Updated: Sep 4, 2021
#Weight-loss for women over 40 is challenging but not impossible. Many woman give up because they are hungry. I don't blame you at all. No one wants to starve. If your #metabolism is slow, as it often is after 40, 50,60, 70 plus years old, you can still lose weight by eating all day long.
Check out the video with tips to help you lose weight plus here's a #diet that will help you lose weight and not go hungry.
The right combination of carbohydrates, protein and fat eaten at regular intervals will help keep your energy levels high to lose weight. This diet includes balanced meals designed to boost your energy throughout the day.
• Eating healthy snacks will help keep your blood-sugar levels even so that you don't have energy "highs" and "lows." This meal plan includes tasty food suggestions to eat every three to four hours to keep your energy level from falling.
• Not drinking enough liquids can cause you to feel fatigued due to dehydration. That's why this diet includes fruit juices and skim milk with every meal choice, rather than ultra-sugary sodas or sweetened beverages that can cause energy lows.
• Eating fried or fatty foods can make you feel sluggish. This food plan emphasizes natural, unprocessed foods like fruits and vegetables that won't slow you down.
plain fat-free yogurt or vanilla yogurt with low-fat granola and mixed fresh berries, or 1 piece fresh fruit or canned fruit in fruit juice or low fat flavored yogurt. 1 cup orange juice, coffee, tea
2-egg omelet made with egg whites or 1 low fat with aspartame yogurt with low-fat cheese, chopped veggies and low-fat ham or turkey. If you don’t have eggs, you can substitute with 1 extra piece of ham sliced thin. 1 slice whole-grain toast topped with sugar-free fruit spread 1 cup light orange juice or 1 cup light/diet cranberry juice
option three Shredded wheat cereal with skim milk and a banana 1 slice whole-wheat toast with 1 tsp peanut butter 1 cup light orange juice or diet cranberry juice( Tropicana has a light version)
option one hearty veggie lentil soup or sou
p without MSG. No cream soups. Minestrone is a good choice. 1 slice whole-wheat light bread topped with low-fat cream cheese 1/2 grapefruit or 1 orange 1 cup skim milk
option two 3 oz turkey or grilled chicken sandwich on light whole wheat bread 1 cup dark greens such as kale or spinach with low-fat dressing, or a salad 1 medium tangerine or fruit of your choice 1 cup water, 1 cup skim milk or 1 low-fat yogurt
option three 3 oz grilled chicken sandwich on whole-grain light bread 1/2 cup sliced tomatoes 1 large orange 1 cup skim milk
option one 3 ounces salmon or 3 ounces tilapia or 1 small can of tuna fish packed in water 1 baked potato topped with 1 serving of low-fat sour cream or plain yogurt 1/2 cup steamed broccoli or steamed vegetables of your choice Sliced peaches, or sliced pears in pear juice. Do not get pears packed in heavy syrup! 1 cup skim milk
option two 3 ounces lean beef 1/2 cup cooked pasta of your choice 1/2 cup steamed spinach or steamed vegetables of your choice sliced pears 1 cup skim milk
option three 3 ounces baked, roasted or broiled chicken, NO FRIED MEATS! They are saturated with fat. 1 cup tossed dark greens with low-fat dressing 2 small plums or 1 apple 1 cup skim milk or 1 low-fat yogurt
Eat one of the (below) snacks mid-morning, mid-afternoon and in the evening if you're still hungry. Remember to eat every three to four hours throughout the day to keep energy levels high and satisfy hunger.
• 1/2 cup dried fruit mixed with 1/4 cup nuts • apple with 1 tsp peanut butter • • orange slices and one ounce of low-fat cheese • 1 cup raisin bran cereal with skim milk • 1/2 turkey or low-fat ham sandwich on light whole-grain bread • 1/2 cup chickpeas, chopped tomatoes and cucumbers with 2 tablespoons low-fat italian dressing • 1/2 whole-grain English muffin with 1 ounce melted low-fat cheese • 1/2 whole-grain bagel with 2 tablespoons hummus • 1 boiled egg with 1 slice whole-wheat bread • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese with 1/4 cup pineapple • 1 cup plain yogurt with 1/4 cup low-fat granola • 1/2 cup water-packed tuna with 6 low-fat crackers
Diet Dos and Don'ts
Do: • Drink plenty of water -- 64 ounces -- throughout the day, have your first cup when you wake up • Take a daily multivitamin supplement • Choose whole, unrefined grain products as often as possible • Eat a piece of fresh fruit if you're craving something sweet
Don't: • Skip meals or snacks • Eat fried foods and other foods high in fat (French fries, onion rings, fried fish, etc.) • Eat potato chips • Eat gravy, sauces, creamy salad dressings, creamy soups • Drink beer, wine, alcohol, soda or sweetened beverages (Snapple, Fruitopia, etc.) • Consume added sugar (in coffee, tea, cereal, etc.) • Eat white bread and crackers.
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