I hear a lot, at the consultation phase from many women, that they feel they have the ‘middle age spread’, and they often ponder out loud, whether this is just a fact of getting older they need to deal with. I love this for many reasons. It makes me excited at the thought of them in the not too distant future, absolutely loving how they fit in their clothes, having thought it wasn’t that possible at their age. I also love being able to help them realise it’s what they’re doing, not their age, that is leading them to gain weight. Because that’s when the revelation happens, and I love a good revelation, having had so many myself with my past mentors and in all the occasions that I went to a Tony Robbins seminar.
It definitely takes longer to lose weight as you get older, but you just need to do the right things and be patient, and it’ll come. The good news is that all the ‘right things’ that you need to do to lose weight and feel good in your clothes, all leave you feeling really good, happy and relaxed.
If you’re currently doing something now or following a weight loss program that is making you miserable and it’s about deprivation, counting, weighing and leaving out food groups, you can give that up now. There’s another way, and it’s called healthy eating. Yes you may need support and accountability around that, and that’s great! But what you don’t need is a diet plan.
You don’t need to be told what to eat and when. What you really need is a good solid health plan that covers all angles. Fitness, nutrition, mental health etc.
Work out the right way and you wont find it hard to lose weight. It’ll take a bit of time to come off, but once it’s off, it’s much easier to maintain. Interval training, resistance training, and core work are the three best things you can do if you’re a woman over 35 year of age. Why?
High metabolism, you’ll burn loads of calories at rest, you’ll gain lean muscle, you’ll turn into a calorie burning machine. You’ll get fit, you’ll feel amazing.
You’ll feel so, so good. You get such a huge endorphin hit when you do 30 minutes of interval training. Me and my clients laugh so much at the difference between pre and post workout feelings. It’s like night and day. Me pre-session ‘I’m tired, cranky and not in the mood’. Me post session ‘I love everything about life and I’m excited for the day.’ Too funny and it happens to all of us.
Ditch the mid-week wine and crap food if you want to feel good and fit well in your clothes. Don’t let that stuff control you. If it has a grip on you, you might want to do something about it. When I struggled with this stuff, I listened to a lot of Podcasts about it and followed people on Instagram who had reduced or given up their alcohol intake/sugar intake. Anyway, that’s only if you struggle. If you don’t struggle with cutting it out during the week, great. Keep boundaries in your life, or it can be a slippery slope. Leave alcohol to the weekends and your waistline and mental health will thank you for it.
Drink lots of water, eat healthy, get a good solid health plan. Enjoy your life and get on with it then. No need for the endless food tracking, or calorie counting. A 300 calorie bar of chocolate every day will make you fat. A 300 calorie plate of raw vegetables will not. Calorie counting is a load of BS. Healthy, wholesome food and work on your cravings, addictions, and WHY you over-eat or eat bad food. Honest to God in all my years of doing this, it is NEVER about giving someone a food plan. People don’t need food plans. You don’t need another boring, awful food plan, the internet is heaving with them. You also don’t need to know what someone else is eating in a day. You just need to eat healthy, and figure out WHY you are not. And then address those feelings, rather than the food.
I hope this helps, sorry for the rant, I just feel so passionate about it and it annoys me such much when I see people promote high fats, high proteins, low carbs etc.
Like always, I hope this helps. I love to help women feel really good from the inside out. It is my life’s mission. Comment below if you’ve any questions or just want to say hi. Go to the free tools section of my website to grab lots of free stuff by clicking here.