ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

10 Weight Loss Tips for When You Hit Age 45+

Updated on June 16, 2010

Once upon a time, there was a princess who had been very active most of her life. She was a runner during her 30's and 40's, running on the average 4 miles per day. She never had to give a second thought about what she ate! Her BMI (body mass index) was right where it should be! Those were the days!

Now, fast-forward a decade+ and we find our princess on an ongoing quest to regain that coveted Body Mass Index of 20.5. (Check your own BMI at the website listed above.) The princess found that her size eight pants were too tight and made red creases in her mid-section.

Blame it on menopause - blame it on not enough time in the day to exercise - blame it on blah-blah-blah. The princess realized that she needed to get off her duff and do something about it and fast! This required an action plan! She spent a lot of time trying to find the quick fix to lose those annoying ten- fifteen pounds, but alas, in the process, she gained ten more instead!

A Royal Action Plan

  1. Set realistic goals. Don't expect to lose the weight in a month! We have all heard that rapid weight loss = rapid weight gain+ somewhere down the road. Figure out what is realistic for you.
  2. Eat six small meals each day. If that is too difficult because of your lifestyle, eat a small evening meal and eat the biggest meal in the morning or noontime.
  3. Don't exclude anything from your meal plan. Every food group has importance!
  4. Portion control is an important key! The average American meal ( and not just American food, but any meal ordered at a restaurant) is usually enough for two people! Request a doggie bag and have lunch for the next day.( for you Aussies, that is a "to go" container for your left-over food.)
  5. Don't eat later than 6PM if at all possible.
  6. Exercise, exercise, exercise! It is really necessary to do this at least five to six days when you are getting started.
  7. Don't go by the scale; go by how your clothes feel.
  8. Drink more water than you want to, especially when you begin to feel hungry. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger!
  9. Choose snacks that have three grams of fat or less for every 100 calories. I love those little 100 calorie packs of certain cookies and crackers that you can buy at Costco!
  10. Always approach any action plan as a change for the long haul. This way, you will reap the benefits for a lifetime and live happily ever after!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      hiit 

      6 years ago

      Amazing hub! Thanks for a great post

      Ron from http://www.intervalstraining.net

    • profile image

      Russ52 

      10 years ago

      A Royal Action Plan Indeed

      It's a very well written article on how to Realistically set up a plan to loose weight (if necessary) & to Maintain a Better Overall Healthy Way Of Life for your Loved Ones, And Especially You.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)