How do I get rid of the “roundness” around my tummy that I have developed since turning 50? Are there ways to eat or excercises that will help?

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  1. Staness Jonekos wrote on :

    I lost 25 pounds in 12 weeks with this simple formula:

    1. Eat 3 meals and 2-3 snacks through the day. Try to eat something every 4 hours. This kicks up your metabolism and keeps you from getting hungry, and keeps your blood sugar stable – this is important during the perimenopausal transition.
    2. Eat lean proteins (chicken, fish, turkey, soy/tofu, egg whites, low fat cottage cheese), low to medium glycemic carbs (brown rice over white rice, whole grain over white, yams over potatoes), and healthy fats (olive oil) at every serving. Great snacks that combines these food group with a low calorie count: low fat cottage cheese and blue berries, OR string cheese and an apple.
    3. Watch portion sizes! As we get older and our metabolism slows as Dr. Thacker mentions, smaller portions are your secret weapon.
    4. 30-50 minutes of exercise of physical activity most days of the week. Cleaning house burns calories – up to 180 calories an hour. Try interval training, a great way to burn calories.
    5. Get a good nights sleep.
    6. Keep hydrated.
    7. Keep a diary of what you eat, when you exercise, how you feel, what you are grateful for and make a list of your dreams. Study the areas of your life that are working, and areas that need attention.
    8. Manage stress. Living a stressful life can contribute to weight gain.

    Make time for you: ME-NO-PAUSE! Celebrate YOU.

  2. Danielle Kramer wrote on :

    Women tend to gain weight around the mid section as our metabolism slows down. Following a low calorie and low carbohydrate diet combined with regular exercise is helpful in keeping the weight down. Targeting the abdominal muscles with abdominal crunches and toning exercises is also helpful. Count your calories. It’s easy to lose track. We really need to account for how many calories we take in and how many we expend throughout the day. You can find more detailed health information on the Speaking of Women’s Health website at http://speakingofwomenshealth.com/health_library/listing/category/health_information/ I encourage you to subscribe to our monthly email newsletter where I share up to date health information, recipes and more http://www.fathompbm.com/SpeakingofWomensHealth/SWH-FOF.html

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