From the age of 50, losing weight becomes quite a challenge. It takes a lot of time and energy. However, from a mental and physiological point of view, we no longer have the same motivation as at 30 years old. Alas, in the minds of many people, losing weight always involves severe restrictions and intensive gym sessions. Stop preconceived ideas: slimming down no longer necessarily rhymes with frustration and deprivation. Those days are over. To get rid of a few extra pounds, no need to go on a dry diet! A healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet make all the difference. Losing weight effortlessly and without stress is possible. It is still necessary to use common sense and change some bad habits.
Nowadays, drastic diets no longer have the wind in their sails. The yoyo effect ended up tipping the scales. Many people have understood that there is no point in multiplying the most draconian programs for an unsatisfactory result. The body is put to the test and, most of the time, the pounds come back in force! What could be more frustrating than making efforts in vain? Certainly, some restrictive diets will make you melt like snow in the sun. In front of the mirror, in front of your new silhouette you jubilant. But, for how long? You should know that a vertiginous weight loss is often only the promise of disillusionment. This is only fleeting, because to maintain this weight in the long term, it requires even more work and restrictions. To keep your spirits up, preserve your health and stay in top shape, you have to rely on gentle methods. Changing certain eating habits and improving your lifestyle are the real keys to lightening up without constraints.
Zoom on five secrets of Deborah Jean, Dietician to lose weight without dieting and without much effort.
Pay attention to your diet!
Excess weight is never trivial: it is the direct consequence of a passive lifestyle and poor eating habits. By reconnecting with a healthy, varied and balanced diet, you will quickly feel a clear difference. It is therefore essential to carefully analyze your diet to find the flaws and point the finger at the bad foods you eat. Especially those that represent a high caloric density such as carbohydrates. Once they are well identified, it will then be a question of bartering them for healthier foods.
For example, if you often eat so-called “processed” meat (sausages, salami, ham, etc.), make it a habit to buy chicken instead. It’s easy to cook and there are more health benefits. Do you love sweets? Needless to say, these are high-calorie foods. If you want to lose weight, without banishing sugar, then you should bet on fruit. They are vitaminized, tasty and will help you slim down much faster.
This is obvious, but the idea would be to limit industrial products on the plate. They are packed with added sugars, salt, and saturated fats. Resulting from the industrial process, some foods classified as “ultra-processed” contain a cocktail of substances (emulsifiers, dyes, sweeteners, additives …) that increase the risk of overweight, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It is therefore better to focus on raw, organic, complete and seasonal products. They are much richer in vitamins and minerals!
Size tip: cook a little more often! By concocting good dishes at home, it will prevent you from consuming too many frozen or already prepared dishes. Do not skimp on vegetables, fish, brown rice, salads and fruits. And put a little stop on cookies, pastries and dairy desserts.
And above all, remember to hydrate regularly. Water is a real appetite suppressant: by drinking a tall glass a few minutes before meals, the water fills the stomach and you will no longer have an ogre’s appetite. A simple trick to adopt on a daily basis!
N.B: A healthy diet always rhymes with a healthy lifestyle. Sleep is therefore essential to ensure that the body functions at its optimal level, whether mentally or physically. Generally, when we engage in a weight loss diet, we doIt makes sure to sleep 6 to 8 hours each day.
A detox day
Can’t stand drastic diets that are both frustrating and exhausting anymore? If you are looking for an alternative method that is gentler and less restrictive, follow the trend of the detox cure. To have a flat stomach and lose hips, this slimming solution has largely proven itself.
Its advantage: it allows you to purify the body by chasing toxins and fighting against fat.
One day a week (or even 2), you must institute this detox cure. So yes indeed, the ideal ritual only includes “drinks” for 24 hours: drink water, green tea and delicious smooties based on vegetables or fruits. But if this liquid diet makes you unbearable, there is another way to get rid of toxins, water retention and excess weight.
Reduce the calorie intake of your daily diet by at least 60%. Drink more fluids, eat buckwheat, cottage cheese and apples in small quantities. Experts agree that this is an incredibly effective method.
