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Boomers: Losing Weight After 50

Weight Loss After Age 50

What’s so hard about losing weight after 50? From the commercials and ads you’ve on TV and in magazines, it looks like it ought to be easy enough. Just take this wonder pill and you’re trim practically overnight.You probably already know – getting rid of that extra weight isn’t that easy! If it really was, you’d be slim already, right?

But there is good news — it is possible to lose weight after you’re 50 (or even 60). You just need a different strategy. Your body is adjusting and re-adjusting to aging, and weight loss probably won’t happen quickly (sorry).

The Menopause Factor and Weight Loss

What can you do about it? Weight loss after (and during, for that matter) menopause is harder now than it was at any other time during your life. Maybe you could lose 10 pounds fairly easily, now three pounds seems like an impossible goal.

Realize that your hormones are working against you; you therefore need to take charge of your diet and cut out foods that spell trouble for you.

Simple sugars, like the infamous whites (white rice, white bread, etc.) are known trigger foods. But did you know that some fruits can be a problem too, because of the fructose content? You still need fruits as part of a healthy diet; just choose fruits higher in fiber.

Here’s one you’ve heard before, but it’s still true — don’t skip meals. It spells trouble when your blood sugar falters, as it makes you more likely to snack.

Bones that are frailer bones, muscle loses mass and you metabolism goes south; and there are still issues. For example, you may have stress bladder problem and your body loses flexibility as well.

Losing Weight After 50 Tips

It seems like you’ve got the deck stacked against you, doesn’t it? Is there anything you can do to help with losing weight after 50?

If you’re eating a balanced diet, exercise is the next most important thing you can do. Without it, your bones will continue to become frailer and your muscles continue to weaken. This weakening, and accompanying loss of mass, means it will be even harder to lose weight!

You don’t need to worry about walking miles or heavy cardio routines; in fact they may hurt more than help at first. Even if you should have mobility problems, you most likely can still work with hand weights, wrist weights and/or resistance bands. These help to re-build muscle mass, and therefore increase your metabolism.

Yes, it’s possible to lose weight after 50, and you can do it. It’s just a matter of taking it one day at a time, and know that with every pound you lose, you’re increasing your health!

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Robert Fowler

Robert Fowler is President of Retirement Media Inc. Check out Robert's blog at BoomerPlaces.com

28 thoughts on “Boomers: Losing Weight After 50”

  1. Losing weight in any age may take time but it is possible. However, there are indeed circumstances that might betaken in consideration such as hormonal changes, joint problems, dietary needs and lifestyle problems. it’s good to stay motivated though because if you lose hope, then you would surely miss the chance of having a fit and healthy body.

  2. Yes, it’s possible, but keep in mind that it may not be necessary to lose weight, if not for health issues. It may denigrate your current health doing so

  3. I understand that it is very difficult to women to lose weight especially after 50 but it is possible. The leptin hormone is about three times less like to respond in speeding up the metabolism than in men so this slows down weight loss a lot. Daily physical activity is a must to get your heart rate up and following a healthy meal plan is essential as well.
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  4. Older women require fewer calories for weight maintenance than younger women, it’s often difficult for women over 50 to lose weight. But women who gain weight at age 50 may increase their breast cancer risk by up to 30 percent, that is why your post can really be valuable to them.

  5. Yes, it is a good decision that if you loss your over weight than you can take a step after age 50. There are many kinds of formula have for losing over weight. Hopefully, your article must essential for losing over weight.
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  6. Aging brings about several health complications that we just can’t avoid. We need to be in complete monitoring of everything, including the food we eat. I read your post and that’s when I started understanding my mom’s condition why she is very conscious with her caloric intake. Now I know that to reduce body fat among older people would not be very easy as that of young people.

  7. Thanks for this helpful post and the beautiful advice.

    Wish it is as simple as that.

    Lots of baby boomers have a lot in their mind to think about unfortunately at the detriment of their health.

    Wish this article could go round.
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  8. LOSING WEIGHT AFTER 50 tips are important because they enhance the beauty of your body, make you look more desirable; giving you mental satisfaction of being part of the ‘group’. In addition, they are also essential to maintain optimal health of a person for obesity gives rise to diabetes. Diet modification is one of the quickest methods to lose weight, it only needs a certain degree of will power to prove itself.
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  9. Another great tip is tons of water! That helps at any age 🙂 I love this blog and will be sharing with my mother! Thank you 🙂

  10. For boomers since they have now more weak bones and muscles, they should concentrate more on the right balanced diet. You are correct. Weight loss can’t be achieve alone by doing heavy routine exercise but with the proper diet as well.

    This goes hand in hand with simple routine exercise for younger ones. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post. This will enlighten our boomers community.
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  11. Did you know that as early as age 25, everyone’s metabolism starts to slow down at a rate of 1 to 2 percent (or more) a year. That means that by age 60 your metabolic rate has slowed by at least 40 percent. Of course exercise is key.

  12. Hi

    It is very difficult to lose weight after the age of 50. Your metabolism rate slows down and that makes it really difficult to lose your weight. I do agree it is difficult but not impossible.

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