Every age is beautiful. When they pass the threshold of 50, however, most people no longer think they can stay in good shape. And so they neglect their body.
Everything changes after the age of 50. The majority of people simply quit taking care of themselves. But is it possible to once again be thin and athletic, even at a more advanced age? The answer is "yes".
When we reach a certain age, the body becomes resistant to change, especially when it comes to weight loss. The reason is the level of pH in the body.
Regardless of age, you have to exercise your body. It's how you burn fat. When you're hungry you lose carbohydrates, which are a fuel source for the body. The biggest mistake people make is that they focus on the calories. Basically, it all comes down to quality, not quantity.
Here are the easy tricks for maintaining a healthy weight even after 50, in order to be thin and beautiful.
1. Don't eat every 2 hours
This leads to your food being stored in the form of fat. When you eat every 2 hours, insulin levels remain high and you burn sugar instead of fats. The insulin immediately turns sugar into fats.
2. Weight lifting
As the years pass, we lose bone and muscle mass, as well as flexibility. To regulate our weight and blood sugar levels, we need to build muscle and speed up our metabolism. Strength training improves endurance in older individuals and helps them maintain a healthy weight.
3. Eat while sitting
We consume less food and less calories when seated while eating. If you're eating standing up, it means you're stressed or in a hurry, usually a combination of both. When under emotional stress, the body produces less hydrochloric acid, which is needed for proper digestion. When eating seated, this allows us to eat slower and focus our body on the task.
4. Avoid acidic fruits with lots of sugar
Consumption of moderate to highly acidic fruits such as bananas and red fruits isn't very healthy. They contain high amounts of fructose that goes directly to the liver, where it's stored as fat. That's why the suitable acidic fruits for this age are ones with less sugar, such as lemons, limes, grapefruits, avocados, tomatoes and to a certain extent watermelon.
Don't pay so much attention to the amount of calories but the quality instead. Every body is different, with different caloric needs, based on many factors, including age, weight, height and levels of physical activity. For example, a 50-year-old active man requires 2400 - 2800 calories. In contrast, a 50-year-old inactive woman could require as little as 1600.
6. Introduce healthy food gradually
Don't exclude entire food groups and don't try to resist your favorite foods because if you do, at some point you're going to start overeating with them. Don't be overly critical toward yourself and start changes gradually.
7. Spicy foods
Ginger, cayenne pepper, black pepper, oregano, cinnamon, cumin, cardamom and turmeric - these need to be a part of your diet because they boost metabolism and suppress appetite. They increase thermogenesis, which also helps boost metabolism and decreases fat reserves in the body.
8. No Coca-Cola, even diet
Artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, are even worse than sugar. They're found in every carbonated drink that doesn't have any sugar. People sometimes opt for the diet version but these can actually lead to weight gain. They increase the urge for carbohydrates and increase the amount of fat our body stores.
Rely on interval training, as this way you'll born more calories due to the increased oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange in the body. The recovery period after it is a bit longer, which means you'll be burning calories, even after you stop exercising.