I spent years skipping from one diet plan to another. As i got older 50 I realized that diets just didn't work. Why?
As we age, we lose lean muscle mass, which slows our metabolism.
Everyone wants a fast metabolism that works to blast away calories, but it becomes more and more elusive as we age. Once you hit your thirties, you could lose as much as 3% to 5% of your muscle mass every decade—meaning that it will only become more difficult to keep your metabolism chugging along at the same pace.
This is a common problem . It’s gradual, but around age 40-50, that’s when women tend to notice the creeping weight gain. Maybe in the past, they could cut out a snack and lose weight. But now when they do that, the scale doesn’t budge.
That being said this doesn't mean you have to reside to rabbit food diets or broccoli and chicken. You can still enjoy the foods you love.
With so much mis-information about what to eat, what not to eat, what food is "bad" or "good" ....it can get very over whelming and confusing. I've found the biggest mistake most people make in their eating has nothing to do with knowing what are the "right" or best foods to consume. The worst mistake I see most women make is their limited food selection.
Most people don't have a clue how to eat to create the right metabolism responsible for permanent change.
Did you know most people eat less than 20 different foods in their lifetime? In fact, research shows us that most people make no more than 5 food choices a week!
Restricting food selection really does handicap your ability to achieve optimum health, performance and better body shape. Eating a wide variety of foods can have a profound affect on your metabolism and your ability to achieve results. . This means eating:
Unprocessed plant foods
Natural sources of good fats
Colour, the more colour in your food the greater fat burning potential of the meal
Variety! Having 4 to 5 nutrition sources in your meals.