Losing Weight After 50 #health #wellness

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Once I turned 50 I started to see the pounds add on, it was slow at first. I knew that many women gain weight around menopause, however I gained 25 pounds in four weeks. No, I wasn’t eating a gallon of ice cream a day!  I hadn’t changed my diet or eating habits at all.

We didn’t know what was going on. I was also passing out after meals and having increased digestive issues. We later found out that it was due to a neurological condition. I won’t bore you with the details, but you can read more about my story here.

Obesity is such a growing problem here in the U.S. and worldwide. Whatever the reason for your weight gain, you may be finding yourself in the same situation. I have found some tips that have worked for me.

  • Make sure you eat three meals and healthy snacks in between a day, starting the day off with a healthy breakfast. Do not let your body go into starvation mode! Your metabolism slows down to the point that you will not burn any calories or build muscle.
  • When you are feeling hungry drink water. Dehydration often mimics the symptoms of hunger!  Who knew?!
  • Do you like to eat out? Ask for the take home box a.k.a doggy bag before the meal gets there. Let’s face it one portion could feed a family of four! I automatically split it in half and close the box! If it isn’t on my plate I won’t eat it!
  • I love using apps, so when I started using MyFitnessPal I fell in love! Depending on how much weight you would like to lose you can set it up for your daily calorie intake. I was surprised to see that at times I was not even hitting 1000 calories a day, so my body went into starvation mode and I wasn’t losing any weight. You are able to track your exercise and water intake too!
  • Choosing the right foods to help you lose the weight. In the Infographic below they have added some examples of healthier carbs with a lower glycemic index for you to choose from.


So far I have lost 25 pounds and I am no longer considered Obese! I have another 25 pounds to go and I will keep you updated! Please share what has worked for you! I am looking forward to hearing your tips!

Disclaimer: Due to my personal health condition I chose a weight loss plan that worked for my individual needs. Please consult a physician when trying to choose what plan is best for you.

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Lisa Ladrido (66 Posts)

Lisa is an R.N. Mom Blogger and the author of Mom Blogger Buzz. She writes about Social Media, Technology, Product Reviews, Blogging Tips, Travel, Family and Health. She and her husband live in the Seattle area. They have 5 sons, 4 grandchildren and 3 furry four legged children!

9 comments for “Losing Weight After 50 #health #wellness

  1. Gerry
    March 3, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Bravo to you Lisa! Keep up the good work!

  2. TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs
    March 11, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Wow, that’s a huge loss (oxymoron)! Congratulations! I know from my mom how hard it is to get the weight off as you get older. So glad your plan is working for you.

  3. Antionette Blake
    April 5, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Yes, I too have gained 20 menopausal pounds and hate it!!!!!

    • April 6, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      I hate it too Antionette! I hope you find something that helps you lose it.

      • Antionette Blake
        May 17, 2013 at 3:42 PM

        Just ordered Nutrisystem!

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