Q: What are ways to keep weight off after middle age? It seems much harder to lose! – D. Thomas
A: The hormonal changes of menopause might make you more likely to gain weight around your abdomen than around your hips and thighs. Hormonal changes alone don’t necessarily trigger menopause weight gain, however. Instead, the weight gain is usually related to aging, as well as lifestyle and genetic factors.
To maintain your current weight, you might need about 200 fewer calories a day during your 50s than you did during your 30s and 40s. To reduce calories without skimping on nutrition, pay attention to what you’re eating and drinking. Choose more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Opt for lean sources of protein.
After middle age it is especially important to exercise regularly and make certain your calories in are less than the calories you burn. Desserts, carbohydrates and fried foods are fine in moderation. Everything in moderation!
It is also important to change up your workouts so you shock your system. Please check out this article about jump roping.
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