Fend off unhealthy weight gain as you age by maintaining healthy habits.
You will need
- Fruits and vegetables
- Lean meats
- 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.
Find activity you enjoy, like yoga, belly dancing, or hula hooping, so you’ll want to do it every day. Mix and match your activities for the week.
Step 5 Lift weights Do strength training to increase your fat-to-muscle ratio and raise your metabolism.
Did You Know:
Did you know? Being overweight increases your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.