By Guest Blogger - Dawn Sylvester - Fatloss Expert, Author and Speaker, 31 May 2016
Last night I had a conversation with a group of men and women that are going on diets all starting next Monday! It ended up being an eye-opener for a lot of the couples, especially the women...
Have you ever tried to go on a diet with your guy and he loses weight within the first week and you don’t lose a pound? Or, maybe you lose a pound or two and he loses ten? Then you feel mad at him and worse than when you started?
I know how you feel. I used to think that if I cut a lot of calories and exercised more, that the weight would come off just like it did for my guy. Now I know better and after finally "getting it" and realizing that men carry more muscle on their bodies, making them have a faster and more efficient metabolic rate...
Are youtelling yourself that you are “older now”, tired and won’t ever have a firm and lean body again? Is the word “sexy” a word that describes other women? Younger women?
What if I told you that all of the things that you have been told to do in the past, are exactly why you are having a hard time losing weight
When did your “doctor” ever give a plan to helpget your hormones under control or even suggest a method to RAISE your metabolic rate that didn’t involve medication or hormone creams? He didn’t because doctors only get a few hours of study in the field of nutrition, hormones and metabolism repair!
An endocrinologist just told my client that “as people get a bit older and gain weight, that they should walk a little bit.” “That a little weight gain is normal and since she is past 50, appearance isn’t everything and “her numbers were normal” even though she has a list of symptoms” that are not just from turning 50!
Walk a little bit more was his only answer to her questions about weakness, weight gain, and fatigue! Let’s just say that she won’t be walking into his office any more! She walked into my gym and started getting stronger and eating more...at 57 years old!! She’s lost inches, pounds, has a firmer body than she has in years!
The New England Journal of Medicine, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Health Magazine, and Oxygen for Her, all have posted articles saying that America’s favorite pastime...walking, is not enough.
Cut out too many calories, lose any muscle at all, and now you have forced your hormones to work against you..storing fat right before your eyes!
Let’s look at some steps that can get you onto the path of wellness, fatloss AND energy.
Step #1 Stop counting calories.
Add more protein and vegetables.
As we pass 30, our bodies are already starting to decline. By age 50, we can have lost over 20% of our muscle mass. That means more body fat and less strength...and the cycle creeps up faster. Just like our weight.
Using a simple shift in your approach can have your body and metabolism acting younger and stronger, as the weight comes off.
Step #2 Exercise smarter.
Stop doing endless cardio. Put some muscle on your frame to raise your resting metabolic rate.
This information might shock you since most of us will live to see our 70th birthday and well past that. By 70, our bodies can have lost up to 50% of our lean muscle mass due to missing key nutrients and lack of muscular strength. No wonder we get so weak, and lose our balance.
Statistics show that the last 8 years of our lives are either spent incapacitated and unable to care for ourselves, or on 6-8 medications or in a nursing home...or ALL OF THOSE. The thought to me is unbearable.
The great news is that age related muscle loss and weight gain is preventable. The key is to being able to feel and look youthful, but more importantly...to age with less body fat, while regaining strength, and balance. To BALANCEand energize your hormones and slow down the aging process. Essentially to turn back the clock and prevent age related issues.
Forget trends and quick fixes to get stronger and lose that belly fat. More importantly, even if you love to walk...keep doing what you love, but add in weekly training and a tasty and healthy, nutrition plan that preserves your precious muscle tissue and keeps you vital as you age. That is how you age proof your body! That is how you lose weight while looking younger than you did 10 years before!
Step #3 Eat foods that support fat loss and muscle sparing.
Healthy fats and lean protein create a thermogenic effect and keep metabolic rate on high.
Don’t wait another minute, day, or until “Monday”. For a proven plan that guides you to a more energized and youthful body, while SLOWING DOWNthe aging process.
Your friend and coach in anti-aging, wellness and strength, so that you can be the fittest you at any age,
P.S. Each year we add more fat and lose more muscle. Today is the day to commit to a plan that prepares you for a long and strong future. Discover your youthful blueprint to fat loss and wellness so that you can look forward to a fit future when you click HERE.