by Valerie C
12 months ago
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women past menopause seem to have more trouble losing weight and keeping it off. A Weight Watchers program 5 yr ago at 53 was highly successful with exercise. 20 of the 30 lost have returned, and the same results are not to be accomplished. Why is it so hard and why don't diet progams gear something towards OLDER women. I'm 58, and active.
I think for us older gals, society probably thinks by now we should know better. there is no magic program, The basics are a balanced diet, exercise faithfully, and maintaining our good health. While it is harder in our latter years to take the weight off, it is not impossible. I am 63 and I have lost 33 pounds but it has taken me a year. Because all I did was change my eating habits, exercised every chance I get and just taking care of myself. I see my doctor regularly and am proud to say I am in very good health. This plan for me is a life long one, not a diet or program, just a way of life.
It could be heridity, not enough movement or exercise. Everyone is not going to lose weight at the same rate. Sometimes we have to step back and see from the side line if we are eating things that our body maybe take longer to digest certain foods. Some times medication put weight on us. When I started taking prednisone and sodium bicarbonate (along with other medication for my kidney transplant) I was told to watch what I eat because those 2 medication is known to make people gain weight. I didn't gain weight, I took charge of what I put in my mouth and join a gym for weight training. I moved around for 7 hours on my job on my feet. Only sitting down for a break and finishing my paper work. I tell people you have to change your eating habits, its not the diets.
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