid is high in saturated fats. They are quite high in calories and also high in cholesterol which adversely affects your heart health. While shedding your extra pound you should keep your fat consumption under control. Try consuming unsaturated fats in your daily diet such as nuts, olive oil and avocados that are healthier and which enhances HDL or the good cholesterol.
Your full fat dairy products should be kept minimal and low as they are rich with sugars and high content of saturated fats. But consumption of calcium is also must so the healthy substitutes for these dairy foods are low-fat or fat-free ones.
People should also avoid consumption of sweets, highly processed snacks and white flour. One should munch on whole grains and low-sugar products to have fast weight loss.