How to Maintain Your Weight as You Age

Fend off unhealthy weight gain as you age by maintaining healthy habits.

You will need

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Exercise
  • Lean meats
  • nuts
  • and vegetables
  • Enjoyable physical activities (optional)

Step 1 Cut calories Take in fewer calories by eating more fruits and vegetables and fewer foods with lots of saturated fats.

Step 2 Eat less fat Eat lean meats, nuts, and healthy oils. Stay away from high-fat dairy, meats, and snacks.

Step 3 Eat to live Consume only as much as you need each day and only when you are hungry. Examine your eating habits: Eating to soothe your feelings, for example, can lead to overeating and weight gain.

Step 4 Move your body Start walking, running, or dancing for at least 30 minutes every day to burn fat and boost your metabolism.

Step 5 Lift weights Do strength training to increase your fat-to-muscle ratio and raise your metabolism.