Why apple? This fruit is full of fiber, antioxidants, mineral salts and vitamin C. Very low in calories, it is renowned for its detoxifying and purifying virtues on the digestive system. It will prevent you from snacking during the day.
But the apple is not the only one to be a slimming ally. Other key foods should be integrated into your detox cure:
- Lemon: this citrus fruit is the delight of all organisms. This natural diuretic quickly eliminates toxins, fights cellulite and prevents water retention. In addition to its fat-burning and depurative properties, it reduces the feeling of hunger and therefore promotes weight loss.
- Pineapple: it is nicknamed “fat eater”. In addition to being delicious and tangy, this exotic fruit is rich in potassium, fiber, minerals and vitamins. It is a fat burner par excellence that will deflate you effortlessly!
- The carrot: this detox vegetable is known to boost the body by giving it all the energy it needs. Between its fiber and vitamins, the carrot provides an incredible feeling of satiety that can last a long time.
- Artichoke: rich in fiber and protein, it flushes out toxins, reduces the feeling of hunger and promotes excellent digestion.
N.B: If you opt for a liquid cure during the day, we strongly recommend that you vary the pleasures by integrating these foods into your juices and smoothies.
Bet on essential oils!
It is often said that emotions make you fat! Many people are overweight because of a number of psychological and emotional factors: stress, anxiety, burnout, trauma… Between a hectic lifestyle, a job too demanding, the responsibilities of the home and many other daily constraints, food can quickly become a kind of escape. To avoid binge eating or eating disorders, it is essential to take time for yourself to relax and unwind. Aromatherapy can be a valuable ally to overcome the problem.
Combined with a balanced diet and a little physical exercise, essential oils will not only soothe you but also refine you. Many people may not know it, but aromatherapy helps greatly in eliminating excess fat. Some oils facilitate digestion, prevent fat storage, fight cravings and detoxify the body. How to apply them? In the form of massage or orally. But it is always better to consult the advice of a doctor.
To refine your figure, the choice of essential oils is not lacking. To guide you, we suggest you to test: mandarin oil (a real appetite suppressant that absorbs fat), geranium oil (it effectively fights against water retention thanks to its diuretic properties), Atlas cedar oil (draining and stimulating it boosts lymphatic circulation, drains the legs and destores fat), peppermint oil (it facilitates digestion and lymphatic drainage), grapefruit oil (anti-cellulite par excellence), lemon oil (all-in-one slimming ally to lose weight) and tarragon oil (it fights against bloating and digestive disorders).fs).
N.B: Like medicines, essential oils should never be taken lightly. Because they can cause allergies or side effects. It is always best to consult a specialist before using them.
A good bowl of oxygen
Nowadays, many people don’t have the energy or time to take long walks. However, as everyone knows, a sedentary lifestyle is a real scourge: doing no physical activity, spending hours in front of your screen or sitting too long, remains the best way to weaken your health and gain weight.
If you are hostile to any form of sport, you are not asked to sweat indoors or run a marathon. An hour of walking a day is very beneficial, both to clear your mind and to lighten your figure. So, it’s high time to get up from your chair or sofa and get some fresh air: a good bowl of oxygen to reduce anxiety and cravings for sweet. As a bonus, you also stimulate your nervous system!
Small tip: if you refuse any sporting activity, you can always play the card of intelligence. Instead of taking the elevator, climb the stairs. Walk home more often, do squats in front of your favorite series, leave the car from time to time…
We can never tell you enough: organization is the key to a balanced diet. By not integrating junk food at home, you do not risk eating it. Try to establish a seven-day meal plan beforehand, taking into account the calories and nutritional content of the foods you choose. For this, you just have to make a shopping list and follow it scrupulously. As a bonus, it’s economical and avoids waste!
When we talk about a balanced diet, we also talk about reducing quantities. In truth, it is a matter of logic and common sense: less quantity means fewer calories. So be sure to reduce your portions. While you’re at it, use small plates to avoid excess food. Remember: eating only to satisfy your hunger is the best diet. Eating to satisfy your gluttony makes you swell visibly!
See also 11 Scientifically Proven Tips to Lose Weight Without Dieting or Exercising