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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40s

My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40s And Beyond. Hello friends, so how are you? Today I am sharing some ideas that I have or picked up along the way on health and fitness. 

When you reach your forties unless you are very lucky, you can easily start to gain weight. My weight fluctuates like a yo-yo since reaching 40. Then when you get to your late 40's you might have 2 decisions to make like I have: 

Firstly, buy a whole new wardrobe of clothes (nice idea) that fit properly and comfortably. Or secondly, try and lose weight. (Perhaps also buy some new clothes!). Whichever decision you make, it needs to be the right one for you. As it is how you feel but if you do want to lose a few pounds or just feel that bit healthier or simply make your favourite jeans fit comfortably again. Read on.

My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40s And Beyond

My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40s And Beyond:

Table Of Contents:
  • Firstly, Make A Plan.
  • Secondly, Drink More Water.
  • Thirdly, Try A New Exercise.
  • Fourthly, Make Your Meal Times Filling.
  • Fifth, Fill Up On Fruit And Vegetables.
  • Sixth, Shop Sensibly.
  • Seventh, Walk More.
  • Eighth, Do Not Give In.
  • Ninth, Make It Fun.
  • Last But Not Least, Reward Yourself.

My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40s.

Firstly, Make A Plan. Do you want to lose weight? How much weight do you want to lose? Set a target. Write it down. You are much more likely to stick to a plan if you write it down and tell people about it. Be realistic though. Any weight you lose needs to be sensibly done. This time you want to keep it off. Have a short-term goal and a long-term end goal.

Secondly, Drink More Water. Quite often you think you are hungry, it may well be you are low on fluids. Try drinking regularly throughout the day. When you do eat if your fluid intake has been good you will feel fuller for longer. I have a large glass first thing, then every trip into the kitchen a sip or two. With a sports bottle for the gym. Always drink extra if you exercise.

Thirdly, Try A New Exercise. Try to visit a gym or go for a swim or a jog or an extra walk around the block. Start with something new perhaps 2 or 3 times a week. Plan your workout goals each week, try and stick to them. Do not feel guilty if you don’t manage everything you planned. Just make a small goal to start and take it from there.

Fourthly, Make Your Meal Times Filling. Eat a sensible breakfast, lunch, and healthy dinners. If you make sure you are full up after each meal you are less likely to head for the biscuit tin an hour later.

Fifth, Fill Up On Fruit And Vegetables. Rather than bread and pasta. Try to add a bit more fruit and veg to your plate and cut down on carbs. It is surprising how much it can fill you up. The great thing about most veg is that they are mainly calorie-free.

Sixth, Shop Sensibly: 

Sixth, Shop Sensibly. Never go shopping when hungry. Fatal mistake. Also, stick to a shopping list. Do not let the supermarket offers take you away from your list. If you do not buy biscuits you will not eat them!

Seventh, Walk More. Instead of going for short rides in the car, think about walking instead. Get off the bus a few stops earlier. Walk up the steps instead of taking the escalator. There are always ways you can add more walking in a day. Stuck at home? Make excuses to go upstairs or downstairs more. Buy a fitness tracker watch and set yourself fun step challenges.

Eighth, Do Not Give In. Remember why you are doing this. Think about your goals. Don’t feel bad if you eat something you did not want to eat or missed a gym class/run because of the rain. Simply move on, forget about it, and carry on tomorrow. Or you could risk going down that I’ve failed now so what does it matter if I eat the packet of biscuits now!? I have done this many times! Will power!

Ninth, Make It Fun. If it is not fun, then why are you doing it? If you hate doing something it makes you miserable. Think of new ways to make exercise more fun. Try and find a class that is exciting. That reminds me, I really want to go and try trampolining classes out. I am a big kid at heart.

My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40s And Beyond:

Last But Not Least, Reward Yourself. Give yourself a pat on the back when you reach your short-term goals a little treat of your choice and have a big treat planned for your end goal. I have a pair of my favourite brand’s shoes planned for my long-term goal. I hope you have enjoyed the tips I have shared here today? So what do you think of my health tips? 

What I Wore: Polka Dot Dress: Amazon | Shoes: Converse

My Top Ten Tips To Lose Weight In Your 40s And Beyond

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