The older we get the harder it seems to stay slim. This is due to the fact that our bodies and especially our metabolism starts to slow down as we age. While fat starts to build up quicker, the fat burning process slows down. In addition to that, people tend to become less active the older they get. Since older people are less energetic and flexible, they are less likely to do sports and therefore burn much less fat. Our appetite, however, stays pretty much the same. So even though we require less energy as we age, we still keep eating lots of calories.
Slimming products can help getting rid of unwanted fat, but staying healthy is the key to preventing weight gain.
In order to prevent gaining weight as you age, you need discipline and a good understanding of how our bodies work.
One of the best ways to prevent gaining weight is to build muscle, because they constantly burn fat. Even while you don’t exercise, your muscles require nutrition causing your body to burn fat in order to maintain the muscles. This process increases your metabolism and, in combination with the exercise required to build the muscle in the first place, is a very effective way of avoiding weight gain.
Another important step in successfully staying slim is getting rid of the following bad habits:
Eating too much in front of the TV
Drinking too much alcohol
Eating too many calories
Drinking too much sugary drinks
Not making time for exercise
Avoid being neglectful with unnecessary extra calories. A handful of chips here and a piece of chocolate there add up quickly. Once fat starts building up, it becomes more and more difficult to get rid of the older we get. Therefore it is important to prevent fat from building up in the first place.
When dieting, don’t focus too much and cutting calories and avoiding food. It is better to think about what kind of food your have to eat in order to lose weight. Instead of trying to eat less sugary food, think about eating more healthy food that is rich in fiber.
Small changes can make a big difference. Just by adding 2,000 steps to your daily routine, exercising 2 times a week and cutting 100 calories from your diet you can significantly improve your weight management.