Fatty facts

Most women start putting on weight over the age of 35 years. Scientific fact proves that it is harder to lose weight the older you get. This is because your metabolic rate declines slightly from the age of 25 which means your body burns off calories at a lower level. This helps explain why 40% of women over the age of 40 are overweight. Tackle it now before it takes hold.

Yoga and aerobic exercises are a very effective way of keeping off the pounds. It also makes you supple and serene or even just a brisk 30 minute walk everyday should be enough to stop you gaining unwanted kilograms. You can also buy an exercise CD and play it and do the workout along with the CD. It is mandatory that you should get your physician’s approval before you start on any exercise program.

Combat wobbly upper arms and bulging tummy by doing aerobic exercises. Try working out with weights to tone up muscles in these areas.

Just because you exercise do not overindulge. You have to run 11 miles to burn off a bar of chocolate. So a workout can never be a quick fix answer to a binge. What exercise can do is to improve muscle tone and metabolism and make you feel more energetic.

Rethink your diet when you are in your thirties as this is when most women start piling on the pounds. Cut down on fats, cakes, biscuits and ice creams. Eat at least 5 potions of fresh fruits and vegetables everyday. Remember to step up your calcium intake to prevent osteoporosis. Milk, cheese and yoghurt are all good sources of calcium.

There are 3 traffic signals guide to good eating. The food items under the red light are fried food, pastries, cakes, pies, aerated drinks, potato chips, alcohol, mayonnaise, cheese, nuts, ice creams and red meats. You should be careful with these items. Even small portions can make you fat.

The food items under the amber light are cottage cheese, whole meal bread, curd, whole pulses, boiled potato, grilled fish, paneer, baked chicken and bananas. These can be eaten in moderation.

The food items under the green light are cucumber, carrot, tomato, cabbage, fresh fruits- especially melon, sprouted pulses, and thinned buttermilk. You may have generous helpings of these.

A proper diet is not something that will be finished in a few weeks or months. It should involve a complete change in your lifestyle. Exercising and eating healthy is a continuing process that extends to your entire life.

See also: Foody tips/ Weight reduction diet tips / Benefits of walking / Simple tips for sitting/ Exercise for the homemaker

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  1. Anonymous11:55 AM

    It's so true, there is actually not much of a shortcut to losing weight. Eat healthy and exercise. Unfortunately, easier said then done. =P

  2. Vibha9:15 AM

    Eat small meals more often is the right things to do! Keep your stomach full until the next eating times

  3. Jatin5:58 PM

    Calories will make you gain weight; however, you want good calories. You need fatty food like avocado and nuts. They have mono and polyunsaturated fats that are good for your heart. Cheese, ice cream and McDonald s are loaded with saturated fat. Bad. bad bad for you

  4. look at total fat grams and then the daily percent. I always select items that have less than 20% my daily value. You dont want to eat something that has 100% or more of your daily value. You also dont want to eat more than 20-35 grams of fat a day. But you should also take into consideration what type of fat your eating. Select items that are high in monosaturated fats and low in saturated and trans fats. If its a meat product or a protein source I try to choose items that have more grams of protein then grams of fat.

  5. Saagid8:33 AM

    Eat your veggies first — if you haven’t gotten in seven servings and you’re still hungry, eat more veggies.
    Eat some protein every day.
    Eat plant fats.
    Don’t eat scary processed foods.
    Drink lots of water.

  6. Cut down on dinner,Do not eat about 2-3 hours before going to bed and Try to consume more fibre in your diet

  7. Swarup9:31 AM

    Eliminate Fast Food

  8. Rohan9:33 AM

    Don’t Go Too Extreme!

  9. Shravankumar9:37 AM

    Get rid of all foods that you regularly overeat

  10. Shivkumar9:38 AM

    If you’re not hungry, don’t eat. If you do crave dessert, think fresh fruit or yogurt (without added sugar) instead of sugar-laden cake, cookies, or candy.

  11. Herambh9:47 AM

    A healthy diet, regular exercise and sometimes medication can go a long way toward reducing high cholesterol.

  12. eat well. and drink 8 cups of water a day that helps digestion. eat your portion of fruits and vegetables

  13. Phalguni10:03 AM

    Some people have genetic predisposition for weight.nothing much can be done there but in other cases, minimum carbohydrates that is sugar,sweets etc and use of minimal fats( in cooking ) and avoidance of red meat,I mean take fish and chicken only in moderation and filling your stomach with green vegetables,salads and taking meals in small amounts will help.

  14. A teaspoon of honey should be essentially consumed after 50 years of age as it prevents osteoporosis and aids calcium utilization.


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