On 04/22/2012 wrote:
I feel your frustration! After extensive research I found the winning formula to conquer "Flab over Fifty" and wrote "The Menopause Makeover" with Dr. Wendy Klein.
When and what you eat are critical to losing that muffin top, but some aging factors can’t be changed with healthy lifestyle habits – such as losing skin elasticity that contributes to that “little front paunch.”
I found it was necessary to change my eating and exercising habits. What worked for me under the age of 40, no longer worked once I slammed into menopause.
A few tips to lose that muffin top:
1. Watch your portion sizes, eating too much healthy food can keep you from losing weight (too many nuts or too much hummus can fuel a muffin top).
3. Eat within one hour of waking, then every 4 hours to kick up that metabolism.
4. Eat low to medium glycemic carbs (yams over potatoes, whole-wheat bread over white bread, brown rice over white rice).
5. Eat lean protein with every meal to kick start your metabolism (thermic effect). There are many non-meat choices available: low fat cottage cheese, low fat string cheese, eggs, tofu (soy).
6. Keep a food diary. Free downloads:
7. Exercise most days of the week. Record your exercise and calories burned in your food diary. Change up your routine.
8. Cut alcohol out of your diet the next 6 weeks. Alcohol is a key ingredient to making the perfect muffin top ☺
It is possible to lose that front paunch, check out a few ladies who recently did The Menopause Makeover plan:
Make sure you are at your ideal wieght. Health calculators to get you started:
It takes more work to maintain a firm waistline after 50, but it is the perfect time to create new habits that will contribute to your already healthy lifestyle. For those who have loose belly skin from having children or extreme weight loss – there are a number of cosmetic procedures available.
Going under the knife terrifies me, so SPANX is my favorite firming underwear for those jiggly days.
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